What I dont understand is why people are surprised and outraged that 1) Briatore remains influential as a driver manager and otherwise behind the scenes... and that an "upstanding guy" like MW would be managed by him 2) MS let SV past in the last race.
Why do you guys think F1 is some kind of super professional, utra ethical zone... when a) its run by a guy under investigation for bribery, b) its owned by private equity funds, c) most of the teams have at least one owner who is ...shall we say, questionable, in some way. d) Every year leading teams are caught cheating in one way or another. e) the specialist press is bought and paid for with access and other perks and behave like PR for the teams and "sport" in general - when is the last time one of them did any kind of investigation into the stuff that's wrong in F1... these guys call cheating "looking for loopholes" and "rule bending" FFS. g) the ruling body often actively intervenes in the championships via rulings and mid season technical "clarifications". etc etc
What would it take to get some of you guys to take the blinders off and stop putting these guys on a pedastal?
In this context, am I not entitled to my opinion after two and a half decades of watching that LH and MW did not defend against FA to 100% of their abilities in the last third of the season.... if you dont think that happened, you are entitled to your opinion but dont be behaving like "oh my god - that would never happen - they are professionals and "racers"".
Congratulations. That is the post of the year and sums up my feelings of the state of the "sport" perfectly.