This week in Autosport
An excellent article in Autosport this week by Eddie Irvine, commenting on the recent happenings in Formula 1 with regard to the driving standards of some of the competitors, Schumacher’s decline and the tinkering with the technical regulations by the FIA. Irvine is a past runner up in the World Championship and drove alongside Schuey for four years at Ferrari, so he is well qualified to comment.
Irvine is not afraid to speak out as he is no longer involved in the sport and has nothing to lose unlike many others.
The next round of the Championship takes place in Valencia, Spain, this weekend. The FIA have banned the hot and cold blown diffusers (don’t ask me to explain what they are) from the British GP on, so it will be interesting to see which teams are effected. Probably none of them. These days, as soon as one of the Teams comes out with something new, it is impossible to hide it, and all the others copy. So every now and then, the FIA bring everyone back to square one in the interests of cost saving. The ridiculous thing is that they have already spent the money on the development so there is no saving at all.