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Author Topic: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'  (Read 5223 times)

Offline judy

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2010, 04:46:51 PM »
Why is NASCAR running in front of empty stand? Is NASCAR loosing popularity in US? I thought NASCAR is one of the 2 series popular in US, the other being the IRL.

Is NHRA a new series in US? I am sorry that I asked such basic questions as I am not familiar with motorsports in US.

Offline Dare

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2010, 04:57:36 PM »
NHRA is drag racing Judy.It's been around
since the 1960's,at least

                    http://www.nhra.com/


As far as NASCAR and empty crowds,Cosworth
can better answer that than m
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Online Jericoke

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 05:20:56 PM »
The only place I've heard it is on radical right wing radio. It's surprising how many products over here are touted as "European Style!"

NASCAR is running in front of empty stands. F1 could be moving in on that. As it is, the NHRA seems to be picking up a far chunk of disgruntled former NASCAR fans. ESPN is now showing every one of the NHRA's top level races. Ford has greatly expanded it's profile in the sport, as has Toyota.

One of Canadians' favourite hobbies is stereotyping Americans ;-)

It's true that F1 has blown it in the USA, and continues to pass up no brainer opportunities on a daily basis.  There is room in the USA for F1, but no one in the USA is going to jump through Bernie's hoops (and rightly so!). 

The only way to run an F1 race in the USA right now is for Bernie to run the whole thing.  I don't know if that's a bad idea though.  He could probably get 'stimulus money' to build a brand new race track somewhere in the rustbelt, and have a race under his thumb, just like the Georges or the Frances in Indy and Daytona.

Offline judy

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 05:23:05 PM »
Dare, Thanks for the info on NHRA.
 

Offline Scott

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2010, 12:00:29 PM »
Makes me a bit sour after all the confidence and chest pounding Windsor did on the early media tours...I think they're toast.   >:( >:(
The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline cosworth151

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010, 01:11:05 PM »
Last fall, NASCAR's website reported attendance was down an average of 20% per race over 2008, which was down double digits from 07. According to the Indianapolis Star, TV ratings were down an average of 11%. Prior to leaving the Speedway last year, Joie Chitwood indicated that attendance at last year's Indy NASCAR race was down by 100,000. The Speedway has a total permanent seating capacity of about 257,000.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline judy

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2010, 01:55:02 PM »
Thanks for the info on NASCAR, Cosworth151.

Online Jericoke

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2010, 02:32:11 PM »
Last fall, NASCAR's website reported attendance was down an average of 20% per race over 2008, which was down double digits from 07. According to the Indianapolis Star, TV ratings were down an average of 11%. Prior to leaving the Speedway last year, Joie Chitwood indicated that attendance at last year's Indy NASCAR race was down by 100,000. The Speedway has a total permanent seating capacity of about 257,000.

How much does Tom Cruise want for 'Days of Thunder II'?

Offline Dare

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2010, 02:55:12 PM »
Last fall, NASCAR's website reported attendance was down an average of 20% per race over 2008, which was down double digits from 07. According to the Indianapolis Star, TV ratings were down an average of 11%. Prior to leaving the Speedway last year, Joie Chitwood indicated that attendance at last year's Indy NASCAR race was down by 100,000. The Speedway has a total permanent seating capacity of about 257,000.



How much does Tom Cruise want for 'Days of Thunder II'?

Probably less than what they would have to
pay me to sit thru it
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline cosworth151

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2010, 02:57:05 PM »
I can only think of one thing worse - Stalone doing "Driven II."  :sick:
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Online Jericoke

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2010, 03:54:19 PM »
I can only think of one thing worse - Stalone doing "Driven II."  :sick:

I actually caught some of that on TV last week.  Watching them race Champ cars through traffic in down town Toronto.  Weird.

And what is wrong with Days of Thunder?  I know it's Top Gun in NASCAR, but Top Gun is a good movie too.

Offline Ian

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2010, 04:16:36 PM »
Only one thing spoils Top Gun for me and thats Tom Cruise.  :sick:
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Willy

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2010, 07:06:45 PM »
I hope they can get it together and take their place on the start grid at season start.

If not, I would surely love the see and hear, Peter Windsor back on the grid walk with a mic in his hand.

Online Jericoke

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2010, 01:54:26 PM »
I hope they can get it together and take their place on the start grid at season start.

If not, I would surely love the see and hear, Peter Windsor back on the grid walk with a mic in his hand.


How can he have his heart in F1 after this?  Also, how much respect would he get from others in F1?  I think if the team had one disatrous year, he could go back, but to fold up without a single race puts him in a tough place.

Offline Dare

Re: 'US F1 could skip 2010 season'
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2010, 02:34:19 PM »
I thought I read where Speed Channel had said
if USF! didn't race Windsor still wouldn't return
to the show.

As long as they don't lose Vaersha and Hobbs
the show will still be great
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

 


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