Readers may have noticed that I have completely ignored the FIA elections in recent weeks. This has been a deliberate policy as I do not wish to be accused by one side or the other of favouritism and given the shenanigans going on between them it is inevitable that even objective reporting will be viewed as partisan. In addition I feel that the whole process demeans the federation. The sooner the vote is taken the better. Just for the record, I have no idea who will win and have not wasted any time trying to estimate who will vote for whom, mainly because one cannot really trust people to do what they say they are doing. As was seen in the elections back in the 1990s a candidate can mislead himself dramatically if he believes what people tell him. We will, of course, report on any physical punch-ups, arrests, assassinations and so on, but the minutiae of who said what about whom is of no interest.