Mosely: Michelin Should Compensate Fans
FIA president Max Mosely has given his opinions about what happened at the recent US grand prix. Amongst other things, Mr Mosely called on Michelin to “compensate fans on a fair basis,” and give away free tickets to next year’s event. The news is set against a back drop of other F1 dealings including, BMW’s shock purchase of the Sauber team, which will become effective from 1 January 2006.
According to Mr Mosely, Ferrari and the other Bridgestone teams had nothing to do with the decision not introduce a chicane US Indianapolis track as a speed reducing measure. “Ferrari had nothing whatever to do with the decision. They were never consulted. Ferrari, Jordan and Minardi, as the Bridgestone teams, were not involved.”
The wrong skis for the job
In an effort to explain exactly what did happen last weekend, Max Mosely took to using sporting imagery to illustrate his point: “The best analogy I can give is a downhill ski race. Suppose half the competitors at a downhill race arrive with short slalom skis instead of long downhill skis and tell the organiser to change the course because it would be dangerous to attempt the downhill with their short skis. They would be told to ski down more slowly. To make the competitors with the correct skis run a completely different course to suit those with the wrong skis would be contrary to basic sporting fairness.”