Although everyone said it was a forgone conclusion that the Brawns would do well, I was still very pleased to see them racing the nuts off their cars to try to beat each other. The drivers of both those cars were brilliant from start to finish. Excellent to see.
Oddest of all however, I’ve been reading that Barrichello is claimed to have said he would quit the sport if he discovered the Brawn team was favouring Button’s car. I find this utterly gobsmacking when the stuff I’ve read has pretty much said the opposite. Its the equivalent of someone saying “I’ll eat my hat if…”.
Brawn was always the good apple in the pile of mush that was the morally ambiguous Ferrari team of yesteryear. If he says there’s no favouritism, there isn’t any. That’s that.
Now on to the more comedy side of this week’s news. Ferrari and co saying they’ll quit F1 if the FIA don’t talk properly to the teams before handing down supreme judgements from on high. News flash lads, there is no FIA without the teams, grow up, realise that F1 is meant to be the pinnacle of motorsport, deal with it and move the hell on. Idiots!
To say I’m on the side of the teams would be an understatement. I’ve watched too many seasons decided by court battles and off track deals already. You throw in two sets of rules for the teams to scream about and its going to be utter bedlam.
Heaven help us!