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    • 86 year old Bernie Ecclestone is out as head of Formula 1, replaced by Chase Carey

      This is a major change. Bernie Ecclestone is no longer the head of Formula 1 after 40 years and his position will be taken by Chase Carey. Who is Chase Carey? An American executive who is a 21st Century Fox vice chairman and now takes the reigns at Formula 1.


      Chase Carey wants to make Formula 1 races big events like the Super Bowl. Ecclestone had the following to say about the change:

      Quote Originally Posted by Ecclestone
      I was deposed today. I am simply gone. It's official. I am no longer the leader of the company. My position has been taken by Chase Carey.

      My new position is one of those American terms. It's something like an honorary president. I have this title now, even though I don't know what it means.

      My days in the office will be getting quieter now. Maybe I will attend a Grand Prix sometime in the future.


      I still have many friends in Formula 1, and I still have enough money to afford to attend a race.
      Bernie Ecclestone has enough money to do whatever he wants and likely got plenty in the multi-billion dollar deal that resulted in Liberty Media taking control of Formula 1.

      What will happen to Formula 1 now? Chase Carey says they will get a fresh start. He wants a bigger digital media presence. One area where Formula 1 can truly expand is in the United States. An American head will likely put an emphasis on doing exactly that.

      We will see what changes this brings. It is the end of an era.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 86 year old Bernie Ecclestone is out as head of Formula 1, replaced by Chase Carey started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 13 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Let me subscribe like Netflix and HBOgo so I can stream and I will be happy.
        Make it so we can switch between angles/cars, flip between cockpit/helmet cams, show configurable data or stats on the screen etc and they could name their price and make so much money.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Streaming would be excellent. They need to get with the times.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Sadly this news is from the 23rd, so 2 days old already.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        Make it so we can switch between angles/cars, flip between cockpit/helmet cams,
        You don't have this now?
        I have a subscription to a sports channel that has different channels to different car views, pit view, oversight/split channel (like a security camera screen).
        It is just not free.

        But I'm interrested to see how they will change the options of F1.

        There is speak of stretching the number of races to 25, with 4 big events in the USA with a Superbowl like organization.
        Not sure how the teams will react to that (the 25 races) but it sure will be a change.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        So what if it's two days old?
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Liberty Media is already having an influence Click here to enlarge
        New rule changes for 2017 are:
        -No driver penalties unless there is a collision with an obvious culprit.
        -After a Safety Car situation there will be a standing start. That will give some more spectacle.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        You don't have this now?
        I have a subscription to a sports channel that has different channels to different car views, pit view, oversight/split channel (like a security camera screen).
        It is just not free.
        WHat is the subscription service called? As far as I know we don't get access to that in the US. How much is it?
        That seems awesome.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        WHat is the subscription service called? As far as I know we don't get access to that in the US. How much is it?
        That seems awesome.
        It's a Dutch cable provider ZIGGO that covers all F1 transmissions, and provides 4 sports channels with various image feeds during a F1 race. You can chose to ride along with 2 cars (intermitting between interresting battles on circuit), have an overview of actions in the pitlane and across circuit (handy during commercial brakes between Qualifying sessions) and a main channel with commentaries.
        I have FttH , but have a subscription through my fibre provider for 15,50 a month.
        They cover all sorts of sport, but during off months (dec-feb) I cancel the subscription, as I'm only interrested in watching their F1 coverage.

        With internet streaming you're very dependent on the feed quality for smooth viewing.
        Nothing so irritating as juttering cars across your screen when you are watching a race.Believe me, you are done after 1 race watching that.
        Ask me how I know...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I have a subscription to a sports channel that has different channels to different car views, pit view, oversight/split channel (like a security camera screen).
        It is just not free.
        I have the races on a sports channel but how is that streaming over the internet? I just want to watch on demand.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        -No driver penalties unless there is a collision with an obvious culprit.
        So a lot more blocking now?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        After a Safety Car situation there will be a standing start. That will give some more spectacle.
        Looking forward to seeing this. Sounds like it isn't going to be easy to set up each and every time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        With internet streaming you're very dependent on the feed quality for smooth viewing.
        Nothing so irritating as juttering cars across your screen when you are watching a race.Believe me, you are done after 1 race watching that.
        Ask me how I know...
        No reason in this day and age you can't have a quality stream. I get that for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and it's free...
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No reason in this day and age you can't have a quality stream. I get that for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and it's free...
        Yes, your experience may vary.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So a lot more blocking now?
        Could be.
        But cars will be much faster with pretty much everything, so the fastest reactions will win the day.
        The Verstappen rule is already out the window, which is good.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Looking forward to seeing this. Sounds like it isn't going to be easy to set up each and every time.
        Safety Car enters pitlane, cars stop on their current track position spot, lights go on, lights go out. Just that these clutches will need to cope with much more starts. That is a challenge fo the teams.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I just want to watch on demand.
        If you watch on demand you'll miss the live timing...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        If you watch on demand you'll miss the live timing...

        Meh I DVR everything these days.

        I plan on cancelling my satellite as they are billing me $150+ per month. It's insane the way they crank up the fees.

        I'm just going to go to streaming services now.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        they are billin my $150+ per month
        Damn man. That is ridiculously expensive.
        For half that I get FttH 100/100mbit, something like 80 digital channels with 10 day watch back for the main channels (20x 1080p), including 7 pay sports channels (I can record all digital channels on a hard drive in my decoder), 42 analog channels, and unlimited landline phone use to fixed and mobile phones...

        Anyway, Liberty Media is going to shake things up pretty good.
        If it were possible to get a streaming media of SkySport F1 channel, that would be absolutely awesome.
        They do have the best commentary and specials worldwide.
        And they have all the access because the FIA uses their foutage.