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Bernie Ecclestone needs to be educated on the benefits that social media can bring to a brand, that’s the view of Force India team principal and co-owner Vijay Mallya.
The Indian reckons Formula 1 is missing a trick when it comes to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the like, regardless of whether it generates income, purely because Ecclestone has shunned new media in favour of traditional TV.
"What I don’t understand is that Bernie doesn’t want to know about social media - he’s a TV man and that’s it," Mallya told Autosport.
"Somebody who is qualified enough to persuade him and convince him that social media is something that should be taken seriously would be a nice addition.
"It’s [social media] fantastic. We need someone like that to come and make a presentation to Bernie. Then I think he will be convinced."
He’s also warned against sudden changes to ‘spice up the sport’ because of a lack of spectators which he reckons can be attributed to other factors, not necessarily popularity.
"Bernie may also be concerned at the lack of live spectator interest, but you cannot immediately ascribe that to the races being unexciting.
"It could be for so many other reasons: ticket prices will influence attendance big-time, and so will weather or other clashing major sporting events - all this has to be factored in.
"You can’t just say: ‘the stands are empty; the sport is not exciting enough’."
Exactly, f1 could gain so much from social media
it’s way behind other series, it all boils down to how fan friendly the sport is in comparison to others
F1 is not as appealing as a lot of other series because the internet presence of the sport itself, not the teams, isn’t there. GP2 has a great presence online and they really try to give back to the fans. I get it’s a whole different scale but look at the US to IndyCar and NASCAR. I went to Daytona in 2011 and saw the Nationwide race, it wasn’t even the main event of the weekend but the fan interaction and how they got fans involved was great and even then they were using twitter to get everyone involved.
Bernie is holding the sport back years, in terms of making it fan friendly and making it appeal to the population today, by keeping it out of mainstream social media. A website just isn’t enough these days.
Everyone is getting hype with another Red Bull’s shock decision by announcing Max Verstappen joining Toro Rosso in next year. But, I’m disappointed why some of the racing junkies dissing him because he takes over JEV seat or he’s too young to drive F1 car.
C’mon. Max is really talented on these days, especially he won several wins in FIA F3 Europe and Zandvoort F3 Masters this year. I’m sure when he races in F1, he will definetly do better than his dad Jos the Boss who has 106 GP starts (plus being Michael Schumacher’s teammate at Benetton in 1994).
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I agree with you but I can’t help but think this boy’s career is at risk by this (too) early move. He’s good, but STR is known by burning perfectly good drivers in their ‘journey for a new Vettel’. I just hope it doesn’t happen to Max.
Also, I’d feel the same way about Carlos, and I felt the same way back whith Seb Buemi and Jaume.