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General F1 Discussion / Re: Spitballing ideas for assigning 'blame' for a crash
« Last post by Andy B on September 19, 2021, 10:13:37 PM »
I can see the strategists spending hours and building computer simulations working out where to have their driver take out a close rival to maximize their placement with minimum penalty.
I don't like the slippery slope that may create.

I was going to say that's ridiculous, but Nelson Piquet Jr would disagree.

He proves the point though!
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Pictures & Jokes / Re: Facebook related
« Last post by John S on September 19, 2021, 10:07:29 PM »
 :DD :DD :DD

They remind me of racy postcards we used to get at the seaside to send to friends & relatives by good old snail mail, Monty.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Spitballing ideas for assigning 'blame' for a crash
« Last post by Jericoke on September 19, 2021, 08:11:47 PM »
I can see the strategists spending hours and building computer simulations working out where to have their driver take out a close rival to maximize their placement with minimum penalty.
I don't like the slippery slope that may create.

I was going to say that's ridiculous, but Nelson Piquet Jr would disagree.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Spitballing ideas for assigning 'blame' for a crash
« Last post by Willy on September 19, 2021, 04:36:02 PM »
I can see the strategists spending hours and building computer simulations working out where to have their driver take out a close rival to maximize their placement with minimum penalty.
I don't like the slippery slope that may create.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Yet another new idea
« Last post by Willy on September 19, 2021, 03:51:47 PM »
This seems like another rather confusing gimmick so the "need to be entertained every second" younger audience will continue to watch, and hopefully increase their numbers.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Marko - Red Bulls worst PR nightmare
« Last post by Jericoke on September 19, 2021, 01:19:23 PM »
It's not just in F1 that Marko as Red Bull has attitude towards others take a look at this link below they are taking a gin company to court because their name, Bullards, has the word Bull in it and they think it will cause confusion. This is not their first time playing this game as they did the same with a Norwich company, Redwell, because they had Red in their name they eventually dropped that case.
You couldn't make it up!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-58607923

Trademark laws are insane.  If you don't vigorously defend it, you can lose it.  For example, Google sues media companies that use the term 'Google it', instead of 'Search it with Google'.  You can't trademark a verb, so if 'Google' is a verb, then anyone can use the word Google.

If Red Bull 'allows' anyone to use the world 'Bull' in their drink trademark, then ANYONE can use the word Bull.  Ditto 'Red'.  If anyone can have a drink with bull in the name, or red in the name... then based on precedent, why can't someone have a drink called Red Bull?

Red Bull isn't planning to win the case, but rather have other companies prove specifically why they're allowed to, so future cases have to meet the same standard.

It puts a lot of completely innocent people in the cross fire, but just take a walk through downtown of any major city and see how many people are willing to just rip off trademarks.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Marko - Red Bulls worst PR nightmare
« Last post by Andy B on September 19, 2021, 04:55:34 AM »
It's not just in F1 that Marko as Red Bull has attitude towards others take a look at this link below they are taking a gin company to court because their name, Bullards, has the word Bull in it and they think it will cause confusion. This is not their first time playing this game as they did the same with a Norwich company, Redwell, because they had Red in their name they eventually dropped that case.
You couldn't make it up!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-58607923
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Marko - Red Bulls worst PR nightmare
« Last post by Willy on September 18, 2021, 10:21:50 PM »
Every time Marko opens his mouth, nonsense spews forth.
He is a complete moron and Red Bulls marketing and PR people must roll their eyes and wish they could find a way to muzzle him. But, since he is tight with the owner, he gets away with saying anything his twisted mind can imagine.
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Yet another new idea
« Last post by Andy B on September 16, 2021, 10:57:19 PM »
If they start talking about "Playoffs" I will sadly say goodbye to F1 though I have loved it for close to 60 years.

I could have written that!
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General F1 Discussion / Re: Yet another new idea
« Last post by Jericoke on September 16, 2021, 09:26:30 PM »
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F1 needs change and must be interesting for the young audience.

F1 NEEDED change.  They were sorely lacking in media and social media presence.  Bernie had everything locked down so hard that unless you watched the races live, there was no way to see anything.

It's really really opened up.  Great video presence on social media.  Plenty of options to watch the race.  Documentaries at an accessible level.  Athletes who have a 'media savviness'.

I think F1 is on the right track, the 'hooks' are set, its time to just let the sport be the sport and see if the fans coming in stay.  I think they will.  I don't have all the 'engagement metrics' that Liberty has, but really... I think they've done a great job of making the sport engaging without changing the sport itself (too much).

I think bringing in more sponsors/suppliers/investors is the next step.  Eccelstone was right to bring in the eccentric billionaires to the sport.  Liberty needs to keep it up.  Now that all the billionaires have spaceships, lets get them to look at owning race teams.
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