Thursday, November 3, 2016

Formula 1 is Awesome, But Needs To Keep Up-To-Date

Formula 1 is an amazing sport. Athletes at the peak of their fitness are riding around in a car at, what Wikipedia states, can be up to 369.9 km/h.

On low-downforce circuits greater top speeds were registered: at Gilles-Villeneuve (Canada) 325 km/h (203 mph), at Indianapolis (USA) 335 km/h (210 mph), and at Monza (Italy) 360 km/h (225 mph).

In the Italian Grand Prix 2004, Antônio Pizzonia of the BMW WilliamsF1 team recorded a top speed of 369.9 km/h (229.8 mph).

I would love to be able to show you an awesome video of a car flying off into the distance with the pitch of the engine screaming but this is where the problem lies: F1 Formula One, the company that owns all official video footage of the races has not really been switched on about sharing anything on social media.

Kravitz at the 2005 United States Grand Prix, ...There are some amazing journalists out there who still get the word out. Joe Seward has an amazing blog that has the nuance and flavour of the F1 Paddock.

Ted Kravitz (@tedkravitz ) is a great Formula 1 reporter and sadly doesn't get his information out enough!

So here is what I'm talking about:

Why aren't there more videos? Because YouTube doesn't have any. Why not? Because F1 Formula One the company haven't put any out there! Silly buggers.