It’s holiday time now in F1 and in a few days everyone will be off in all directions. I am headed to where the F1 sun casts no shadow: to get properly away from it all. And I have promised myself that I will not waste my energy on the return of Flavio Briatore and other such trivial things. If the answer to F1’s problems is Briatore, then the question is wrong.
Thank God the racing is still so good. Yes, Mercedes is dominant but at least the team is allowing the drivers to fight. The instruction to Lewis Hamilton in Hungary to let Nico Rosberg through was not well thought out, and I don’t see why it was given. The last thing the team needs now is to alienate a driver. Letting them fight is the right thing to do. If the strategies chosen meant that Nico might need to rely on Lewis to succeed, then it was the wrong choice. To have ordered Lewis out of the way after such a great drive from a pit lane start would have been wrong and it is not as if a few points here and there is going to affect the Constructors’ World Championship. An instruction for Lewis to help Nico was thus a mistake and there was no insistence on it. Nico might have who fed about it but that is to be expected. Drivers are by nature selfish beasts and believe that they must always be the most important person in every room. So we should put it all down to the fact that the engineer involved must have had a bang on the head in the recent Tour de Hospital cycle event in Vienna and was not thinking straight.