No politics please
The only thing that has been wrong with Formula 1 this year has been the politics. Yes, there are lots of negotiations that need to be done, but it is more alarming that the sport has been used as a political tool in Bahrain and Montreal. F1 does not exist to save the world. It is there simply to amuse and divert, and (if one is cynical) to make the players and camp followers money. The races are staged in order to bring money into a region. Local governments support such events because they are good for the regional economy and good for their image and the image of their region. The ruling classes may advantage of this and use the race as a political tool. The opposition can do the same. In Bahrain we saw both the government and the anti-government protesters using the event, trying to further their causes. No-one really won, least of all the sport.
In Montreal there were protesters again (whoever they were) and their goal was to try to ruin the event and drive away spectators. At times one needs to remember that F1 is a sport. It is supposed to be fun, but is ultimately meaningless. Yes, it gives pleasure to the fans. For others it simply fills a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. That is how it should be and it is wrong to try to use it in any other way.
The writer has covered every grand prix for the last 25 years.