Formula 1 Blog – BBC Top Gear
Bernie Ecclestone may be 77, but he remains a player in the shrewdest sense. In one swift, silent move this morning, he wrecked what should have been the best weekend in the British Racing Drivers’ Club social diary. And he did it on their turf. That’s what the announcement about the Brit GP was all […]
The Thursday press conference is usually something to be got through on the day you arrive at a Grand Prix. Three drivers are selected by the FIA and they must appear on pain of receiving a large fine. Most of them reflect the obligation in their disinterested replies. Today was different; the three Brits appeared.
The happiest man in the place today was Jarno Trulli, and the entire paddock was pleased for the Italian and the Toyota team. There were many reasons, not least that the team’s first podium since the start of 2006 came just over a week after the tragic death of Ove Andersson.
When is a press conference not a press conference? When Bernie Ecclestone walks into the media centre and starts planting the seeds of a story with the feigned innocence of a mugger caught with a cosh in his back pocket. That’s what happened here this morning as free practice got under way.