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      01-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #14
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Let's hope USF1 does well and helps to return the F1 fan base so missing in the US. Peter is a great guy, and Chad Hurley seems to write blank checks (without much knowledge about the sport in reality), hopefully his money will be put to good use.

Getting talent will be tough. These days F1 has changed a lot, what once was a gentleman's sport became a tobacco/alcohol sponsorship series, after which a manufacturer's series, and with Honda, BMW, Toyota pulling out, it has become essentially a Sovereign series (India [Force India and an upcoming track], Malaysia [through ownership of Proton/Lotus and of course hosting a GP], Middle East ownership and increased venues there, UK and Germany owning their own teams incusive of driver nationalities, engine and chasis build, etc.) And with so many new teams in the hunt for $$$, their decision for driver selection is not necessarily based on talent but that driver's ability to bring sponsiorship money...
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