JULY 30, 2002
An image problem?
"Formula 1 racing, once European, now worldwide, is less boring to watch that the rival American versions: its circuits do actually have corners to go round, not just an eternal oval. But to non-addicts it is still - crashes apart - a non-event, like watching paint dry, and this year's procession of Ferrari victories has made it duller still. Why watch, when you already know the winner? Yet hundreds of millions of televiewers do."
The author of the piece was probably not watching this weekend's Indy Racing League event from Michigan, which was incredibly exciting in the closing stages, but the point is valid. For whatever reason, Formula 1 is still big business and it does not matter that the same man is winning.