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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:41 (Ref:2908817)   #76
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So does this mean Penske's back in ALMS?
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:43 (Ref:2908818)   #77
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Have they had anything to do with this announcement?...
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:43 (Ref:2908820)   #78
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Will there even be an ALMS to be back in in 2014?!
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:45 (Ref:2908821)   #79
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:50 (Ref:2908826)   #80
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Formula One.......Nascar........IndyCar........


Nascar will never be in trouble....formula One will nevere be in trouble......Not sure about indycar though
F1 is dominated by a drinks manufactuer.

Admitedly, I don't follow F1 closely these days, yet I know all about Red Bull, Newey and Vettel, but it was only today, reading up on the 2014 engine switch, I realised they were powered by Renault.

In sportscars, the manufactuers is first, and foremost.

F1 can continue as is, but as a car fan, it has little relevance, if I follow a manufactuer, it will be in sportscars, rallying or touring cars.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:54 (Ref:2908830)   #81
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F1 can continue as is, but as a car fan, it has little relevance, if I follow a manufactuer, it will be in sportscars, rallying or touring cars.
And that is exactly why F1 will always be bigger than Sportscars, Touring cars or Rallying. Most people don't want to follow faceless corporations but rather people they can relate to, usually by virtue of nationality.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 19:59 (Ref:2908834)   #82
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Im a pessimist, but I love looking through forums and people always find to see this as a bad thing: Audi pulling out, what happens if Peugeot pulls out, too many manufacturers in LMP1, LMP1 is too expensive, Honda will go to DP, evil aliens in tin spaceships destroying Circuit de La Sarthe, ect.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:01 (Ref:2908835)   #83
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Will there even be an ALMS to be back in in 2014?!
I don't think there will be an ALMS that has LMP1s, the series will most likely get scaled back to LMP2/LMPC & GTs to survive.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:01 (Ref:2908837)   #84
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F1 is the soap opera of Motorsport. Nevertheless i enjoy F1. F1 is more about the drivers ego's and personalities and who has the best technical staff...


Adrian Newey is the King of aerodynamics. That is a thats why Red bull is in impecabble form.

More interesting is the fact that Adrian Newey was at Mclaren and had the fastest car there but poor Kimi Raikkonen couldn't buy any reliability there.

In a sense Along with Adrian newey comes reliability woes.
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And that is exactly why F1 will always be bigger than Sportscars, Touring cars or Rallying. Most people don't want to follow faceless corporations but rather people they can relate to, usually by virtue of nationality.
I never understood the nationality thing though, Ive never picked my favorite drivers, teams or athletes in general based on their nationality.

Just because someone's German dosen't mean I feel like rooting for them. In fact, it makes it actually less likely
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:03 (Ref:2908841)   #86
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And that is exactly why F1 will always be bigger than Sportscars, Touring cars or Rallying. Most people don't want to follow faceless corporations but rather people they can relate to, usually by virtue of nationality.
Like the Formula 1 hero of the British Working Class Nigel Mansell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTOrHCnCoy0

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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:04 (Ref:2908843)   #87
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I never understood the nationality thing though, Ive never picked my favorite drivers, teams or athletes in general based on their nationality.

Just because someone's German dosen't mean I feel like rooting for them. In fact, it makes it actually less likely


Tell that to the town of Heppenheim
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:05 (Ref:2908845)   #88
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And that is exactly why F1 will always be bigger than Sportscars, Touring cars or Rallying. Most people don't want to follow faceless corporations but rather people they can relate to, usually by virtue of nationality.
People can relate to marque, especially to the ones they (and their fathers) are driving. Take Opel or Volkswagen for example. These marques have a large following, because many people drive its cars. This is why many Opel fans flocked to DTM races in the mid-90s, to see their marque kick Mercedes and Alfas butts.

And speaking of faceless corporations, Red Bull is at least as much faceless as Mercedes is.

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Just because someone's German dosen't mean I feel like rooting for them. In fact, it makes it actually less likely
Well I root(ed) for Michael Schumacher in F1, for Audi in endurance racing and rooted for BMW in WTCC. I'm by no means biased towards Germany, but I want to see my country being internationally successful. That includes motorsport
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 20:10 (Ref:2908846)   #89
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Even if Audi does stay with Porsche in LMP1, somehow people will find something to be worried about.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 21:01 (Ref:2908863)   #90
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WOW, WOW, WOW. What fantastic news to wake up to. The long awaited and much anticipated return is now going to happen. My son actually woke me at about midnight to tell me. What a great day.....well, for us Porsche nuts, anyway.
I wonder if Ferrari will now have the balls to come back to P1.
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