Propuestas para como emitir las carreras
The Formula One Teams' Association has vowed to improvethe spectacle for the fans as part of their 'roadmap' for a betterfuture for grand prix racing.
The teams' body announced several new ideas that willbe studied and implemented in order to improve the show for the fans,both on television and on track.
With refuelling set to be banned from 2010, FOTA saidit is aiming to "enhance the spectacle and entertainment by recordingthe performance of each pit crew member, identified by a number on theback."
Other ideas to get closer to the fans include "newforms of entertainment on the race venues involving drivers, againstlocal heroes, joint running show car events and joint launch event(2010 onwards), and joint sponsorship and partnership programmeinvolving all the teams and drivers," said FOTA in a presentation onThursday.
FOTA is also aiming to increase the content offeringboth for TV and Internet, making team personnel and drivers moreaccessible for interviews, as well as offering more technical data,permanent radio communications and access to teams' back-offices for TVcrews.
Improving TV coverage and on-screen data is also a goalfor the teams' body, who unveiled several new ideas to spice up racingbroadcasts.
"Historically Formula One has been a collection ofsecret societies and we haven't been able to work together sufficientlyto share information," said McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh onThursday.
"It's quite interesting how interested fans are in thetechnology, in the tactics and in the strategy, and that's without usfeeding it.
"I think there were some examples that we tried toillustrate today, where you look at other sports and how they'veenhanced the show by providing more information. Like any sport if youcan feed that information, fans can become more deeply involved, andinterested, and intoxicated by it.
"So I think it's great news. Of course some fans liketo see fights between the teams, and at the moment there are a few ofthose and maybe there will be fewer in the future. But ultimately youwant sport out there on the track on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon,and you want us out there to be cooperating and releasing, makingavailable, all of the radio transmissions while the cars are out.
"How many teams over the years have spent lots of moneywith encrypted radio systems to prevent that? That was a big, biginitiative. There are lots of little one-liners, and I think in ayear's time we'll take them for granted. I think in a year's time wewon't have perhaps recognised the significance of some of the proposalsthat have come from FOTA.
"But I do think that the sport and the ability for fansto become involved, to buy into it, to understand it, and to enjoy it,will be greater."
He added: "I think anyone who's responsible for thecommercial development of the sport has got to be ecstatic about theteams cooperating more fully with how we develop those things." FOTA's proposals for TV coverage enhancement:
Gap and fuel load analysis
Cornering line comparison
Pit stop predictor