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  • "ABC got 3.1 million viewers for the race portion of Sunday’s F1 Miami race, per ESPN, becoming the most-watched F1 grand prix in U.S. history. It was up 58.2% over last year’s 1.96 million viewers."
    Russell Jaslow
    [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
    U.S. College Hockey Online

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    • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
      "ABC got 3.1 million viewers for the race portion of Sunday’s F1 Miami race, per ESPN, becoming the most-watched F1 grand prix in U.S. history. It was up 58.2% over last year’s 1.96 million viewers."
      That’s a hell of a great number. Absolutely destroys INDYCAR audiences outside of the 500 but that’s a shell of its former self but what this really does is begin to provide the idea that nascar just maybe could be challenged head to head for supremacy in the U.S.

      F1 has just the right amount of races here to maintain attention through a summer without oversaturating the market.

      Roger Penske may rethink his myopic knee-jerk response to liberty media.
      Everything in its right place, Wisconsin Hockey National Champs!


      "but you're not as confused as him are you. it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel". Tap pt 1.

      "I think it's ****ing stock. What--? Which part of that is unclear to you? I think it sounds stock to my ears. I mean, do you want me to write it down?" Tap Pt. 2

      Who???! So What!!!! Big Deal!!!!

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      • Originally posted by solovsfett View Post

        That’s a hell of a great number. Absolutely destroys INDYCAR audiences outside of the 500 but that’s a shell of its former self but what this really does is begin to provide the idea that nascar just maybe could be challenged head to head for supremacy in the U.S.

        F1 has just the right amount of races here to maintain attention through a summer without oversaturating the market.

        Roger Penske may rethink his myopic knee-jerk response to liberty media.
        I read they got close to a million more viewers than nascar Sunday night.

        It is going to be interesting how nascar does with their new tv contract. Not sure having it so spread out will help or hurt them.
        Originally posted by BobbyBrady
        Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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        • Originally posted by Drew S. View Post

          I read they got close to a million more viewers than nascar Sunday night.
          They did. But to be fair, the NASCAR race was moved to cable because of the delay.
          Russell Jaslow
          [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
          U.S. College Hockey Online

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          • The Gopher Motorsports team took 17th out of 115 schools at the 2024 SAE IC event at Michigan Speedway. They were a penalty away from 7th overall.

            Our eldest kid drove for the skidpad event and took 4th which he said is the best finish ever for the school.

            Their car and him in the racing suit.

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            • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
              The Gopher Motorsports team took 17th out of 115 schools at the 2024 SAE IC event at Michigan Speedway. They were a penalty away from 7th overall.

              Our eldest kid drove for the skidpad event and took 4th which he said is the best finish ever for the school.

              Their car and him in the racing suit.

              Nice!!! And congratulations! May he have a long, fun, time with Motorsports.

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              • Very cool. I hope you've had The Talk; he's going to need it.
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                • Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
                  Roger Penske may rethink his myopic knee-jerk response to liberty media.
                  Please elaborate?
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                    Please elaborate?
                    Liberty Media, who owns F1 and is in the process of buying MotoGP (if the EU approves), apparently made an offer to buy IndyCar (they were in play back when IMS and IndyCar were originally up for sale at the time Penske bought it). If they indeed made another recent offer (and presumably it included IMS), Penske turned them down.

                    Speaking of sales, Long Beach GP was up for sale as Kalkhoven's heirs wanted to unload their half of the ownership (Forsythe owns the other half). NASCAR was interested and presumably so was Liberty Media. However, Forsythe bought the other half to "protect" it from becoming anything other than an IndyCar event.
                    Russell Jaslow
                    [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
                    U.S. College Hockey Online

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                    • Thanks. Liberty and the FIA are the two power centers of F1, right? Other than the major teams themselves.
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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                        Thanks. Liberty and the FIA are the two power centers of F1, right? Other than the major teams themselves.
                        Just remember that the FIA is a lot more than F1. So they can seem distracted.

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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                          Please elaborate?
                          Liberty Media has contacted Penske 3x (per Marshall Pruitt at Racer) with overtures to purchase the INDYCAR series outright.

                          each time Penske has turned them down and evidently he’s been uncharacteristically gruff about it.

                          this will bite both Penske and the series in the ***.

                          I can’t fathom Penske being able to save the series at this point. 70% of INDY 500 viewers don’t watch a single other INDYCAR race all season and their footprint is barely larger than nascar trucks at this point outside of INDY.

                          Liberty Media has the capital and the ideas that could return INDYCAR to a competitor with nascar imo but…
                          Everything in its right place, Wisconsin Hockey National Champs!


                          "but you're not as confused as him are you. it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel". Tap pt 1.

                          "I think it's ****ing stock. What--? Which part of that is unclear to you? I think it sounds stock to my ears. I mean, do you want me to write it down?" Tap Pt. 2

                          Who???! So What!!!! Big Deal!!!!

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Thanks. Liberty and the FIA are the two power centers of F1, right? Other than the major teams themselves.
                            Liberty owns the commercial rights. The FIA are the regulators.
                            Russell Jaslow
                            [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
                            U.S. College Hockey Online

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                            • Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

                              Liberty owns the commercial rights. The FIA are the regulators.
                              I thought it was Liberty : FIA :: ESPN : MLB
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                              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                                I thought it was Liberty : FIA :: ESPN : MLB
                                FIA is like FIFA or other world sport regulator.

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