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you have a point about le Mans but on the other hand, F1 is really the top racing series.
Geographically, it's run around the world with races in Asia, south and north America, europe, and soon Russia.
Technically, it's also the most advanced series in the world... 850hp at our normally aspirated 3 litters engines reving at 18k ! Carbon brakes, etc.. I once read that per pound, an F1 car is most expensive device ever built, more pricey per pound than the space shuttle...
Historically, it's the series...over 50 years of heritage, the biggest names in motor racing history were made there... Fangio, Clark, Stewart, Hawthorne, Senna, and the list goes on...
F1 is hot not only in Europe but also in Asia, south america, Canada... and now it's starting to catch up here... this year 4 races will be on network TV, Indy has set attendance records for the past 2 years... I'd say americans are finally seeing that a real driver needs to turn right as often as left :-)
When you see the kind if duel that took place in Melbourne between Schumacher and Montoya, it's clearly no patch for the other open wheel series... and of course nascar...
but you're right, LE Mans is where Jaguar should have returned.
: I wonder how F1 relates to selling road-going Jaguars. F1 is hot in
: Europe, but gets mostly yawns in the USA.
: Jaguar might have been a lot better off having concentrated on Le Mans,
: where their heritage lies. At least you can lose only once a year! Or
: easier still, just give the money to Gentilozzi, a proven winner, and
: spend the savings on bally-hooing his wins! Lots cheaper, and more
: closely related to the cars we drive and dream about.