Ru(i/n)ning the show

If ever proof were needed of how the self-interest of the teams could destroy F1 as we know it, one need look no further than Friday’s press conference.

Present were representatives of some of the biggest teams in the business and, as one would expect, there was little they could agree upon.

While Paddy Lowe, representing championship leaders and hot title favourite Mercedes, is happy with the 2014 rules, design guru Adrian Newey, representing four time successive champions Red Bull, currently sixth in the Constructors’ Championship isn’t.

While Rob Fernley, representing Force India, looking to be the best of the midfielders and running Mercedes power units, welcomes the new technology, Luigi Fraboni, representing Ferrari, whose last title win was in 2008 (constructors’), feels the new rules will drive away the fans.

Veteran Newey, who has designed championship winning cars for McLaren, Williams and Red Bull, was asked how he ranks the 2014 rules alongside those in place during previous championship winning years.

“That’s a very complicated question,” he admitted. Here is the all Story