Post by D Munz Post by ~misfit~
They want noisy cars - never mind the innovation. It's what
Americans like don't you know?
I don't think the noise complaint is an American deal. I would say
that the vast majority of the American audience has only experienced
F1 through the broadcast where the noise is not a real factor.
I do think Liberty are sensitive to the complaints from fans who
actually attend the grands prix and the that those complaints are
magnified through social media. By that I mean someone who has never
actually heard an F1 engine may parrot what is said on Facebook or
come to believe that the in-person experience is somehow diluted
because of what they read.
If that perception reduces the interest or monitization of F1, then
Liberty will be all over it.
Have you read Liberty's "Vision"? It's so full of contradictory ideas that
it reads like a wish-list.
They want a "cheap, simple, loud" PU that is still road-relevant and hybrid?
Yeah, road cars are loud, dumping energy out as noise....
The most worrying part is they're talking about standardisation of 'certain
parts' while keeping the cars unique (?). It sounds like they're trying to
turn F1 into an international version of Indycars.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)