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Author Topic: corona virus and F1  (Read 2363 times)

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2020, 08:59:57 PM »
F1 is cancelling it's contracts with cameramen for 2020. Huge restructuring means old deals no longer apply. Might this actually be the beginning of the end of F1 2020?

https://www.racefans.net/2020/04/10/f1-cancels-2020-deals-with-camera-staff-but-that-doesnt-mean-the-season-is-off/
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Offline Jericoke

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2020, 04:45:09 AM »
F1 is cancelling it's contracts with cameramen for 2020. Huge restructuring means old deals no longer apply. Might this actually be the beginning of the end of F1 2020?

https://www.racefans.net/2020/04/10/f1-cancels-2020-deals-with-camera-staff-but-that-doesnt-mean-the-season-is-off/

The sooner everyone takes this seriously, stays isolated, and lets the virus run itself out, the sooner we can get back to the 'real world'.

We certainly won't have a 2020 season in any way we had hoped, but I hold out hope that there will be F1 racing this year.

Offline Dare

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2020, 05:12:06 AM »
F1 is cancelling it's contracts with cameramen for 2020. Huge restructuring means old deals no longer apply. Might this actually be the beginning of the end of F1 2020?

https://www.racefans.net/2020/04/10/f1-cancels-2020-deals-with-camera-staff-but-that-doesnt-mean-the-season-is-off/

The sooner everyone takes this seriously, stays isolated, and lets the virus run itself out, the sooner we can get back to the 'real world'.

We certainly won't have a 2020 season in any way we had hoped, but I hold out hope that there will be F1 racing this year.



Agreed,many people I know act like it's all a hoax.
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who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
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Jefferson

Offline John S

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2020, 03:35:11 PM »
F1 is cancelling it's contracts with cameramen for 2020. Huge restructuring means old deals no longer apply. Might this actually be the beginning of the end of F1 2020?

https://www.racefans.net/2020/04/10/f1-cancels-2020-deals-with-camera-staff-but-that-doesnt-mean-the-season-is-off/

The sooner everyone takes this seriously, stays isolated, and lets the virus run itself out, the sooner we can get back to the 'real world'.

We certainly won't have a 2020 season in any way we had hoped, but I hold out hope that there will be F1 racing this year.



Agreed,many people I know act like it's all a hoax.

Unfortunately I can see why 'Teens & Twenties might regard this as just another problem heaped on them by the 'Baby Boomers' - that's us!  Here in Britain they have seen house ownership get beyond most average means for under 35s, wages stagnate at below inflation adjusted levels for some years and the old age pensions and old age care bills rocket as we live longer and longer. All they can see is bigger tax bills and less goodies ahead.   

From their point of view they're having to stop enjoying life when there is negligible risk to their own lives (according to the medical stats). I think we need more focus on the sacrifice being made by the younger generation for us old'ns.

Hey perhaps they should award medals for the under 35s after this is over, sure give special ones to heroes - lifesavers etc - but a general one for the rest, like a campaign medal during other wars. 

     
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 03:39:48 PM by John S »
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2020, 09:18:23 PM »
Agreed,many people I know act like it's all a hoax.

Still?!? I thought denying the existence of COVID-19 was impossible by this point! It's become the leading cause of death in some parts of the world...

I've heard of people mistaking it for flu or chicken pox, but to claim it's literally nothing is absurd.

Side note: I'm not sure how many of you are aware, but some of the drivers are trying to raise money for the WHO's COVID-19 response in an eSports series called "Race For The World". Various participants are streaming via Twitch with donation buttons under the relevant videos, and there's also a Tiltify donation page. As I type, they've managed to raise $35,671.30. Next race is 6 pm CEST (which I think is 5 pm BST, though the start times have been a bit relaxed) tomorrow. I know eSports are not everyone's cup of tea here, but it's still good to see that the drivers are trying to help.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2020, 09:26:13 PM by Alianora La Canta »
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Offline John S

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2020, 10:08:34 AM »
Agreed,many people I know act like it's all a hoax.

Still?!? I thought denying the existence of COVID-19 was impossible by this point! It's become the leading cause of death in some parts of the world...

I've heard of people mistaking it for flu or chicken pox, but to claim it's literally nothing is absurd.


What people believe is a tricky subject Alia, some still swear the earth is flat for instance.

My own view on this covid-19 virus is that history may judge the response differently than we expect.

This period may be remembered not for the huge number of deaths from the virus but rather for the wrecking of the world economy, with possible starvation and strife in many parts later down the line.

Lets hope the cure being prescribed by our leaders is not worse than the virus itself.   
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: corona virus and F1
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2020, 05:21:42 PM »
What people believe is a tricky subject Alia, some still swear the earth is flat for instance.

My own view on this covid-19 virus is that history may judge the response differently than we expect.

This period may be remembered not for the huge number of deaths from the virus but rather for the wrecking of the world economy, with possible starvation and strife in many parts later down the line.

Lets hope the cure being prescribed by our leaders is not worse than the virus itself.   

If the 1918 flu is anything to go by, history will remember the deaths, the counter-reactions and the recession - all of which I believe will be remembered however leaders now act, but all somewhat hazily.
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