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He’s a Friend!!!

June 1, 2008

Bernie Ecclestone states that he is a friend of about to be deposed FIA boss Max Mosley, yet Ecclestone has written to all 222 members of the FIA telling them to ignore Mosley’s suggestion that if he were deposed it would be derogatory to F1 racing.

I bet everyone in F1 are hoping to acquire Bernie Ecclestone as a ‘friend’ – with friends like Bernie you certainly won’t need any enemies!

What Goes Around Part II

April 30, 2008

Following the recent press coverage highliting the off duty hobby of FIA boss Max Mosley, it could be suggested that what goes around certainly comes around!

Do I feel sorry for Mr Mosley – no way, at times you certainly get what you deserve!

Oh! Dear Ferrari

September 30, 2007

Dear Dear Dear – they say what goes around comes around!

At Fuji, F1’s moaning champions Ferrari got a little back of what they’ve been dishing out over the years. The latest bleating from Ferrari was that they were not told by the race director that all teams were to start the race on extreme wet tyres. Everyone else knew, the other teams knew, even the commentators knew, yet Ferrari were unaware!

On lap 9 or 10, with Raikkonen in position 4 behind team-mate Massa and with Massa ruled out of the drivers championship but with Raikkonen still in with an outside chance, I began wondering how Ferrari would get Massa to allow Raikkonen to overtake without giving team orders (a la Barichello and Schumacher). Then the problem was miraculously solved via Massa being called into the pits for new tyres, which with only 6-7 laps to go seemed to mystify the ITV race commentators as much as it did me.

I don’t blame Ferrari for what I believe was an unneccessary tyre change which allowed Raikkonen to gain an extra championship point, but when Ron Dennis evidently told Hamilton not to try overtaking Alonso at Monaco it was as if the roof had caved in. Maybe it’s the manner by which you arrange team orders that counts which I am sure Ron Dennis will keep stored away in his mind.