Just enjoy the best show in town
So the honours are being shared between the top two, but learn to savour it
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)