Thursday, February 27, 2003

Billionaire Infighting

Last year's fight between the baseball players and team owners in the US was one in which the degrading spectacle of millionaire players fighting millionaire owners left a lot of people unable to decide which of the lesser of two evils to support. This year it looks like Formula One has raised the stakes and has started Billionaire fighting instead. On one side are the team principals, particularly Ron Dennis of McLaren and Frank Williams of BMW-Williams. On the other is Max Mosley, President of the FIA. Following inaction by the teams last year, the FIA "reinterpreted" some of the competition rules. This prompted Dennis & Williams to send a letter to Max expressing their dismay. Max replied with his own letter and it now looks like the off track action this year will be more competitive than the racing!