I have never been angry at
…But I have never been so upset as recently.
I’m aware of protests against James Allen’s commentary on UK F1 coverage, and there are many sites that one can read on his faults. But surely this is just a man who sees what is on the screen and well, reads…?
During qualifying, Mr Allen said that Schumacher would be partnering Raikkonen next year. A little presumptuous, me thinks. During the race, he made several blunders. And the icing on the cake? The fact that because a safety car had been deployed, that meant (UK) ITV could cut to a commercial break. When we returned, we learned that Alonso had backed Schumacher up in the penultimate turn, forcing him to pass to the Spaniard. Because Michael had made a pass, he was forced to back off and allow Alonso to regain position at which point, Fernando nailed the gas and created a margin on the re-start. A fantastic display of driving that was missed because ITV wanted to make some cash.
What the flaming hell are ITV up to? I know that we get it better than some other countries, and I should be grateful, but it seems very little consolation when I’m talking about an organisation that has showed Formula One for almost a decade now.
And James, when you start something but get interrupted by on-track events, be sure to pick up where you left off. This is something Martin Brundle does very well, and he shows you up no-end.
Sort it out, before I sign the petition…