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Liberty's ideas for F1 cost-savings
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News
2018-02-07 14:10:18 UTC
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Modestly paid grid girls replaced by pay-to-participate grid kids?

Pay-to-flag 'volunteers' next?
m***@gmail.com
2018-02-07 14:16:51 UTC
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Modestly paid grid girls replaced by pay-to-participate grid kids?
Pay-to-flag 'volunteers' next?
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m***@gmail.com
2018-02-07 14:24:54 UTC
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Modestly paid grid girls replaced by pay-to-participate grid kids?
Pay-to-flag 'volunteers' next?
Apparently gridkids and a small number of family members get free passes for the race. That sort of money must have Ferrari shitting themselves.
m***@gmail.com
2018-02-07 16:47:51 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.

Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
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2018-02-07 17:08:22 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
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2018-02-07 17:29:10 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
*IF* they're going to charge the grid kids more than the price of the tickets. But are they?
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2018-02-07 17:57:32 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
*IF* they're going to charge the grid kids more than the price of the tickets. But are they?
And how much are they going to charge flaggers?
m***@gmail.com
2018-02-08 02:06:06 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
*IF* they're going to charge the grid kids more than the price of the tickets. But are they?
And how much are they going to charge flaggers?
Do you mean marshals? If so then I have no reason to believe that's what they're going to do.
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2018-02-08 02:36:28 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600 tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
*IF* they're going to charge the grid kids more than the price of the tickets. But are they?
And how much are they going to charge flaggers?
Do you mean marshals? If so then I have no reason to believe that's what they're going to do.
It's coming.
keefy
2018-02-09 21:04:14 UTC
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Come to think of it, this makes zero difference. The teams get
paid out of TV revenues. Ok... except part of Ferrari's backhander
for being Ferrari. And they won't miss the cost of, say, 1600
tickets.
Cost cutting, as non-clueless fans know, is about reducing and
controlling the cost of going racing. There are only 2 ways of
doing that - regulations and an agreement between teams - and LM
can force neither of those.
Saves Liberty money, which is the short-sighted issue being addressed.
*IF* they're going to charge the grid kids more than the price of
the tickets. But are they?
And how much are they going to charge flaggers?
Do you mean marshals? If so then I have no reason to believe that's
what they're going to do.
It's coming.
I must have missed something as I thought your original point was that
LM will not have to pay the grid girls if they are not there; less money
going out = cost saving.

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