Best features of 2012: Why Future Kid won't care about F1
Best features of 2012: Dieter Rencken argues that the biggest threat to F1 is that the world is beginning to lose interest not only in motorsport, but in the motor car itself...
Dieter Rencken's insights into Formula 1's political twists have long been an AUTOSPORT highlight. In November 2012, he argued that F1's biggest threat was actually that the world was beginning to lose interest in motoring altogether...
A variety of studies undertaken of late suggest that car usage across the planet has peaked, that enthusiasm for the automobile is on the down side of the bell curve. In short, indicators are such that the car's time – and, by extension, that of motorsport – has seemingly come.
If so, what steps should the sport, led by world motoring's governing body, the FIA, take to ensure that it doesn't become progressively marginalised as ecological and social lobbies take hold and exert increasing pressure?
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