Post by larkim Post by ~misfit~ Post by larkim
From the official account it was the official on the stand who told
her to wave the flag because they got a confused message about what
lap it was.
So nothing to do with the celebrity nature of the flag waver, apparently.
So it was a coincidence? This wouldn't have happened if the guy
whose job it is to wave the flag had done it? Or does he (or she)
make mistakes too?
Yea I know, hypothetical questions. ;) However as an intelligent
person with an analytical mind and, taking into account that F1 is
now part of a media company (who make money out of serving up dreams
and fantasy) you'll have to excuse me if I don't dutifully believe
all that they say.
You watched the coverage right? You saw the fact that the officials
in the gantry with her *weren't* frantically trying to wrest the flag
out of her hands to stop her crazily waving the flag when she wasn't
The damage was done. Being seen to admit error is the absolute worst thing
you can do because then you can't re-write the narrative. Also as I
mentioned (or conceded) the fault may not have been hers but this sort of
thing doeasn't happen when there isn't a celeb waving the flag.
Post by larkim
I knew about the flag debacle before I watched the coverage, and it
was plain to me that what I was seeing was a cockup made by the
officials and not by the celeb - and that was confirmed by the
"Official reports". I like it. When Formula 1 became the property of a media
company it became *solely* entertainent. Some media content has the script
written during and after the show. What you call an official report I call
an amendment to the script.
You know that now the FIA has investigated the Ferrari double-battery system
and made their report it's business as usual for the red team right? They've
undertaken to change the complex rule-bending system at their next re-design
(maybe next year). Oh and in the meantime they promise to not use it to
cheat (again?) even though it's eminently possible.
Post by larkim
If you want a narrative that celebs damage the sport, then clearly
your version of it (including a cover up) make sense. But I think
the narrative leading the facts, rather than the other way round I think.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)