Most F1 Fanatic’s have complaints about how the way F1 is ran, what races are on the calendar, pay television services taking over from free coverage, how F1 video is “locked down” etc. I was thinking about this, and what I would do if I was in Bernie Ecclestone’s shoes.
1) Remove some of the less popular tracks (Valenica, Abu Dhabi) from the race calendar
2) Bring back some of the older, classic tracks like Imola, and provide funding to improve the tracks facilities and overall track safety
3) Lower races fees for classic, “heritage” tracks such as Spa to secure their place in F1
4) Create and official F1 YouTube account with more video content than the current F1 site
5) By lowering race fees, tickets for races will become cheaper
6) Coverage in each country must have one free to air broadcaster of F1, showing full races live where possible. Pay TV services may compete with free to air broadcasters, but they do not have exclusive rights to some/all races live.
7) Coverage rights for free to air broadcasters will be reduced, so they can afford to broadcast it
8) Create an official F1 fan group where fans can vote on various aspects of the sport, the results taken into account into decisions about the sport
9) And finally @keithcollantine will run the official F1 website, with F1 Fanatic replacing the current one!
They are just some idea of my own, off the top of my head – what about you?
Note: I am talking about Formula One Management here, not the FIA, I am not talking about what rules of the sport you would change.