Intended to provoke thought rather than controversy...

47w ago

2.2K

Disability and overcoming adversity often go hand in hand, or at least they should. Kubica has shown fantastic resiliance, determination, courage and finally succeeded in returning to a race seat in F1. Well done him and well done Sir Frank for having the courage to give him this chance.

But, it is a BIG fluorescent dayglo flashing BUT: if F1 is so "easy" now that it can be raced one armed how can F1 claim it is the pinnacle of all Motorsport? If, in a year or two, Monger gets a drive then what message does that send? That the cars are driven increasingly from the pits and the driver just sits there as a token to reassure, as some train drivers do!

It's laudable that F1 has welcomed Kubica back but what message does that send out about the drivers, pits, cars now and in years to come?

F1 should primarily be about the driver wrestling the car through the corners, fighting oversteer with muscles bulging rather than increasingly about driver aids and pit lane assistance - shouldn't it?

With all drivers having to have a breather during the race to conserve fuel and tyres it is not as relentless and flat out as F1 racing was and should be now. Of course that's the same for all drivers - but without those breathers, within the race, could Kubica race flat out with the same steering assistance as the other drivers?

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