Category Archives: Motorsport

Formula 1 pretends to be green

I had to laugh, although I’ve been avoiding Formula 1 after I’ve just lost all hope of fairness in the sport after years of McLaren bashing and Ferrari winning, I’ve heard the news about the attempts at the Japanese Grand Prix to focus the minds of the fans on the environment.

In order to highlight the problem the tyre manufacturer painted the grooves in the tyres green.

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Formula 1 proves bias for the last time

I’ve talked about the obvious bias and corruption in Formula 1 many times before, particularly when it involves Ferrari and McLaren, where McLaren are almost always penalised and Ferrari almost always get away with whatever has happened.

The last two events in the last two races have just sickened me of the sport and I think it’s time that some of these teams walked away from the FIA and either dropped Forumla 1 as a “sport” or start a newer, more honest organisation.

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FIA continues to destroy F1 competition

It’s really not hard now to go looking for disparities in the obviously messed up and heavily tainted world of Formula 1, that tarnished trophy that the FIA is trying to lift up is is looking worse for wear, the FIA have dropped it once again.

Once again they are going after McLaren on two separate counts, on issues where they’ve let Ferrari off in much more important race circumstances.

It really is showing that the FIA are more intent on retaining the Ferrari fan base than Formula 1 fans, and in the process they’re killing the sport.

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FIA to dock Hamilton’s Japanese win?

Almost an entire week after the completed race in Japan and the win from Lewis Hamilton, we hear the disappointing news that the FIA may, not only remove the points he won, but also push him back on the grid for Shanghai.

This is another ridiculous suggestion that further demeans the title of F1 as a sport, and casts more light on the idea that the FIA are happy to bend rules and alter results for higher monetary returns.

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F1 officially ruined and corrupt

It’s official, there is no saving F1 and the governing body have sounded the final death knoll as they prove once again that their motivations are money and Ferrari, and that their decisions are continually inconsistent, wrong and unfair.

On Thursday the governing body, the FIA, decided that McLaren should pay a US $100 million fine and not receive any constructors points for this season for their alleged part in the whole affair.

As the Metro newspaper pointed out McLaren have been hit with a fine that is over twelve times the amount that Network Rail were hit for after the death of 31 passengers at Paddington station in the UK.

If a value was placed on human life, that would mean whatever McLaren was found guilty of was equivalent to 372 passengers dying at the hands of a negligent transport company. Is that entirely right?

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Scottish Formula 1 Grand Prix?

A long time ago, when I was much younger, I remember there being some talk of an attempt to get a Scottish Formula 1 Grand Prix going, and if my flaky memory serves me right Jackie Stewart was involved in the attempt somewhere.

The plan was to try and get some world class F1 track near Edinburgh and explode tourism. Yet it never got the backing it needed and it failed, probably because it would then start competing with the British Grand Prix which has always been held in England. Now though Scotland has its own government, couldn’t we give this a go again?

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Alonso agrees F1 is biased

I know I’ve been talking and writing for some time now (here, here, here and here) about how Formula 1 is biased towards Ferrari and therefore Michael Schumacher, but in recent comments it now seems as though Fernando Alonso and indeed Renault have discovered the same thing.

During the last GP, and especially now, Alonso is saying that he considers that F1 is no longer a sport, and that he considers Schumacher the most unsporting driver in F1 history, with the Renault boss Flavio Briatorie saying that the FIA helped Schumacher win his last Italian GP for Ferrari, it looks like Renault are the latest ones to openly speak out about the power Ferrari weild over Formula 1.

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Formula 1 reaches new lows

I can’t believe what happened today with the US Grand Prix, there’s nothing Grand about it, and despite what they would like to think the FIA have a hell of a lot to answer for. Due to inaction, mismanagement, egos, private agendas and who knows what else, the farce was allowed to continue to the finish line of one of the most embarrassing and shameful events of Motorsport I’ve ever seen.

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