Global Sales of Mercedes vehicles collapse – Except for the second hand taxi market in various aspiring first world countries, the Mercedes gambit to outspend Boris Johnson and dominate F1 for a decade is becoming a ‘reverse marketing strategy’.
So instead of advertising in 1000’s of print publications around the world at an annual cost of over £1billion, the Stuttgart masterminds decided to spend the money on dominating F1 and getting more eyeballs for less cash.
Problem. Any sane individual now hates Mercedes.
I have not owned a Merc yet, and would possibly consider trading my 2.8s 0-60mph Tesla for the soon coming Mercedes all electric SUV. Now, as I did with Gillette re: Bahrain (another story), I will never buy anything the world dominating German’s produce.
Toto Wolff is laughing all the way to anther double title year. We’ve been led to believe that RBR were equal if not the favourites coming into this year’s F1 championship.
Sir Lu has more points this season after 4 races than in any of his championship winning years. 3 wins from 4.
The only saving grace is that Valerie Bottas is now being exposed for the useless piece of doodoo he really is. All these seasons, we have rooted for him to challenge the Earl of Stevenage, but now his true colours of brown are ablaze.
We the F1 fans cannot invade our team’s playing ground (a la Old Trafford) but we can commit to sharing a common goal. Do not buy a Merc car.
TBH they are pretty boring anyway. Why buy a Merc when Lambo now make the best SUV? Aston make the best looking Grand Tourer. A Porsche 911 is iconic and McLaren’s are better than Ferrari’s.
Seriously, the F1 authorities need to sort out their stuff. A decade of one team winning and spending more money than everyone else is not sport. It’s reminiscent of the Russian-Murican space race of the 60’s – a pointless waste of gazillions of cash.
And as a postscript, the propaganda team radio after the chequered flag has to stop. The last person I want to hear is Toto Wolff blowing smoke up his favourite drivers buttocks.
Liberty media were the great hope for F1 after Bernie’s quill and parchment demise. At present, the yanks look impotent to effect change on the sport and have probably lost a significant amount of the mult-billion investment.