From the late 1970s, the UK TV F1 presentation was introduced by The Chain by Fleetwood Mac, but in our minds we heard Money, Money, Money by Abba. Increasingly so when Slim Borgudd was racing. As Abba sang:
So I must leave, I have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game
My life will never be the same
Everything about these deals favoured F1 rather than the local race promoters. F1 races were on US TV in the middle of Sunday afternoon which suited F1 teams and their sponsors. The organisers were naive when it came to running motor racing and naturally used consultancy services from the usual suspects. Those races were a good test run for F1 races in countries with even more money and less sense.
There was even a possibility that John Watson would start at the bottom of the grid and deliver a cracking good race.