It's not the drivers that rule, it's the tv coverage.
Cart coverage concentrates much more on passing even if it is way back down
the field, anything that provides action and e***ment, not just constantly
watching the front driver hit the perfect line. Maybe that is fun for some
people, but I think the average fan wants to see e***ment, and F1 coverage
just doesn't provide that.
That's the only thing I don't like about F1, the coverage practically puts
you to sleep. If they showed more of the action, even if it's a pass for
15th, I'd rather see a pass for 15th than nothng at all but Mika H. or Mike
S. over and over just driving with no competition anywhere around. That's
what I expect when I watch practice & qualifying sessions, not when I watch
Who knows, this may be a cultural thing. I think it has been insinuated
often enough that it's just us uncultured Americans who like passing and
action and e***ment, while the refined Europeans wouldn't possibly like
such excitment in F1, they only want to see their favorite driver hit that
Well our friends in Europe, is that true? Do you really not like passing? I
am being somewhat serious, if there really is a cultural difference in what
we want when we watch racing, or if it's just the higher-ups that forget not
everyone is a racer and can appreciate watching a perfect drive.
The coverage at Long Beach this weekend was great. Hopefully, the US Grand
Prix coverage will be good, maybe then they'll concentrate more on the
public coverage instead of their little pay per view thing. (The Chicago
Blackhawks tried a similiar tactic, they went totally to their own channel,
and their huge fan base of the 70's / early 80's just evaporated).
> >Makes F1 look like a joke by comparison - superb filmwork, much more
> >sensation of
> >speed, pit-to-driver radio broadcasts, in-car cameras from all the cars,
> >more passing in one race than in the last 2 years of F1, cars going thru
> >corners 3 a***, the winner starting the race 17th on the grid -WOW!
> >No wonder Bernie had to ban CART from any non-oval tracks outside the
> >F1 would have gone down like lead balloon with that sort of competition.