I’ve been trying to feign interest in Formula 1 but it has been very difficult lately. The political games that are getting played behind the scenes are just making me bored of the whole sport. Still, with the news the other day that FOTA are planning a breakaway series my interest picked up. I have maintained for a long time that the sport really needs to get rid of Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone if they are going to prosper in anyway. Bernie’s greed and Max’s crazy decision making has made watching the sport quite tiresome in recent years. Then again with Max and the FIA in charge it was only a matter of time before F1 self destructed because of his constant and confusing interfering and rule changing. Just look at what happened with the Le Mans Sportscar series back in the early 90s when Max (with Bernie’s prompting) made some changes, or even more recently with the World Rally Championship. Sigh!
Back to this weekend’s British Grand Prix. Usually when doing this I would predict an easy victory for Jenson Button and Brawn GP but I don’t think so this time. Qualifying has finished just over an hour ago and it looks like the Brit is struggling at his home circuit. He was not really close to the top in any of the three qualifying sessions and will only start in sixth place tonight.
The Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber dominated qualifying much how they have dominated practice ever since they arrived at Silverstone. Vettel takes his third pole position of the year while Webber will start in third, behind Ruben Barrichello’s Brawn, after he was blocked by traffic on his final run. I expect that the Red Bulls will romp it in, with Vettel beating Webber home, although this may be Webber’s best chance of taking his maiden victory.