Yes, let's stop these bad remarks about Asia. We're past that century already.
I think it's good that the F1 expands to new areas as it's supposed to be a world
championship and not just European one like it has traditionally been. F1 is relatively new in many parts of Asia, but in time it will be as traditional as in Europe and the fans will surely be as "genuine" as they are in Europe.
I only want to have the classic tracks like Spa kept in the calendar, but I don't really mind if Europe has generally less tracks than elsewhere. It's not like we're better than the others.
Yes, ok I understand and fully accept your post, but just look at F1, the drivers, teams and world champions. 99% oft it are from Europe, America or Australia. Even Toyota is building it´s F1 car in Cologne, Germany. Nakajima is currently the only asian driver. Force India belongs to an Indian ok, but I doubt there are more than 5 people from India working in the team. Honda´s team principal is from Manchester, their drivers are from England/Brazil and the cars are manufactured in England as well. No asian driver has ever won a championship or race.
So please don´t get me wrong, I am not stating that some people are better than others or some countries are better than others. I wouldn´t do that.
It´s a bit similar to the idea whuch came up a couple of months ago but was later cancelled. Playing english Premier League football games in asia.
I think it´s something that cannot work. If something is not at home the passion and identification cannot be as high as it is in the home country or continent.
I know that in asia there a lots of Man Utd fans, but the atmosphere and identification is nowhere near the way it is in Manchester.
So the point I don´t understand is: Why change something that worked fine for over 50 years and disappoint a lot of people.
If it has to be a true World Championship, why isn´t there a race in Africa? They can even arrange the next football World Cup, but why not an F1 race? Would be great to have Kyalami back.