Join Grace and me as we discuss Grid Girls (again), life without manufacturers and Renault’s humble chassis comments with regards to McLaren…could we actually see McLaren battling Red Bull in 2018? We read your Mailbag questions and offer some awards.
I do believe at least one manufacturer will leave F1 no matter what happens in 2020. It’s possible it might be two. If success does not come to Honda soon, they may pack it up and leave again.
Hahahaha… boy are F1 glad to have distances from F1B! What a tongue-lashing! Bravo.
There are dozens of F1 websites around that the commercial rights closed their eyes too re their “name rights”. They are in their majority British based, But everybody and his dog knows the first interests of these sites is to safeguard their accreditations and that the interests of their followers are second to that, these sites mostly gather for a section of fanboyism, acts more or less as a (fan-boy club).
They may not anyone having a critical look at the series and I understand that, I do. However, iron sharpens iron and sometimes it is good to have a a few critiques. I know we do here at TPF and that’s fine.
I was thinking the same thing. I believe that is the most down comments on F1 that I have heard from NC.
Honestly, I’m not trying to be a naysayer and negative person here. I’m really not. If I am the only one feeling patronized and toyed with over the way or manner in which they handled the grid girls thing, then I’ll hold my hand up and say that I am wrong and apologize to F1. I love F1, I have a lot of respect for Chase and don’t envy the challenges he faces. I want him to be wildly successful in what they do because I love F1. I’m glad he’s working hard every day on my behalf to build… Read more »
I haven’t listened to the whole podcast yet, but I don’t think your being overly negative. I completely agree with your stance and have a similar view. Just spitballing some numbers but if they are looking to grow 5% and you piss off 40% and half of them leave, you net -15%. They shouldn’t complain when that happens … and please don’t blame it on the fans! :)
I’m no Delphic Oracle here and I am sure Chase and Sean know very well that the first step to success is to buttress your existing fan base and then engaging new fans and energizing your existing base to harvest new fans. Play upon the reality of the orphaned US F1 fan concept about how we are fans but we know very few like us. Make a marketing event called bring your co-workers day. Host a fun event for the fan and her/his co-workers at the track for some snacks and a fun day learning about F1. It could be… Read more »