Nice one this
We’re here and I’m telling you, they’ll get lots of us to show up just by giving us a race. It’s more in the hands of the venue to handle their finances correctly and not piss off Bernie.
I guess F1 should not really even try and look at competing with NASCAR but rather getting a few of the old F1 stars who are well known to motorsport fans in the US, like the Andretti’s, Emmo, possibly even Montoya. Get Franchitti there and a couple of others from IndyCars as well to attend and talk about how exiting it is, even if its different.
Tell about how these series connect through engine technologies learnt, McLaren electronics, Lotus being in 2 of them, having big brands like Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes. Doing complicated things with brake engergy that can be used by other businesses, etc.
Take it as a great chance to boost the whole profile of Motorsports and highlight what makes F1 special – world wide series, high-tech, lots of data and stats (please give them to us live Bernie).
Fully agree on the promotors having to do their job now to get everything working, although I would hope the teams will support it with events on private tracks all over the country for enthusiasts and demo runs in bigger cities in the next 2 years.