dans79 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:10 pm
NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:36 pm
So I think Ted has been kept on to try and get more average fans in to it a little more. I mean, in Barcelona the other week he had a Formula E car (could'nt find an F1 car the right scale), A model of a London bus same scale as the E car and a wishbone from an actual chicken!! to try and show how strong the Halo is supposed to be. It was far from serious and quite comical to be honest so Ted is just a bit of fun. Maybe I'm wrong, but thats how I see it.
It's sad how far society has fallen, that we now have to placate and entertainer the lowest common denominator.
Nothing has changed in the grand scheme of things, but the current generation doesn't get turned on the same way the previous one did.
Go back long enough and people used to like watching slaves fighting to the death. Come back to the present and we sit in front of TVs watching strangers driving in funny circles, running around kicking balls, beating each other to a pulp, pretending to be something they're not or trying to win some popularity contest. It serves no purpose other than to entertain and I suppose you could say placate.
Besides, F1 wants to bring in the new fans because the sport can't survive if they can't being in new fans. It's a lot more complicated to get into F1 now than it was in, say, the 70s. The rule books used to be a page, now they're 100+, the sporting regulations the same. Couple that with the fact that these days we are spoiled with instant and speedy access to information, something we never had. So the delivery of new information to new people has to be quick and punchy, because who is going to spend hours learning about something they may not even like. Once these new people have an idea of how things work and like the sport itself, then they can easily find out more in depth and better curated material.
“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” --Ernest Hemingway