Friday, April 4, 2014

Felipe, Sir Frank is Faster than You...



For Mwah, one of the Malaysian GP highlights was Felipe Massa's ignoring of Team Orders from Williams to let his junior team-mate Valtteri Bottas pass by in order to try chasing down and overtaking 'JENSE's (Button) McLaren for  sixth place. As all I've got to say upon this is two words:


BRAVO FELIPE!

Yes, I completely understand the concept of team orders and realize they've been and always will be a integral part of F1 - and I suppose I could be brandished a Hypocrite since I was so adamant over "TWINKIEBOY's" (Seb' Vettel) blatant disobedience during the infamous  "MULTI 21" affair...

Yet I suppose that my change of heart stems on feeling absolutely Gutted to hear Williams radio call completely mimic Ferrari's Soul crushing order to Felipe during the 2010 German Grand Prix, as has the need for Corporate Greed in Formula 1 risen so far as to squash a Driver's psyche over two points in only the second race of the season?

Since for humour's sake, if Bottas had secured sixth place, then Button would have been seventh and Massa P8. Yet there's that old saying about catching up is one thing, passing is another. Since if Bottas's tyres were so much fresher than Massa's, then how come he couldn't get around...



Yes, Massa's disobedience sets a dangerous precedence over racing drivers not obeying the commands of their employer, but it seems to me that there needs to be pragmatic decisions behind said command being ordered, as I seriously doubt that Williams finishing one place higher in the overall Constructors standings will hinge upon two points - since after all they only scored a lowly 5-points last year en route to finishing ninth ahead of Marussia & Caterham; both teams still scoreless in Formula 1!

As I wonder if this had more to do with Massa's comments about "No longer being a Servant" vs. showing the affable Brazilian who's really in charge...

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