I feel very much the same way, but realise that for us to have F1 in any form, it has to survive.dans79 wrote: ↑Wed May 01, 2019 5:01 pmI guess to me this was a downward spiral that started under Bernie, and Liberty is continuing down the same path.Big Tea wrote: ↑Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 pmThis is the gist of it. Everyone has a different idea of the perfect F1, or indeed the acceptable F1Mr. Fahrenheit wrote: ↑Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:02 pm
I think what I'm trying to say is that Liberty isn't ruining F1. It's ruining what you think F1 should be.
Average Joe doesn't understand carbon ceramic brakes or double clutch gear boxes. He does understand that some teams are diabolically bad and only one of three teams will win. They're making the show - the racing, not the ridiculous technical complication - the priority.
The only audience that is at risk here is us and I'm OK with that. Just now it's interesting to no one.
Most on here, as it is a F1 site, want deeper than those who are the target audience of Liberty/Sky etc. Who just want numbers during broadcast time who will pay for the privilege. I want it free to air.
Even on a site like this we would have a huge spread of what is good, indifferent and bad about F1.
I am glad to have a noise reduction while to others it is essential. I want to see nimble cars race irrespective of speed while other want 300+mph as a requirement for excitement.
We can not win, and Liberty cannot win because as the saying goes they can not be all things to all men (of all sexes)
- Dumb every thing down, for the lowest of low brow casual fans, so they aren't intimidated.
- Do everything they can to add fake drama for the casual fans with ultra short attention spans.
- Do everything they can to cheapen the sport so some teams and some fans don't have to be exposed to the real world of social standings.
I like my hobbies and my family, and a few beers, but I have to work in the real world to allow me to do the other things.
( Well, I did until I retired, now Screw Em, I do what I want, but know not to make any long term plans, same as F1 would need to keep in mind.)