Robbo-92 wrote:I can see them having more with no fans though should the situation not improve.
By 2024, i suspect there'll be as few viewers on TV as there are in the grandstands.
Sadly probably not far from the truth
Worst thing is they could probably get out of Sky’s exclusive deal if they wanted to make it vastly more available to the fans by having it on free to air and/or making F1 TV available in all countries with a low cost subscription (obviously still not ideal but better than Sky’s expensive whole package which having a quick look on Sky’s site is £45 a month which will probably get hiked up within a year or two. Makes the yearly price of $80 look a bargain, imagine it’d be circa £80 it F1 TV Pro was even available for people in the UK.
Cancellation of the FIA WEC “Sebring 1000 Miles” race scheduled for March 20 Following the announcement made by President Trump at 9.00 pm(EST) on 11th March of a wide suspension of travel by non US citizens from Europe to the USA, the leadership of the WEC has reviewed the viability of staging the Sebring 1000 Miles race.
Following the announcement made by President Trump at 9.00 pm (EST) on 11th March of a wide suspension of travel by non US citizens from Europe to the USA, the leadership of the WEC has reviewed the viability of staging the Sebring 1000 Miles race planned to be held at Sebring on 20th March. After a careful review of the situation, it has been determined that the WEC race will be cancelled.
Given the large number of drivers, team staff and officials who are still in Europe and who were scheduled to travel to the USA in the coming days, it would not be possible or appropriate to stage the race in their absence.
The decision to cancel was communicated and accepted by John Doonan, President of IMSA late in the evening of 11th March.
Gerard Neveu CEO of WEC said: “This decision was not made lightly. Our teams and officials place great value on racing at Sebring in front of its enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans. While this cancelation has been forced upon us because of the travel restrictions from Europe to USA, WEC remains committed at all times to the health and welfare of its teams, officials and race fans. Further, the quality of every aspect of a WEC race event is at the heart of everything that we do and will never be compromised.”
In addition to the cancelation of the race, WEC’s Sebring test scheduled for 14th and 15th March will now not take place.
With all racecars and equipment already located in the Sebring paddock, WEC will now focus on managing an orderly return to Europe.
Seeing on Sky Sports News that its been postponed as well, probably hesitant to say cancelled till its physicality impossible to put it in the schedule at the end of the year but postponed is as good as cancelled in my opinion.
Brawn said a week or so ago that if any team can't compete it won't be a championship race. Of course back then it was when all eyes were on Ferrari. Given it's McLaren, it wouldn't surprise me if they rolled back on that.