Enough buzzwords Liberty, it's time for real change

Enough buzzwords Liberty, it's time for real change

Six months into Formula 1's new era, the Canadian Grand Prix was a good chance to take stock of how things are progressing over Liberty Media - and the encouraging signs were undermined by obfuscation and meaningless buzzwords

Formula 1's first foray to the base continent of Liberty Media since the NASDAQ-listed entity acquired control of the Formula One Group - and consequently the championship's commercial rights - in January is best compared to the curate's egg: exceedingly good in parts, not bad in others, but adequate overall. A teacher's verdict would have placed a fat tick firmly in the "good potential, but must try harder" box.

Let us first dispense with the 'good': For most F1 folk (and fans) it was an utter pleasure to play to full stands even on Friday, to observe highly enthusiastic (and knowledgeable) crowds basking in sunshine in a city that usually attracts lashings of rain in June. The promoter reported record crowds, and few would dispute those claims.

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