R.I.P. F1

the_sigman

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Why is it so bad about not having a race in Germany. If the GPs were decided on who is strong in the championship, goodbye Monaco, Spa, Shanghai, Singapore, Yas Marina etc. And if the problem is losing a big market, USA was out, France is out. Did F1 die with their absense?

At the end they don't have any circuits I like a lot.
 

Qazdar Karim

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Both tracks are boring, if you ask me! nurburgring is a bit better than hockenheim ... old hockenheim though was far better than the current one :)
 

Dan Allen

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Why is it so bad about not having a race in Germany. If the GPs were decided on who is strong in the championship, goodbye Monaco, Spa, Shanghai, Singapore, Yas Marina etc. And if the problem is losing a big market, USA was out, France is out. Did F1 die with their absense?

At the end they don't have any circuits I like a lot.
Hmmm. I'm really not sure about the bit I highlighted. I've always thought of F1 being largely unpopular in the US anyway (fan wise). But if you're talking from a purely financial POV, then yeah, guess you could be right...
 

Emerson Meyer

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This is the only racing championship you know 100% which team will win.

Is this attractive? I don't think so.
 

Emerson Meyer

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WRC is still extremely competitive and nice to watch, despite the VW dominance.

WTCC?? Who really cares about WTCC? It's boring to dead.
 

the_sigman

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WRC is still extremely competitive and nice to watch, despite the VW dominance.

WTCC?? Who really cares about WTCC? It's boring to dead.
You said that F1 is the only championship in which there is a dominant team. All the other is excuses to support something clearly wrong ;)
 

Joel

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I guess it's going to be a 6 hour drive to Monza instead of a 3 hour drive to Hockenheim for me this year.... :(
 

Philip Heck

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30 min to Hockenheim
2 hrs to Nürburgring
3 hrs to Spa
5 hrs to Monza

Oh god, please do NOT take Spa or Monza off the calendar EVER! :confused:
 

Benutzername

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The missing track is not the problem. It is a result of the real problems of F1.

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Please have a look at the German GP 20 years ago. Massive crowd, many flags, enthusiastic fans,... The fans are just not that thrilled by F1 anymore, myself included.
In the past, seeing the light flash out gave me goosebumps, aswell as the sound and the corner speed.
Now... I dont know the reason, its just... Different. A bit boring.
The races oftena re even better than in the past, but not as exciting.

The fans are not thrilled anymore, they dont go to the GPs that often, they dont need to see it. The tracks are missing their fans - Meaning the tracks will get kicked out - Moving to countries with more money where the fans are not that important cause the country is able to pay more themselves.
 

Kjell Eilertsen

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People keep saying "the fans don't this and the fans like that" as if they are speaking for everyone. Times have changed, the sport has changed and so has the people around the globe.
I'm not going to try to speak for everyone but I'll tell you my side of the story.
I've grown accustomed to entertainment on demand, to have access to telemetry, interview with people in the paddock or retired divers, expert commentary etc.
I do intend on attending one or two F1 races before I die, but I honestly prefer watching the sport from the leisure of my own home, and I suspect that I'm not alone and that the amount of fans who does is a growing number.