It made me think:
1. Why do they remove fan-made videos on youtube and hunt down any type of footage? Let fans watch, create, and be creative. Involve them, get new people interested. Let people share, spread and watch.
2. Why are they not using the internet more? There are so many possibilities ignored.
3. Why is the price to attend an event so high that tracks usually have empty seats? Where is the logic there? It should always be filled to the max with cheering crowds. It does incredibly much for the overall feel.
4. Why are they leaving classic tracks and countries full of fans in favour of empty seats in some random desert?
They need to stop with this "unique/rare/premium" approach. F1 could be so much bigger, fans could be so much more involved.
Bernie & co seem to be very stuck in "old media", which is on the decline.
I understand that it's about money in the end, but I think much more money could be made if they adapted to new ways and stopped their content-policing of the internet.
As an example, I remember back in time around 2006-2008 when YouTube etc was pretty new, it was full of brilliant videos and material made by fans, with millions of views and discussions that must've brought a ton of fans to the sport. Now all videos are removed within a few days, and if you want to watch anything F1-related, you need to see the bad official race edits or wait for the next race. What's the point of limiting and removing rather than expanding?
Edited by Alx09, 18 November 2012 - 09:44.