What's you reputation of Motor Sport?

I would like to ask a questionnaire to help me with a project of mine, the main aim to answer the question above.

First of all, how dangerous do you think Motor Sport is?

Do you like Motor Sport? And why?

Do you think being a racing driver is very hard? Needs a lot of skill? Or easy?

What do you think about the sex of the racing driver/fan/engineer? e.g, what do you think about women with the boards up next to the cars on the grid?

What do you think about Motor Sport games, do they give the impression of how easy/hard it is? Do they encourage young racing drivers?

Do you know the cost of racing at all levels? What do you know about this?

Do you think it's hard to get into Motor Sport?

Do you think getting into high-end championships (e.g F1) is luck with teams, skill or a bit of both?

How do you compare Motor Sport to other sports?

Do you respect Motor Sport?

Do you respect racing drivers/engineers?

Do you think the cost of watching Motor Sport at the track is reasonable?

And ultimately, what is you reputation of motor sport? (Optional) Add what you want here.

I have not completely started my project much yet so these question have really just come out of my head. I want inspiration for what I'm going to do next, so I might add another questionnaire with more detail and thought. Thank you for everyone who has answered and helped me with this.

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Edit: Last question does not make sense. What I meant to say was:

What do you think of the reputation of Motor Sport? (should be title question too!)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    First of all, how dangerous do you think Motor Sport is?

    It's extremely dangerous. It's deadly dangerous. People die. All the safety improvements in the world cannot counter bad luck.

    Do you like Motor Sport? And why?

    Yes, I love motorsport. My father is a rally driver and I grew up around cars. Nowadays I navigate for him and we watch racing (NASCAR and F1 and sometimes Australian V8Supercars) on TV.

    Do you think being a racing driver is very hard? Needs a lot of skill? Or easy?

    EASY? What kind of moron would ever think it's EASY? It's extremely difficult and requires a high level of concentration and fitness.

    What do you think about the sex of the racing driver/fan/engineer? e.g, what do you think about women with the boards up next to the cars on the grid?

    I er....don't understand this question, I'm sorry. I think the women with the boards are unneccesary. I think women could be F1 drivers if they want (although I love Webber's opinion on why there are so few women in F1: "they're not stupid enough to do this!"). If a male driver happens to be good-looking, I'm not opposed to that ;)

    What do you think about Motor Sport games, do they give the impression of how easy/hard it is? Do they encourage young racing drivers?

    They don't give an accurate impression of how hard it is to race. Nothing ever will. Certainly they encourage young racing drivers. Every driver on the Formula 1 grid owns a copy of F12010 so they can drive the tracks and get familiar with them.

    Do you know the cost of racing at all levels? What do you know about this?

    Hugely expensive. There's no one definitive figure. But this is the best example: "How do you make a small fortune out of motor racing? Start with a large one!"

    Do you think it's hard to get into Motor Sport?

    Define. It is a little harder nowadays, with everything being so expensive, the strictest safety stuff now heading all the way down to clubman, and the greenies demanding everything.

    Do you think getting into high-end championships (e.g F1) is luck with teams, skill or a bit of both?

    Both. Hamilton got lucky. Vettel got lucky. They were picked up early by driver development programs and gift-wrapped competitive cars. Alonso and Webber worked hard on their own but of course there was a bit of luck involved.

    How do you compare Motor Sport to other sports?

    You can't, really.

    Do you respect Motor Sport?

    Of course.

    Do you respect racing drivers/engineers?

    Absolutely.

    Do you think the cost of watching Motor Sport at the track is reasonable?

    No. I'm going to the Australian Grand Prix this year (as I did the last two years) and the ticket is ridiculous. Granted, I'm going grandstand for all four days - but it's $415. That's insane.

    What do you think of the reputation of Motor Sport?

    I think it's struggling a little nowadays. The economic crisis did nothing to help, but all the climate change alarmists seem intent on killing motorsport and the governments are letting them. There's also the problem of young drivers being idiots on the roads, and motorsport gets a lot of blame for that.

  • 9 years ago

    I love motor sport because its completely different from any other sport in the world. I don't think motor sport is that dangerous, but in the 50's-70's it was extremely dangerous. Fatal modern day accidents don't occur very often. Racing a car is very difficult, its much harder than driving your road car and you can't let any guy loose in a Formula 1 car for example. I'm a PS3 nerd and I'm pretty sure the handling and things on race games aren't close to how hard it can be in real life. Getting into motor sport needs cash, and to be a Formula 1 driver needs cash and skill. Hope any of this helps.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Dangerous? You can get dead driving a race car.

    Yes. It's driver vs. driver vs. car vs. car.

    It's very hard to be a great driver. You need that last 1% of balls the other guys don't have.

    I could care less what sex the engineer is. Pit girls? Eye candy.

    They're games,that's all.

    Yes I do and it takes a sh!tload of money to go fast.

    Hard? No,just know the right person. Or have your Dad own a chain of hardware stores.(See Paul Menard)

    Both. That and someone with the cash to buy you a seat.

    Doesn't compare.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    Depends on where you want to go. The infield at Daytona used to be cheaper and a lot nicer than the Disney World monstrosity they have now.

    On the whole,not bad. Some things F1 is doing make me want to choke Bernie. And I'd love 15 minutes alone in a room with Brian France.

  • 9 years ago

    First of all, how dangerous do you think Motor Sport is?

    Much safer than it used to be, but still very dangerous.

    Do you like Motor Sport? And why?

    Love it. My dad used to be a rally driver so was brought up around cars

    Do you think being a racing driver is very hard? Needs a lot of skill? Or easy?

    To be good is very hard and needs a lot of skill

    What do you think about the sex of the racing driver/fan/engineer? e.g, what do you think about women with the boards up next to the cars on the grid?

    I'm fine with it. It is more about the skill of the driver rather than the gender.

    What do you think about Motor Sport games, do they give the impression of how easy/hard it is? Do they encourage young racing drivers?

    They are a lot of fun for us fans, but are a lot easier than it is in real life.

    Do you know the cost of racing at all levels? What do you know about this?

    Very expensive at higher levels. Needs to be paid for by advertisers rather than the actual drivers.

    Do you think it's hard to get into Motor Sport?

    Easy to get in to the lower levels of racing, but gets harder the higher up you go.

    Do you think getting into high-end championships (e.g F1) is luck with teams, skill or a bit of both?

    A bit of everything, but mostly it is about actual skill I think

    How do you compare Motor Sport to other sports?

    Much better, other sports are boring compares to motor racing.

    Do you respect Motor Sport?

    Yes

    Do you respect racing drivers/engineers?

    Yes

    Do you think the cost of watching Motor Sport at the track is reasonable?

    Mostly, top end like F1 is far too expensive but most others are fairly reasonable

    And ultimately, what is you reputation of motor sport?

    Don't understand this one :/

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  • 9 years ago

    As a junior driver trying to become a professional, i could answer your question

    First of all, how dangerous do you think Motor Sport is?

    Motorsports has had enourmous leaps in track, staff, and vehicle safety, but at the end of the day, is still quite dangerous. in modern times, statistics show that the racing has fewer deaths and injuries than the public roads.

    Do you like Motor Sport? And why?

    Motorsports has been my passion for my entire life. The speed, sound, talent, energy, and benefit for the average person's day to day life (personal car) dwarfs any other sport, period.

    Do you think being a racing driver is very hard? Needs a lot of skill? Or easy?

    It is incredibly difficult, but very rewarding. Most drivers race for the passion of the sport, and are not interested in the money, but you can be incredibly successful if you do it right. Yes, it needs a lot of skill. It also requires timing, luck, commitment, and lots of money to get started.

    What do you think about the sex of the racing driver/fan/engineer? e.g, what do you think about women with the boards up next to the cars on the grid?

    Well, i don't mean to seem rude here, but to answer this, i ask: what about the cheerleaders in football, basketball. etc? its the same thing. It isn't sexist, and there's nothing wrong with it. position boards is actually an understatement to the football equivalents.

    What do you think about Motor Sport games, do they give the impression of how easy/hard it is? Do they encourage young racing drivers?

    They are great fun, but do not promote an ideal image of racing. Games portray it as very easy, and quick to make it high up in the racing ladder, when the truth is the polar opposite.

    Do you know the cost of racing at all levels? What do you know about this?

    Many junior racing formula's (FBMW, FFord, F2000, etc) cost between $30 000, and $200 000 per season. semi-pro formula's (F3, Star Mazda, Indy Lights, etc) can cost a driver nothing if they have proven talent, or between 0.5 million, to 1 million a season if its a pay ride. Professional open wheel drivers make up to 20 million per year in Formula 1. Touring cars, and sports cars can cost between $20 000 per season, to 2 million if its a semi-pro, or pay to race ride. Drivers can make between $50 000 to 0.5 million per season, depending on the discipline, and team.

    Do you think it's hard to get into Motor Sport?

    Yes, it is very hard. you need to have a passion burning inside you to go anywhere in racing.

    Do you think getting into high-end championships (e.g F1) is luck with teams, skill or a bit of both?

    Its a combination of everything, but the 2 most important factors are money, and talent. without those, you will go nowhere.

    How do you compare Motor Sport to other sports?

    Motor sports is the only sport which can offer you improved technology to improve your quality of life, and there is a great deal of talent, commitment, and skill. All racing drivers work like mad to become professionals, and since scholarships are almost unheard of. Because of this, you will never hear of a driver getting free ride to the top, which is the case in 90% of all other sports.

    Do you respect Motor Sport?

    more than anything else in the world.

    Do you respect racing drivers/engineers?

    the vast majority of them, yes i do.

    Do you think the cost of watching Motor Sport at the track is reasonable?

    the price is too low, which as a result means that tracks need to charge more for registration fees, and this contributes to drivers needing to pay to race. Its not the sole contributing factor, but it is an issue. its estimated that 30% of today's professional drivers are pay drivers, when the number should be 0%.

    And ultimately, what is you reputation of motor sport? (Optional) Add what you want here.

    I think that it is slowly losing its good reputation over many unneccacary scandals, like:

    Max Mosley's Nazi Sex party.

    constant barrage of rule changes that fans, teams, tracks, and drivers despise.

    driver strike on the team budget cap of winter 2008.

    Bernie Eccelstone's disregard for fans wishes when making rule changes/ track desisions (sanctoning, etc.).

    all in all though, its good for society, entertainment, and pleasure.

    Source(s): 3 years of car racing experience
  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Well i grew up drag racing on a drag strip. which is all about reaction time and a bit of guessing. sorces are NHRA but i was in the IHRA. It wasnt easy... and well.. it was about old muscle cars. pretty interesting. search some about it its pretty cool. :)

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