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View Poll Results: Who would benefit most from the demise of F1?
Touring cars 3 9.09%
GT 8 24.24%
Single Seaters (CART, F3000, IRL F3 etc...) 10 30.30%
Rally 2 6.06%
Motorcycling 1 3.03%
other 9 27.27%
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Old 19 May 2002, 00:10 (Ref:289813)   #1
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Who would benefit most from the demise of F1?

If the F1 does decline into nothing, which genre would benefit most? My money would be on Rallying.
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Old 19 May 2002, 00:14 (Ref:289816)   #2
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Other non motor racing sports, certainly none of the above.

F1 is a unique case in that 90% of its worldwide audience are people who are not die hard motor sport enthusiasts. They would start watching more football, or tennis etc.
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Old 19 May 2002, 00:22 (Ref:289817)   #3
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Other non motor racing sports, certainly none of the above.

F1 is a unique case in that 90% of its worldwide audience are people who are not die hard motor sport enthusiasts. They would start watching more football, or tennis etc.
I agree.

If F1 died, no one would benefit, so I'm not even going to vote.

Any real motor racing fan probably watch these series anyway. The only viewers lost would be the casual viewers just interested in the spectacle of F1.
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Old 19 May 2002, 00:43 (Ref:289830)   #4
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CART may gain a few more followers as an alternative, but even that's not too healthy at the moment.

More people may start watching Touring Cars, but the cross-over wouldn't be that great.

Most people would just turn their attention back to their national sports.
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Old 19 May 2002, 00:52 (Ref:289836)   #5
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I've got to agree in parts. An immense number of people would simply turn off auto racing. Rallying would get more exposure, but at present, CART isn't ready to fill the void, and sports and touring car series aren't compelling enough.

Now, if we had a touring car series based on the DTM rules and brought in more manufacturers and a more global perspective, we might have something. Makes for great, close, aggressive, and above all, fast, racing.

If manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, and others come into the IRL, such a series _could_ be made a bit more likely because you'd suddenly have a lot of DTM-style engines out there. I'd certainly watch!
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Old 19 May 2002, 01:24 (Ref:289844)   #6
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I've got to agree in parts. An immense number of people would simply turn off auto racing. Rallying would get more exposure, but at present, CART isn't ready to fill the void, and sports and touring car series aren't compelling enough.

Now, if we had a touring car series based on the DTM rules and brought in more manufacturers and a more global perspective, we might have something. Makes for great, close, aggressive, and above all, fast, racing.

If manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, and others come into the IRL, such a series _could_ be made a bit more likely because you'd suddenly have a lot of DTM-style engines out there. I'd certainly watch!
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Quote: "F1 is a unique case in that 90% of its worldwide audience are people who are not die hard motor sport enthusiasts"

WOOOW! That qualifies me in the remaining 10% i guess. I don't watch soccer matches, besides world cup semi finals and finals, let alone watch tennis or golf.

But strangely, nobody thought that Premier 1 would benefit quite greatly too with their biggest "rival" down?

But besides F1, the few other categories of racing that really appeals to me is DTM, GT, Touring car, MotoGP. But i have no prob with watching other racing formats either.
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Who would benefit most from the demise of F1?
In the last ten or so years EVERYBODY!!!!!
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Old 20 May 2002, 12:23 (Ref:290248)   #10
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But strangely, nobody thought that Premier 1 would benefit quite greatly too with their biggest "rival" down?

As soon as I saw the thread (about 2 mins ago) I tjhought of te new Premier1 series. It seems the obvious answer, as it'll be running at similar sppeds. I'll be following it anyway, as my club Leeds United were the first to unveil their new car.
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No disrespect intended towards our American cousins, but I don't see Cart benefiting from a demise in Formula 1, mainly because Cart is for the majority a US based race series. I'm not suggesting it's not a good race series, but it is very centered within the States.

Lee writes a good article about a DTM style series but it wouldn't take long for that to get up to the cost levels of Formula 1.

There's probably nothing that would replace Formula 1 as it is unique in it's audience attraction.
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Old 20 May 2002, 13:06 (Ref:290330)   #12
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CART for sure, with some road events in europe ans less US events it would be the new F1
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Old 20 May 2002, 14:56 (Ref:290467)   #13
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F1 isn't going away. It has no rivals.

The odd thing about F1 is that it is a team sport, a manufacturer's sport, which is followed by millions of people that don't appreciate it for what it is.
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Old 21 May 2002, 15:33 (Ref:291612)   #14
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Well, hypothetically either sportscars or other single seaters. I don't know about oval racing, IMO it symbolises the number 1 reason why a lot of people don't like motorsport ("It's just going round and round and round" etc)
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CART would mostly likely benefit. Sportscars would not be far behind.
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