As it’s Strange viewing a Despicable War thru the
lenses of Motor Racing…
For Mwah, the FIA’s ridiculous position of
there being No Politics in Formula 1 has been absolutely Farcical since I Dunno
when? Since it was this Machiavellian aspect of the Sport that partially drew
me to it some Gory 36 years ago, when somebody named Uncle Bernaughty ruled it
with an Iron Fist…
As why can I still clearly recall thinking how
Obtuse this position was when Formula 1 willingly let itself be used solely for
Propaganda purposes Wayback in 2014, when a one Mr. Vladimir Putin was primping
for the International Cameras when Doling out the trophies to the three podium
finishers at the Debutante Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.
Grizzled F1 Journo’ Joes Saward notes that the
(FIA) Federation “Shall refrain from Manifesting Racial, Political or Religious
Discrimination in the Course of it’s Activities and taking Any Action in this
Respect.” For which I’d like to know, aren’t Human Rights violations both Racial and Religious Discrimination?
Meaning why has Formula 1 so willingly let itself be a “tool” for the various
Countries doing so? And then Sportswashing their Hands of Any wrongdoings…
Yet the FIA also enjoys Crowing over it’s
having full Membership recognition status from the IOC since 2013, yet ignored
the International Olympic Committee’s call for Banning All Russian and Belarusian
Athletes from competing Internationally following Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine…
Although one must ponder the Hypocrisy of the
IOC itself over the Decades, and why it’s repeatedly turned a Blind Eye towards
Russia (and China) regarding it’s total corruption of the Olympic Games, most
notably the repeated Russian Doping violations…
While I’m Not trying to imply that Russia’s the
only country caught Cheating by Dubious means. As the blight of what I’ve
called the Tour de Farce for years now, with Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis’s
extreme Doping measures spring to mind. Yet these two Disgraced U.S. Cyclists
exploits Pale in comparison to the Industrial scale of Doping Russia conceived
in order to triumph in the Olympics…
Thus with Safety Car Gate and now the F1 World
council’s ridiculous measure of allowing Russian and Belarusian Drivers to
compete under an FIA Neutral Flag, I have to say that Mohammed Ben Sulayen’s regime
seems to be off to a Shaky Start! Whilst you can read Joe Saward’s take upon
why the FIA has made a Mistake in the link below.
Is it Fair for Russian and Belarusian Drivers
to be used as Pawns in the crisis of War, Absolutely Not! But unfortunately it’s
Always the Countries Civilians who Pay the price of A Ruler’s Heavy Handedness.
Since if the FIA was really trying to stay
Neutral in it’s stance, then it wouldn’t have taken to picking the low Hanging
Fruit of Cancelling the Russian Grand Prix this year and beyond. As I must
wonder how Any Russian or Belarusian Drivers or Race Teams can feel Freely over
Showing Up at Sebring for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship events?
Not to mention competing in Europe?
And speaking of racing teams. Obviously the Haas
F1 Team would be caught squarely in the Crosshairs of this Russian Invasion.
For which I feel No sorry for Uralkali or Nikita Mazepin’s Dismissal! Nor for
Haas itself, which seems to have a long History of Aligning itself with Shady Characters!
Can Y’all Say Rich Energy?
And seriously Nikita? Whom I prefer calling by
his nickname of MazzaSpin’, Yikes! Who’s complain publicly over his willingness
to race under the FIA’s Neutrality Clause was Completely Ignored! What are you
expecting with your Father’s totally known Close links to Czar Putin?
As I’ve Never been a Fan of Mazepin’s. Ever
since his Groping of a Russian Female Against Her wishes were ignored in an
Instagram post that went viral before Nikita had even begun racing in Formula 1.
But Hey, it’s Business as Usual for F1, and Everything’s Hunky dory since now they’re Not going to Russia this year…