Don’t forget other champions
We’ve just seen a worthy F1 champion crowned, but two other world champions were also crowned on the same weekend. Sebastien Ogier took his fifth world title, in a sport where luck plays a bigger role than in many other forms of motorsport and drivers’ performance margins need to be correspondingly larger. M-sport, a privately owned team, took the manufacturers’ title, beating three works teams, one with “an allegedly limitless budget” (your words, p10!).
But neither of these is mentioned on your cover, and I have to go 10 pages into your magazine to find first mention of Ogier’s achievement, which is at least on a par with Hamilton’s and your first mention of Malcolm Wilson’s amazing feat. Why the biased reporting? Did having your name on those title-winning cars make you shy? Mark Slevin Bath In our defence, Ogier’s feat was first mentioned in the leader on page 3 – ed