Yes, I am suggesting that people watch to see who comes in 3rd, and 4th, and all the way to 10th. I watch F1, and I know many other do too, for the racing and not just to see who crosses the line first.shingles wrote:Of course it matters that there is no close battle up front. Are we seriously arguing that people watch to see who comes in third in any form of competition? Surely you don’t believe that?ubuysa wrote:All this assumes that F1 viewers only watch the lead cars. Already this year an exciting battle is developing for 4th place between five teams, how much more exciting does it need to be than that?
Plus, Ferrari are dropping the ball and RB look like they could well challenge them soon. So the silver arrows are winning all the time? So what? The midfield is already producing the close racing and exciting battles, does it matter that they're not for 1st place?
But let’s suppose we are ok watching who comes in third, problem is the TV broadcast don’t focus on the mid field.
And you're wrong that the TV doesn't focus on the midfield because it absolutely does, particularly when there is a procession up front.
I'm very happy to watch Renault, Haas, Torro Rosso, Racing Point, and McLaren slug it out. Of course, when Ferrari and Red Bull start to seriously challenge Mercedes things will be different, but to claim that there is no racing just because the first four places are a given is untrue.