I must admit, I find the recent earth-shattering Japanese pullouts from high-end motorsport extremely disturbing, and, more to the point of this blog, extremely annoying. First Honda, gone from F1, now both Suzuki and – perhaps most importantly of all three – Subaru gone from the WRC.
Is there anyone else out there really very much looking forward to the clash between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber next year? It’s one that I’ve been thinking about for the last 15 seconds. Webber will finally be put to the test by someone with a proven track record, a proper charger.
I think the Ferrari guys could only look on in awe and respect at the guy I like to call ‘Hammo the Hammer’ on Sunday. In ITV’s post-race interview, Massa’s race engineer Rob Smedley wondered aloud how much of the performance was down to McLaren, and how much was down to Hamilton.
Interesting that Hamilton has been penalised for his move at the Belgian GP. I’m one of the dissenters Adam mentioned in his blog, by the way. I think it’s harsh and maybe not quite fair, but I’m not surprised. He did a naughty thing and I blame Senna and Schumacher as much as Hamilton.
First, a couple of things I’d like to hear/see less of. I don’t like these ‘promo chats’ the team bosses or engineers do with their drivers after the race over the pit-to-car radio. Like Ron Dennis’ soliloquoy at Lewis after last week’s race in Germany. Ferrari’s guilty of it too. Where will it end?