Just en­joy the best show in town

So the hon­ours are be­ing shared be­tween the top two, but learn to savour it

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Driv­ing home from Sil­ver­stone’s Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship meet­ing on Sun­day night, I tuned into a sports ra­dio sta­tion to catch up on the day’s com­pet­i­tive events.

Af­ter dis­sect­ing the dis­as­ter that had ap­par­ently be­fallen Manch­ester United, who had lost again, the as­so­ci­ated sports hacks on the sta­tion got on to the sub­ject of F1. They re­flected on the Sin­ga­pore GP and Nico Ros­berg’s win. They cor­rectly pointed out that Mercedes is the dom­i­nant force in F1 at the mo­ment, hav­ing won all of the races this sea­son bar one,and then they grum­bled that the squad was more than 200 points clear in the con­struc­tors cham­pi­onship. “Well, F1 hasn’t re­ally been com­pet­i­tive since the Michael Schu­macher days, has it?” ex­pressed one of the voices. I nearly crashed in to the cen­tral reser­va­tion of the M40.

Sure, F1 might have prob­lems at the mo­ment, but ig­no­rance on this scale is prob­a­bly the big­gest one. That is just one of the hur­dles that F1’s new keep­ers, Lib­erty Me­dia, will have to over­come to re­store the sport to its right­ful place in the minds of the gen­eral pub­lic. Matt James, Ed­i­tor (Twit­ter: @Mat­tjm­news)

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