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    I’m a French F1 fan for almost 20 years and in the country the sport’s visibility has just gone from bad to worse in the last few years.

    From no driver on the grid to no home race to pay tv, audience will never be what it was.

    The older generation won’t by a suscription to watch live a race. They’ll just get the results later, bu luck on the radio or newspapers.

    The younger generation can’t by a suscription without their parents’ agreement and won’t be able to see F1 live if they don’t have the channel that broadcasts it. I even know a 15 year-old go-kart racer who doesn’t have Canal+ and just can’t watch his favorite sport live at home.

    Remember, we have no home Grand Prix in France, so no adverts for F1, but we have a four-time world champion engine and as much as three points-scoring drivers on the grid. But you can’t love a sport you can’t see…

    The Alain Prost era is far away now and most fans here are passionate from that time.

    I (McLaren fan) managed to convert my wife (turned strictly Hamilton fan), my brother (turned Vettel/Red Bull fan) and two of my best-friends (turned Alonso and Ferrari fan) to the sport, but it’s the best I can do if FOM/FIA/Promoters does not help me and my fellow F1 Fanatics.

    The situation of F1 is critical and something must be done about a F a O and a M.
    It’s called social media and fan experience.

    #270351
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    It’s Mr Marc Limacher who has made the Business Book GP, he’s the editor of TomorrowNewsF1.com and he’s very much involved in the sport business.

    I know him personally, he’s a reliable guy and I trust him, but as said above some figures are there to fill the gaps.

    The list gives a first impression of drivers’ salaries but far from being totally correct as we don’t know the whole story about teams and money.

    I have the book and it is good lecture.

    #268587
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    The problem with F1 is the constant changes of rules. That’s one of the point why people don’t watch it; they do not understand it.

    As @GeeMac mentioned above as ‘qualifying handicap’, why would you handicap the team/driver that has done a better job? They don’t do that in football, and it’s the most popular sport over the globe.

    #245467
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    Grosjean overtaking Webber on the outside of Turn 1 at the start.
    It made his race, which was a champ material one.

    #243179
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    @wsrgo Da Costa replaces Kvyat at Carlin for Macau F3 GP

    #243176
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    @wsrgo No official reason has been given for Serralles – who retired due to accidents in seven of the last nine European F3 races this year – skipping Macau, hehe

    #243173
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    Exactly @wsrgo and Jean-Eric Vergne won the British F3 championship back in 2010 if ever I saw it. Anyway, keep updating some Macau GP F3 news, I love that event

    #243171
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    That’s a massive line-up, and we know that among those guys there is future F1 driver(s). I go for Prema or Carlin (easy)

    I’m for my fellow coutryman Esteban Ocon, he’s the first Frenchman to race in an FIA-rules F3 competition since the current-generation machines were introduced at the beginning of the 2012 season.

    #241512
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    An IndyCar/Formula Renault 3.5 mix of a car. I quite like it but the big the front wing. Can’t wait September 2014!

    #224401
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    That’s deceiving we have a Ferrari but not the one of M.Schumacher (7-times world champion), no 50’s car from J.M. Fangio (5 World Chamionship), no McLaren deal (8-times Constructors Champion), no A.Prost (4 W.C.), and no A.Senna, the most popular driver in the history of F1 (3 W.C.). Last two mentioned won all their titles in the 80’s/90’s (classic game era) and Mclaren all bar one (1974).
    Oh, and what about M.Häkkinen ?

    I’m still pleased about the uprades of F1 2013, the gaming experience and the classic stuff, but it always looks like an unfinished business, telling us next year it’ll be massively improved. Thankfully !

    #230989
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    Great improvment mate. Nice we can now embed images and videos.

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