Sunday, 13 May 2012

Small Minded Stewarding

With Pastor Maldonado taking the chequered flag at the Spanish Grand Prix, we have five different drivers from five different teams winning the first five races.  In a season that is so unpredictable where anyone seems to have a chance of winning, it makes it even more unbearable that Michael Schumacher doesn't seem to be able to finish a race. 

A five place grid penalty seems a little harsh for what was really just a misjudgment about Senna's braking area into the corner due to tyre degradation on the Williams.  Surely it was just a racing incident.  Formula One is becoming so contrived with everything being investigated.  Of course, the results of stewards decisions are different if you are called Michael Schumacher or Lewis Hamilton.  It would be interesting to find out who the ex driver steward was today.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was a driver from the 'jealous of Schumacher' camp, of which Damon Hill is the president. 

I have huge respect for Martin Brundle, who as Michael's team mate at Benetton in 1992, could have adopted the same bitter resentment towards him that others seem to have.  However he always remains professional in his commentary, maintaining an objective view about events surrounding the seven times world champion.

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