As of tomorrow most the F1 circus will be on holiday for two weeks. This means that news will be thin on the ground because almost everyone will be doing things other than F1. The engineers and team bosses will be taking in some sunshine or enjoying a “staycation” and not traveling anywhere. There may be some quiet phone calls and meetings discussing what happens in 2015. You’re not likely to see Fernando Alonso touring McLaren because he’s already been there, but there may be meetings on boats off the coast of Sardinia. That sort of thing. Will that stop the news on F1? Probably not, there are sufficient bottom-feeders committed to producing x number of stories per day and a bunch of websites that are dumb enough to pay these amateurs for the scrapings from the bottom of the barrel. It’s simple, you sit in front of a computer and Google search F1 in different languages and then use Google translate to figure out a story. After a while you know the publications that you can steal from without anyone attacking you. It is a time-consuming business but no skill nor connections are required. It’s theft by any other name.
And there’s Bernie. He wants to keep F1 in the newspapers while at the same time keeping himself out of them as much as possible. This is tricky. Getting into the papers is easy enough. The organ-grinder has monkeys that dance to his tune no matter what the story. They don’t ask questions and they don’t analyse anything. They have sold out in exchange for access, connections and, who knows what else. Amazingly they get stories into supposedly good titles, which just goes to prove that you really cannot trust any big brand publications any longer as they have not even bothered to check to see whether their new journalist is Mr E’s butler. Good for him for being clever; shame on the monkeys for misrepresenting themselves as journalists and shame on the publications for publishing their self-indulgent crap, quoting their own work in other publications and other such underhand tricks.
Anyway, in an empty market, even rotten fruit will sell so be prepared to be fed a lot of propaganda. Slaves don’t get holidays.
But don’t believe too much of it…