Post by D Munz Post by Bobster
It's a bumper season here in SA. We are getting F1, Le Mans (the
race, not the entire series), NASCAR, F2, Aussie V8s and Indycar
I am watching a recording of the Phoenix race, with rookie Robert
Wickens leading but on old tyres.
What is striking is the camera shots from the cars, and I think F1
needs to give serious consideration to two of the camera positions
used in Indy - in the nose (the CAR's nose) and on the helmet visor.
Indycar (and CART before them) made massive jumps in on-car tech.
They recognized that the viewing audience had far more untapped value
than the track audience and went after it. They have always been a
step ahead of F1, IMHO, because Bernie focused too much on how to
This will eventually be the biggest change under Liberty as they
recognize the value of free publicity. Consider the loosening up of
the social media rules. I don't think Bernie ever considered that
there was value in allowing the drivers and teams to build and manage
their own brands. He wanted it all within FOM and that stifled
weekend. Most F1 tracks are a different story. On a lot of the tracks they
struggle to get clean telemetry and voice communication to and from the car.