Formula 1 racing fans and the sporting media are up in arms over the issue of tyre degradation but Pirelli says it’s just doing what we asked them to do
Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends ceased being true sporting events decades ago. Ever since Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA decided to play up to the millionaires who inhabit the paddock at any given race, it became a commercial enterprise that just happened to provide a bit of gladiatorial racing action on a closed-off piece of tarmac.
It’s a truism of Formula 1 that the richer you are, the less likely you have to pay to attend the race. Rich and important people (and sometimes the media) get in for free and watch the race while sipping champagne and eating steak in the Paddock Club or sponsor hospitality suites while the millions of true fans who paid exorbitant ticket prices have to make do with plastic seats on concrete stands and eat RM30 stone cold hot dogs.
Somehow, such an imbalance hasn’t affected the popularity of the sport but toRead More »from Apa lagi you mahu?