Once upon a time on usenet Naked Fame wrote:
> D Munz <***@gmail.com> writes:
>> Do they really believe that Ferrari would deliberately target their
>> cars? I can not imagine a scenario where someone tells Kimi to take
>> out Lewis.
> Exactly... And I believe even less that Kimi would ever comply if
> ordered to take someone out. He's really never been that kind of a
> driver, not at all. Plus, unlike what some other drivers might have
> done after a similar incident, Kimi immediately owned up to his
> I can understand that Hamilton was all riled up yesterday, having
> driven the car and all, still I think his missing the first interview
> and suggesting that Ferrari did what they did was on purpose was in
> bad form. However, I was much more disappointed in Toto. Toto has to
> me always been a fair guy, but to me it was low for him saying this
> "Le Castellet (French GP) was the first time we got taken out and this
> is the second. It's a lot of constructor points. To put it in James
> Allison's (Mercedes technical chief) words, this is either deliberate
> or incompetence."
> Well, Toto has now eaten up his words with:
> "My statement about possibly deliberate act of Ferrari at the start of
> the race was stupid."
> Stupid it was. Next time it would perhaps be better to think before
> making wild accusations.
I see so many "quotes" from teams and drivers, especially in print media and
think 'WTF?'. Then I watch the FIA press conferences and see how they get
badgered with the same leading questions over and over and then their
replies are cherry-picked andf quoted without context to impart something
they responded to as if they offered it up.
The journos were chanting about a possible Ferrari plan to take out the
Mercs long before Toto 'said' that. There are lies, damn lies and then
modern 'journalism' in the era where 'fake news' and 'alternate facts' are a
It doesn't matter if the mark retracts what they said under pressure later
as long as the publication has the original 'quote' they've won.
"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)