Originally Posted by GTV116
You really have no idea what i am talking about!!
Italian tv and press were always critical against Ferrari's choises and policy.
They simply are not Ferrari haters.As the english press is!!
Having read the Italian press while stationed in Germany I would agree with the above. The Italian press is always very critical of Ferrari, sometimes even when they win (why wasn't it 1-2, why was McLaren so close, etc)! You should go back and look how they pilloried drivers like Alesi, Alboreto and Capelli. They were toasted!
The UK press hate Schumacher with a passion and refuse to recognize his accomplishments. Remember, these are the same guys who gave Button "Driver of the Year" (0 wins) over the WC Schumacher who dominated every race! So before the car even stalled he was "guilty" and the pundits were rushing to the keyboards. And then look who is making the decision - Tony Scott-Andrews.... hmmmmm, wonder where he is from? If it was so clear an infraction why did it take so long to make a decision? - they handed Fisi's down right away.
Here is a little clip on Tony since we are quoting articles:
formula 1 permanent race steward as consistent as diarrhea
At the start of the 2006 Formula 1 season, the FIA decided to appoint a permanent steward to attend every round of the Formula 1 season. Brilliant idea! It would bring consistency, fairness and certainty to Formula 1 races from round to round.
But like all things associated with the FIA, the reality hasn't quite meshed with the concept. Tony Scott-Andrews was the flunky appointed by Max to undertake this important task. Here's a couple of incidents we've seen this year and Tony Scott-Andrews' and his group of monkeys rulings.
-Fisi calls his car a piece of ***** over the team radio - broadcast to millions - no action
-Beavis and Butthead Speed tells DC to f*ck off behind closed doors - $5000 fine
-Fisi calls JV a "stronzo" (ask your Italian friends what that means) on camera - broadcast to millions - no action.
*** Tony? Spud's no prude and thinks it's hilarious to hear Formula 1 drivers cursing like a Spud, but still can't understand what the deal is with Speed's fine.
Well, Tony Scott-Andrews is an FIA representative, and to expect common sense, consistency and fairness would be a little too much to ask. The moral of the story? Swear as much as you like in font of millions, just don't do it behind closed doors to DC.