All publicity is good publicity
While we all know that Fernando Alonso’s decision to tackle the Indy 500 has come about as a result of McLaren’s recent poor performances, the simple truth is that the publicity generated by this story has been enormous.
Liberty Media now need to capitalise on this, and make sure that Bernie’s decision to, more often than not, schedule a race on the same weekend as the Le Mans 24 Hours is never repeated.
There would then be the opportunity to generate even more positive vibes by encouraging as many F1 drivers as possible to take part in Le Mans, as Nico Hülkenberg did in 2015, and to prove, once and for all, that F1 drivers are the best in the world. Mark Appleby By email