Indeed. I think the fact we've heard of both John Button and Anthony Hamilton through the achievements of their sons suggests they were both bloody good "racing dads" (whatever that even means).
I hate how entitled the press thinks it is when it comes to moral judgement.
True. It seems that if a driver is not properly 'grounded', meaning he likes pretty girls, parties and spending his money, he is unhappy with life and acting out, which is all the result of a domineering racing dad who forced him to compete so he could live out his own dreams....(for racing dad, insert tennis dad, golfing dad etc.)
Comparing Button to Hamilton seems especially funny to me as Button went through the same phase before being sainted by the British press. He had the slew of pretty girlfriends, the lifestyle excesses (to the point that even Flav the Impaler said he had to tone it down, for god's sake) and the team ditching him...Sure, Hamilton is going through this to some extent but we shouldn't forget these are mostly young guys with a lot of money. Some partying and/or poor choices is to be expected IMO. They're just human after all.