In stark distinction to final 12 months’s ultimate lap thriller in Abu Dhabi, Max Verstappen clinched the 2022 world championship at Suzuka with 4 rounds nonetheless to run, whereas his Pink Bull workforce secured the constructors’ model on the subsequent race within the USA.
Domenicali says that there’s nonetheless loads of curiosity within the remaining races of 2022, and he insists that there can be no adverse impression on the F1 enterprise.
He additionally assured that subsequent 12 months’s struggle can be extra aggressive and can probably go the final spherical as soon as once more.
“Effectively, really, we do not see any sort of danger in any respect,” he mentioned when requested in a name with Wall Avenue analysts if the shortage of a title showdown could be dangerous for F1’s funds.
“And to start with, we’ve got the final race with bought out tickets, and the numbers are actually good. The eye can be shipped, in fact, to different fights for the sporting perspective. In order that’s a part of racing.
“And I wish to add, if I could, we’re completely constructive on the impression that the change in laws introduced this 12 months. And we can not touch upon the truth that a workforce, however particularly on this case Pink Bull, or Max Verstappen, did an unbelievable job. Perhaps another groups did not take the proper alternatives.
“However what we noticed on the monitor is wheel-to-wheel racing. That is what we needed. And I am completely assured that subsequent 12 months the struggle on the monitor will arrive as much as finish of the calendar. And as you will see, the final races, on the sporting aspect there’s lots of consideration.
“There’s a struggle for locations that additionally for the workforce perspective is said to their monetary place, and the monetary reward in the event that they obtain a place. So I believe that there can be lots of curiosity in Brazil and Abu Dhabi too, with no drawback.”
Stefano Domenicali, CEO, Method 1
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Domenicali additionally countered any suggestion that financial issues in Europe may impression F1 ticket gross sales and therefore income in 2023.
“Initially, being a world championship we will unfold all over the world the chance of getting this type of scenario to handle,” he mentioned.
“Alternatively, the truth that we’ve got long-term agreements will scale back the publicity to this danger. And what I can say and share with you is that we already see an unbelievable variety of pre-registrations as regards to ticketing of subsequent 12 months.
“So this can be a good signal that you simply’re seeing primarily in Europe, the place I am dwelling, the place it’s clear that this recession is going down.
“However I believe that the way in which that we’re structured, the way in which that we’ve got achieved the offers will allow us to maneuver ahead on this route.
“Due to this fact, I’d say this present scenario lets us assume that we ought to be optimistic on this context. In fact, we monitor it, however that is what we see at the moment.”