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  1. It’s clear the “cultural differences” extend to the fans of the sport as well.
  2. The thing is, it’s either one or the other, there’s no middle. One person who listens to all parties before making a decision is the best way, someone without vested interest in any of the component parts of F1. Someone who will promote the sport as a whole, not just specific meetings, someone who understands how things work in the 2020’s. There are very few businesses that run successfully by committee, and let’s be honest, Brisca / Bscda / BMB haven’t been an overwhelming success have they - 4 tracks for 2021! No new tracks, just attempts to re live previous ones.
  3. Some time back I read an article about Scunthorpe. The promoter said when running his domestic formula he gets money from the drivers ( pay to race ), drivers bring approx 5 people with them ( driver +1 ) so he can have a paying crowd of over 1,000 without doing any advertising. F1 does attract a bigger crowd than domestic formula but that dosn’t translate to a bigger profit. Another promoter told me he makes twice as much from a banger meeting than he does from a F1 meeting at the same track even though the crowd is smaller. TBH, some in F1 need to get over themselves and wake
  4. To my mind in there is the problem. In what other non club motorsport do the competitors dictate where / when / how they compete ? By all means the drivers can have thier say but the fixtures / regulations / rules are fixed and the drivers can choose to race or not. F1 stock cars are no where near the cash cow / crowd puller they once were and as such in no position to dictate to any promotion what will or will not happen, they should just be a voice in the process. Hypatheticlly, ( spell checker beaten ) - If a group of promotions offered 20 tracks to race on but u
  5. I’d say it is very unlikely we will be told Deane’s reasons as the expression “never wash your dirty linen in public” comes to mind, and the sport never goes public with anything other than good news. Like most subjects in this sport, there are a few who say “I know but I’m not telling you” and that starts the speculation/rumour/ guesswork/ nonsense that always follows resulting in the subject being deleted from most social network sites. The long lay off this year was a golden opportunity for all concerned to come together with a strategy for the future, but it seems it was all last
  6. Very true. Although Bradford Bulls will NOT be playing at Odsal next year.
  7. You should know by now, fans aren’t allowed to know anything, just turn up, pay your entry fee and be grateful.
  8. Or is it time for all concerned to face up to reality and stop fiddling while NIR burns ????
  9. What’s wrong with just racing for the fun of it ????? you never know racing for fun might be more enjoyable ?
  10. Haha, yes - I turned 60 yesterday, the mind going starting already
  11. Yeh, sorry thought you were suggesting splitting grades. 2/3 format works for me, with top 24 - 30 going into the final.
  12. Every form of motorsport has the haves and have nots, always have, always will do. In splitting the higher and lower graders into separate heats etc we would go back to the class1 and class2 stock cars, and we know how that ended when tried before. The final should be the best 30ish cars on the day, regardless of grade or budget.
  13. It’s probably a culmination of most of things mentioned here, he’s probably just had enough of it all, he’s not getting any younger and been in the business for long enough to manage without F1’s. Do you blame him ????
  14. Personally I believe cars should have to qualify for a final, and 2/3 is far better than heats with 15 cars and Cons with 8 cars. But it all depends on car numbers. Its the attitude of choosing formats / tracks etc so “I don’t get damage” that gets me, it’s stock car racing, you will get damage, that’s the very basis of the sport. If a driver chooses to spend £75k on a car, that’s their choice, but don’t try to change the basics of the sport because you don’t want damage. Build a car that can take the hits, isn’t that a part of why FWJ has been so successful, his cars keep going
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