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Formula 1 and its Reputation
Many observers feel that F1’s reputation has increasingly been suffering since the various XGates, i.e. cases implying cheating, spying and stealing – among other things.
As we are entering a new decade, what to expect from it on the sportive plan? What teams
will disappoint us? What drivers will emerge? What catastrophes could well hit the
microcosm that is F1? It is not easy to answer accurately to those questions, and that’s great.
Indeed, many people say that race positions are freezing during the last laps of a race – but
who seriously takes the risk to stop watching, being sure of the final results? F1 has never
been a science that one could predict, this in spite of all the means deployed by engineers to
make sure everything goes well.
As for controversies, clarifying rules is a great thing. Everyone agrees on one point: there are
team orders, for F1 is as well a business as a sport. It was therefore unfair that some came to
be punished while others did not. Even worse, sanctions varied according to the case.
Then, the drivers’ prestige is secured countless feeder series and young talents eager to
discover what the limits are. Drivers that clinched a championship titles vary year by year:
experienced or fearless youngster, spectacular or well-thought driving, clean on track or
controversial driver, driving for Ferrari, McLaren Mercedes, Brawn GP or Red Bull.
Once again, F1’s reputation is going well, and debates between amateurs and journalists still
feed the discipline, as they observe the rise of new talents or surprises that one would not have