This is the legacy of the holy war waged by the former FIA president. The cause in question was to allow smaller teams to get into Formula 1. This is the outcome: two teams will limp into the start of the championship, a third is being pushed into the ring by an invisible hand – you can be sure it is not the hand of Adam Smith – and, as for the fourth, well, you would do better to call on Missing Persons to locate it. In the meantime, we have lost two constructors along the way, in the shape of BMW and Toyota, while at Renault, there’s not much left other than the name. Was it all worth it?
This article has caused a big fuss but Ferrari have been saying the same thing, albeit in more subtle terms when Mosley was in charge, for over a year.
A lot of people seem to be in agreement and the reality is that for all the good things he did for F1 in terms of safety (even though I detest the guy I recognise those achievements), Mosley made a number of questionable moves during the last few years, some of which seem so unfathomable I ended up seriously wondering about his reasons for doing so. I wonder if some brown envelopes were exchanged?