Domenicali: Lack of 2022 title showdown received’t influence F1 enterprise - Motor Informed
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Domenicali: Lack of 2022 title showdown received’t influence F1 enterprise

In stark distinction to final yr’s last lap thriller in Abu Dhabi, Max Verstappen clinched the 2022 world championship at Suzuka with 4 rounds nonetheless to run, whereas his Purple Bull staff secured the constructors’ model on the subsequent race within the USA.

Domenicali says that there’s nonetheless loads of curiosity within the remaining races of 2022, and he insists that there will likely be no adverse influence on the F1 enterprise.

He additionally assured that subsequent yr’s battle will likely be extra aggressive and can probably go the final spherical as soon as once more.

“Effectively, really, we do not see any form of threat in any respect,” he mentioned when requested in a name with Wall Road analysts if the shortage of a title showdown can be dangerous for F1’s funds.

“And to start with, we’ve the final race with bought out tickets, and the numbers are actually good. The eye will likely be shipped, in fact, to different fights for the sporting perspective. In order that’s a part of racing.

“And I wish to add, if I’ll, we’re completely constructive on the influence that the change in rules introduced this yr. And we can not touch upon the truth that a staff, however particularly on this case Purple Bull, or Max Verstappen, did an unimaginable job. Possibly another groups did not take the correct alternatives.

“However what we noticed on the observe is wheel-to-wheel racing. That is what we needed. And I am completely assured that subsequent yr the battle on the observe will arrive as much as finish of the calendar. And as you may see, the final races, on the sporting facet there’s lots of consideration.

“There’s a battle for locations that additionally for the staff perspective is said to their monetary place, and the monetary reward in the event that they obtain a place. So I believe that there will likely be lots of curiosity in Brazil and Abu Dhabi too, with no downside.”

Stefano Domenicali, CEO, Formula 1

Stefano Domenicali, CEO, Components 1

Picture by: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Images

Domenicali additionally countered any suggestion that financial issues in Europe may influence F1 ticket gross sales and therefore income in 2023.

“To start with, being a world championship we are able to unfold all over the world the danger of getting this sort of state of affairs to handle,” he mentioned.

“Then again, the truth that we’ve long-term agreements will cut back the publicity to this threat. And what I can say and share with you is that we already see an unimaginable variety of pre-registrations on the subject of ticketing of subsequent yr.

“So it is a good signal that you simply’re seeing primarily in Europe, the place I am dwelling, the place it’s clear that this recession is happening. 

“However I believe that the way in which that we’re structured, the way in which that we’ve accomplished the offers will allow us to maneuver ahead on this path.

“Due to this fact, I’d say this present state of affairs lets us assume that we must be optimistic on this context. In fact, we monitor it, however that is what we see at present.”




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