I write this on the day that the Mercedes-Benz F1 team chose no longer to appeal the result of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and therefore the destination of the Drivers World Championship. It is also the day on which the FIA Motor Sport Council announced it was going to investigate the whole shabby business, and then blamed F1 teams, drivers and fans for bringing the sport’s name into disrepute. And there was I thinking it was their management of the race.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.
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