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Compare US Pro Sports : Salary/Ticket Prices/Fan Base

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Slightly orthogonal post today deviating from strictly formula one.

Ever wondered how different US pro sports compare with each other, although formula one is not a US Pro sport yet, it will soon become one. I came across the below site consolidates this information.

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a formula one site which does this yet ?

I will also put forward a feature request to include the US formula one ticket prices and  driver salaries for comparison :) , in the meantime you can enjoy the other sports and their corresponding stats.


Via: ABC Tickets

Fernando Alonso is paid more than anyone in the above infographic, he earned 28 million USD in the 2011 season beating all of the above in terms of annual salary.

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February 24th, 2012 at 4:23 am

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Ferrari responds to subliminal advertising allegations

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Fernando Alonso in Bahrain Ferrari F1

The Ferrari formula one team has not taken too kindly to media and blog reports which suggest that the barcode is subliminal advertising for the Philip Morris brand of Marlboro , one of the biggest sponsors of the Ferrari F1 team for a long time. Various formula 1 news sites and formula one blogs had reported that the team is using the barcode to advertise Marlboro and could be penalised by EU.

Ferrari’s response is pretty sharp and to the point. They have asked for proof to relate the livery to Philip Morris and have made very direct attacks on the people who are making such accusations. The Times (British newspaper) had reported a story that doctors are demanding action against the Italian outfit for breaking EU laws.

Quotes from the time story :

John Britton, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and director of its tobacco advisory group, said: “The bar code looks like the bottom half of a packet of Marlboro cigarettes. I was stunned when I saw it. This is pushing at the limits. If you look at how the bar code has evolved over the last four years, it looks like creeping branding.”

Gerard Hastings, director of the Centre for Tobacco Control Research, said: “I think this is advertising. Why a bar code? What is their explanation?”

Ferrari formula 1’s response to the allegations :

Scuderia Ferrari and Philip Morris International Sponsorship

Maranello, 29 April – Today and in recent weeks, articles have been published relating to the partnership contract between Scuderia Ferrari and Philip Morris International, questioning its legality. These reports are based on two suppositions: that part of the graphics featured on the Formula 1 cars are reminiscent of the Marlboro logo and even that the red colour which is a traditional feature of our cars is a form of tobacco publicity.

Neither of these arguments have any scientific basis, as they rely on some alleged studies which have never been published in academic journals. But more importantly, they do not correspond to the truth. The so called barcode is an integral part of the livery of the car and of all images coordinated by the Scuderia, as can be seen from the fact it is modified every year and, occasionally even during the season. Furthermore, if it was a case of advertising branding, Philip Morris would have to own a legal copyright on it.

The partnership between Ferrari and Philip Morris is now only exploited in certain initiatives, such as factory visits, meetings with the drivers, merchandising products, all carried out fully within the laws of the various countries where these activities take place. There has been no logo or branding on the race cars since 2007, even in countries where local laws would still have permitted it.

The premise that simply looking at a red Ferrari can be a more effective means of publicity than a cigarette advertisement seems incredible: how should one assess the choice made by other Formula 1 teams to race a car with a predominantly red livery or to link the image of a driver to a sports car of the same colour? Maybe these companies also want to advertise smoking! It should be pointed out that red has been the recognised colour for Italian racing cars since the very beginning of motor sport, at the start of the twentieth century: if there is an immediate association to be made, it is with our company rather than with our partner.

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April 30th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Force India F1 starts advertising on Indian Television Screens

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As reported by us earlier, Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan is promoting the Force India formula one team. The ad is obviously aimed at Indian corporate houses too for obvious reasons($$$).

Take a look at the commercial ::

Its not about winning or losing
Its about Glory and Pride
Sometimes you do things only because you believe in them
Believe with me, I want to compete with the Best in the World
I want the World to know that India has arrived
I want the world to feel the force of a billion dreams
Join the FORCE !!!

Also Kingfisher Airlines has broken its sponsorship deal with Toyota Motors with a mutual understanding !

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January 3rd, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher in Fiat Bravo Ad

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December 15th, 2007 at 5:33 am

Top 10 Formula One Merchandise to buy this season

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Got a little inspiration after reading Oliver’s post on his blog, so all of you looking to spend a little this Christmas season may like the following items. A very happy holiday season to all !
Formula One 2007 Review – One of the most interesting seasons of recent times, it never failed to excite us with all its twists and turns, a look back at the magical 2007 formula one season.

Lewis Hamilton’s Diecast car – Well if you are British, you like Lewis Hamilton dont you ? , so what better way to celebrate christmas that to get a replica of his car.

Ferrari Lego Truck – Ferrari F1 Lego truck with all the Pit guys and the Pit Truck and the Car, something i would truly personally love to own and play with.

McLaren’s 2008 Season Calendar – Stay in touch with the 2008 season with this McLaren 2008 calendar.

Michael Schumacher’s Five Ferrari Presentation – Ferrari celebrated Michael Schumacher’s five consecutive victories with this limited edition five car replica. Looks pretty cool.

McLaren Pit Crew Thingie – A cute and fun thing to have your children play with (or secretly play with yourselves.)

Ferrari 2007 Steering Replica – Not for the faint hearted, this baby costs over 1000 pounds, i am sure no one can afford it, but still its a good piece.

Lewis Hamilton T-Shirt – As long as we are talking about Lewis Hamilton, a T-Shirt is also a nice and relatively cheaper way to show your love for this Brit hero.

Ayrton Senna Double S T-Shirt – If you would rather not wear boy wonder on your skin, you might like this Ayrton Senna T-Shirt, good for those nostalgic moments.

Michael Schumacher Record Breaking Cap- And last but not the least Michael Schumacher’s record breaking cap, its a celebration of his illustrious career, the only thing in this list which i personally own.

Hope you enjoyed going through the list ! , remember all links are external.

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December 2nd, 2007 at 3:24 pm