McLaren


Well the FIA have published their report on yesterday’s meeting and it makes interesting reading.

I can almost understand now why the driver’s points were unaffected, as the decision doesn’t seem to be based on the fact that the cars themselves are illegal as they stand now - rather the charges are that McLaren were in receipt of confidential information and that knowledge of the information was much more widespread than initially thought.

Well, when I wrote this speculation on what punishment McLaren may get handed in Paris yesterday, in the back of my mind I felt sure they would be docked constructor’s points and that would be about it - depending on the evidence.

To be docked all the points for the entire season would appear a hefty punishment but to back that up with the largest fine in motorsport history, a whopping $1,000,000.00, is a real kick in the teeth for Ron Dennis & Co.  What will happen to that money I wonder, perhaps Ollie White was right over at BlogF1 after all…

After winning a tenner on the Lottery last night, and also correctly predicting that Scotland would beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2008 Qualifiers (but unfortunately not having enough conviction to put any money on that particular prediction), I’ve a feeling that I’ve become the new Mystic Meg.

Therefore, I feel it only right to turn my newfound powers to the matters in hand at FIA headquarters in Paris.

But to be honest, no matter how many times I’ve thought about it I can’t come up with an outcome that I’m even remotely certain about.

It’s quite easy when one or two things go against you to feel like the whole world is conspiring against you, and I’m sure that’s what it must feel like to Ron Dennis and his McLaren team.

Formula 1 can be a complicated sport to follow - possibly why it’s never done too well with an American audience who tend to like their sports relatively straightforward and simple.  But even the most ardent F1 fan will be scratching their heads at what has been going on this season between McLaren, Ferrari and the FIA.

David Coulthard - It Is What It Is

I make no secret of the fact that I have been a fan of David Coulthard since he entered F1 in 1994.

DC grew up in south-west Scotland like myself, so the fact that a local boy had made it to the very top of his chosen profession - coupled with the fact that this profession happened to be my favourite sport and was televised every other week made it all the easier for me to follow and support him through his career.

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