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Old 29 Apr 2013, 07:56 (Ref:3240452)   #42
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Much as i hate to say it Mr Eccelstone and his team in F1 have controlled the finances well and along with making themselves mega rich they have ensured that some of the money generated by the sport keeps the teams going, even if you fail to gain points in a season you still get a percentage of the cash generated, In sports car racing all teams must finance themselves not easy in today's economic climate.
Thats true, but unfortunately that only works when you have got enough attendance and viewers to get circuits and TV companies willing to pay big money to get you. Mr E has done a brilliant job of elevating F1's popularity, whilst stamping on other series so that F1 is the only globally popular motorsport series.

I think sportscars needs to concentrate on building an ever bigger and bigger loyal and high quality fanbase rather than channel surfing casual viewers as the nature of endurance racing does not suit those casual viewer as it requires longer attention span to understand it. We all know that once your hooked then you cant let go!
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