Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Problem with F1

Spot the dummy contest. £40 million if you get it right. Not! Photo,

You know the saying 'too many cooks spoil the soup' ? Well what we have with F1 now is just one lousy cook. And he's cooking up nothing but crap. Max Mosley, the boss of FIA, has stubbornly refused to bulge from his crazy idea of putting a financial cap on the teams. And the teams have responded. They have threatened to start off a new racing series. We are looking at the beginning of the end of F1 as we know it. The dictatorial nature of Mosley has basically hijacked the future of F1 racing. His insistence on maintaining his monopoly of power is but one of the reasons for this. But I'll go one better and hit the nail on the head as it should be. The real reason for this mess everyone is in is because we have a businessman who does not understand the technical aspect of F1 racing! Simply put, he doesn't know what he is cooking either. Remember KERS? Well it alone costs each team $5o million to develop for the cars. That alone has exceeded the $4o million cap that he is trying to instill on the teams! And how many teams do we know who are still using it? Only one now, Ferrari. So much for cost savings. During Friday's practice, McLaren had 1 car with Kers and the other without. They realised that the car without Kers was much faster. So for Saturdays qualifying they removed the Kers system on both cars. OK Hamilton didn't do that well but he has practically given up this year's fight already, so he is not even trying. And yes, I know the Kers system is still in its infancy. Anyhoo that was just one of his useless recipes we've had to endure. The Kers idea is good, don't get me wrong, but I think it still needs a lot of tweaking. And that means more money. So it's a case of which came first, the chicken or the egg? (though I know neither will make it in his kitchen.) We need someone who can understand the insides of F1 to get things in order. That is the person who ought to be leading the FIA. Not some Nazi prostitutes loving cookoo. Someone, please throw him out of the kitchen.

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