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Formula One, so often bedevilled by politics, was on a high at Monza, where racing and the Italian “home team” won the day. Victory in front of the tifosi was the dream result Ferrari needed. And, because of the new points system – aided, it must be said, by previous log leader Lewis Hamilton’s faux pas on the first lap – the result of the Italian GP has again blown the title chase wide open.
Unless each entrant is limited to a single car, team orders will always be part of motorsport. Banning them in Formula One was an act of hypocrisy…
Along with millions of other race fans around the world, I was aghast when I heard Rob Smedley, Felipe Massa’s engineer, passing on the thinly-veiled order to give way to Fernando Alonso at Hockenheim
Here’s hoping for a great start to the Formula One season in Bahrain on Sunday. Schumacher’s return, Alonso at Ferrari and Hamilton and Button fighting it out at McLaren are among the potentially explosive aspects of a season that holds great promise.
Sadly, race-rigging is nothing new in motorsport, where filthy lucre and arrogance often take precedence over sportsmanship…
Today Autosport reports that rally star Ari Vatanen has said he will stand against Max Mosley for the FIA presidency if the latter does not stand down. Ari in the driving seat would be a breath of fresh air for motorsports fans after the shenanigans of recent history…
So peace has broken out in F1, and the dictatorial Max Mosley is set to bow out. In fact, though the FIA president only vacates his position in October, apparently he will have no more to do with F1 with immediate effect.
With all its trappings of power, glamour and money, Formula One is a perfect breeding ground for ego-driven struggles. So it’s unsurprising that the posturing on both sides of the current war beween the FIA and the Formula One Teams’ Association has a strong element of déjà vu about it.
Would it be possible for the greatest teams, drivers and circuits in F1, to successfully break away from the series formally known as the FIA World Championship in order to construct an entirely new series, without the F1 name, but free from the tyranny of those who seem to do be doing their utmost to derail the pinnacle of motorsport? It certainly seems so!