People seem to forget that prior to the split CART was more popular in the US than Nascar. Several of the major teams and better drivers left with CART but the presumed advantage was lost. This is very similar. In fact, I bet bernie will prop up the old F1 in much the way that TG had to.I don't think there is any comparison to CART or IRL. In both of those cases the teams, and the series, fell into the "who gives a crap" category. More people watch a single F1 race than the entire season of IRL and CART combined (except the Indy 500).
The issue here will be who will the fans follow, the teams or the governing body. I know where I stand, I'll be watching/following the FOTA.
ps. Max should have been "retired" a long time ago imo...
Bernie's agreements with the tracks were predicated on having 20 cars on the grid. If he can't produce that, the tracks might be able to say FU, and I hope they do.Hopefully more of the teams on the sidelines waiting to herre if they are on the grid for next year will withdraw trheir entries as N.Technology has. Mosley and Bernie have wayyyy too much control. As much as I like to see this happen, how will FOTA put together a series for next year so quickly? Bernie also has so much control over the venues and tv.:shrug: