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Formula 1: Racing Against Politics

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 07:  Sebastian Vettel (R) of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads Jenson Button (L) of Great Britain and Brawn GP into the first corner at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on June 7, 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Mustafa SariContributor IJune 12, 2009

Formula 1 is becoming more political each day. So FIA gang and FOTA gang are creating new war zones. But it makes the sport more boring than Button's wins or Turkish Organizers.

2009 overtaking rules seem working but the sport is suffering with KERS, politics and new budget caps. I wrote my views of a GP weekend two days ago. It shows the situation of F1.

Boring race with empty grandstands plus hard politics. I know FIA and teams are at war but fans don't have fun with their war. From my point of view, I want to talk about development of race cars or who is the fastest guy on grid.

But the events are getting hotter each day. Some say, Button and Brawn make F1 boring. I don't agree with that. They are doing their job. A fast driver with a fast car. But FIA and FOTA are very concentrated on politics and forget about racing.

Concluding, I want to say that, FIA and FOTA must find a middle way and return to real racing. I want drivers without talking politics and worrying about their sport. FOM, FIA and FOTA made everything more complicated than before.

 If they continue their political mood than they should not criticise Button for making Formula 1 boring.

In the end, I want my old F1 back. Please get rid of politics quickly and return to racing. Politics is important in F1 but Racing is the main subject in sport. So teams and FIA should return to their job literally.


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