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The Future of F1?

Posted in Formula One with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2013 by jackpinnock

As a dramatic new season concluded, and with 26 year old Sebastien Vettel equaling fellow German great Michael Schumacher’s record in winning three straight world championships, it begs the question to me, what is the future of F1?

Well, from my perspective it all comes down to one crucial element that is now absolutly critical in almost every Sport, money, money and more money!

You can now safely say that the driving days of Sir Jackie Stewart, Sterling Moss, Alain Prost and of course Ayrton Senna are now extinct, when all that was avaiable to them was an acceleration pedal and a steering wheel!

In today’s world, there are too many components in order for Mr. Ecclestone to pocket a few millions, but is it destroying the love of racing?

Sponsorship, adveristisement, endorsements, technology, prize money, all of these are now high priority in the world of Formula 1, and all of these are also linked to the most expensive sport in the world, Football.

And with the recent movements of Lewis Hamilton controversially leaving McClaren to join forces with Nico Rosberg at Mercedes and young Mexican, Sergio Perez replacing Hamilton to partner Jenson Button at McClaren, drivers are changing teams quicker than footballers are.

So, the most fundamental question that needs to be answered is why has Formula 1 become more of a business venture than an exciting and enternaining sport to watch?

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