Can F1 be liberated from its 'dysfunction'?

Can F1 be liberated from its 'dysfunction'?
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#1

Nice read on the BBC Site about the group taking over F1 from the Poison Dwarf.

Seems they are more interested in investing in the sport rather than just taking out.

Discuss


#2

Originally posted by @BTripz

Nice read on the BBC Site about the group taking over F1 from the Poison Dwarf.

Seems they are more interested in investing in the sport rather than just taking out.

Discuss

I think the BBC online sports coverage is quite informative and usually pretty accurate. Personally I prefer their F1 coverage to Sky’s but prefer Sky’s coverage of the footie


#3

The best way to sort out F1 is to get rid of Mr Ecclestone.


#4

And more crashes. There should be more crashes.


#5

Preferably involving Lewis Hamilton crashing into Bernie Ecclestone.


#6

It’s a bit dull these days though, innit? It’s like cheering on the best laptop in PC World.


#7

I lost interest when they decided to add several trips to the garage every few laps. What is wrong with keeping pit stops for emergency works or a badly needed piss? You dont see Mo Farah stopping every few kilometers for a change of footwear. Feckin pansies.


#8

Ecclestone out, Ross Brawn in


#9

Why Bernie was both loved and loathed

Loved by those he made very rich, loathed by almost everyone else!!


#10

I keep pressing “F1” and I’m just getting Google Chrome help page…type in “How To Get Rid of A Shortarse Megolomaniac” and it directs me to Sotonians.com.

Sorry Pap…just joking… :lou_wink_2:


#11

They have done well over the last twenty years taking something so full of excitement, noise and colour, and turning it regularly into some of the dullest TV you will ever see.


#12

Chase Carey says Bernie Ecclestone exit means Formula 1 can be run differently

Bernie Ecclestone has been removed as Formula 1’s boss because the sport “needs a fresh start”, says new chairman Chase Carey.

Carey has been put in charge by Liberty Media, the US group which completed its $8bn (£6.4bn) takeover of the sport.

The American told BBC Sport he had “tremendous respect” for Ecclestone, but F1 “needs to be run differently than for the last four or five years”.

“Bernie is a one-man team. It was not right in today’s world,” he said.

“The decision-making is not as effective as it needs to be. Clearly it has to be improved.”

Ecclestone has been removed as chief executive but offered a new advisory role as chairman emeritus.

Carey said Liberty had major plans to grow F1 around the world. He said:

  • F1 is a “unique, iconic, global event that is a spectacle second to none”
  • The sport has not grown in recent years as much as it needed to and Liberty could exploit new technologies to do that
  • Liberty would protect historic races and sees Europe as the “foundation” of the sport
  • It would expand, particularly with a view to new events in the US
  • Liberty wanted to make much more of the promotion of F1 itself, its participants and individual events
  • There will be a British Grand Prix despite speculation Silverstone could be dropped by 2019

#13

I used to get up and watch them all live, do not even watch it anymore. Shame, don’t know what happened really, as it is strange to go from fanaticle to not even checking the results or following :frowning:


#14