Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Formula 1 brouhaha

I don't watch auto racing. I know Formula 1 has the funny looking cars and NASCAR has cars that look a bit like the General Lee.

There seems to be some great consternation that seven teams declined to race after Michelin advised them not to compete due to concerns about tire safety -- brought about it seems by the failure of two Michelin tires during practices. The Formula One governing body also apparently refused to allow teams to change tires.

F1 management is now furious and threatening action against the teams who didn't race.

Not for nothing but a tire blowout at 200+ mph can ruin your whole day. So what's the fuss all about. Is driver safety more important or getting a race in?

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