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“One race is stupid but imagine if it was the last three races. It means that somebody would have to have a 150-point advantage minimum to be sure they will win. The teams have not accepted it because they are bloody idiots.”
“This is a completely different series and it would be a big mistake to compare it to F1. FE is so much less elitist and more approachable.”
“We need everyone in the sport – more teams and more things happening around F1 will help.”
“I think it’s always harder for the person who’s leading. I think the guy who’s hunting has kind of resigned themselves, partly, to the possibility of not winning, whereas the other one’s got it all to lose.”
Christian Horner: “Obviously costs are too high and there’s not enough income coming into the sport.”
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) November 14, 2014
— Eric Boullier (@eboullier) November 14, 2014
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Comment of the day
Bernie Ecclestone’s comments yesterday pointed to a fundamental disagreement between his view of how the sport should development and that of many fans:
I have been a follower of F1 close to 35 years, so yes I am part of that group that Ecclestone sees as the target group. But any company knows that it has to find new ways of finding customers otherwise it will die.
Many 80-year-olds have problem with the new media forums that are available. Even my sons know more about it than that I do and I am in my mid-40s.
Although Ecclestone has done much in the past to lift the sport he sees it as his own toy that can die with him. Although the problems have been going on for some year now, the last few weeks things have started escalating. This man is clearly has become a problem for the sport to move forward.
If you can’t see the problem, you are part of the problem.
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On this day in F1
Fernando Alonso’s first public appearance for Ferrari on this day five years ago did not go according to plan.
While showing off his new driver line-up to a crowd at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo got himself, Alonso, Felipe Massa and a new Ferrari California stuck in one of the circuit’s gravel beds.
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