A year ago, I wrote: “You know it is time to close down for Christmas when there are stories being published that Volkswagen is once again denying plans to come to Formula 1 in the future”.
So, given that this has again been happening in recent days, it is time for me to bow out for a bit. Be warned that over the Christmas break the majority of F1 decision-makers take time off and so, in the finest tradition of the festive period, the only feed you are going to get will be leftovers, cobbled together by those who have promised to fill pages with news that is not really there. I am sure that Mr E’s favourite little helper will be on hand to report his every belch, although oddly his usual outlets had to use staff reporters to tell the story of Bernie’s latest legal troubles in Germany.
Anyway, I will be back in action on or about January 5, although I am travelling that day so it may be a little hit and miss. In the interim I hope that you all have a great Christmas and that 2015 brings us all good sport and some honest reporting.
If you are bored over the holidays you can always sign up for a 2015 subscription of GP+ e-magazine, as we have included the 120-page 2014 seasonal review in the package, so that there is plenty to read. Simply go to www.grandprixplus.com.
If you subscribed in 2014 remember too that the subscription ends on December 31 and so after that you will not be able to download the magazines any longer.
If you are desperate for a last-minute Christmas gift, don’t worry we will go on accepting gift subscriptions until Christmas Eve and will deliver the gift notification on Christmas Day, taking into account timezones as well.
And if you cannot slow down and get into the Christmas mood, or if you are still hung-up on the question of engine noise, may I suggest that you click on the link below and it might help you remember that there is more to life than F1… and that there are far more beautiful things to come out of Austria than Red Bull cans.