Now that the tide is going down, I can (finally!) give you my full opinion on this issue. To save some time, I'll copy what I wrote elsewhere, at a smaller forum where I have more leeway, so I apologize if you've already read it (I also have to apologize if you actually
read this in its entirety!
Well, I'm not as sure as Hamilton fans about who deserves the WDC.
However, I doubt very much that Massa has a clear chance. I'm positive that the self-proclamed "best driver in the world" will win.
If (and that's a long if) Massa wins, I bet Alonso and most spanish "spafiosi" (which are not precisely Hamilton fans) are going to need the same kind of surgery that the old nun of the story needed. The story goes like this:
A very old nun was, ehem, raped. The Mother Superior takes the old nun to a plastic surgeon, explains to him what has happened and asks the surgeon for a "special" plastic surgery to correct the consequences of the raping.
The surgeon replies: "Well, Mother Superior, why on Earth would she need her virginity restored by plastic surgery? After all, Mother Therese is, what? Eighty years old?".
The Mother Superior explains: "No, no, you do not understand. The operation we need is not for restoring her virginity, but to erase the permanent smile of satisfaction from her face!"
All I can think now is that the drama goes on. IMHO, that's what fans love: to bitch about F1.
I know the mood, I'm a Mod, it's my motto.
If people were so offended by Mosley and Ferrari, they wouldn't spend thousands of gigabytes discusing their most intricated intentions: they would go home and watch, I don't know, some sport with more action, like soccer (yawn) or cricket (double yawn).
Actually, I'm waiting anxiously for more drama and "soap-operish" races. After all, if we simply wanted to know who's the best driver, we would give them the same cars and good tracks (and call it EUSCAR, maybe, instead of NASCAR?). But, where is the emotion in that? And, more important: where is the money in that?
. Europeans (and the rest of the world, if I may add) are not fans of the "shoot-from-the-hip" american, simpler system.
However, even the simpler human activities can make themselves a tangle of confusion. I think that the ruling is good, we need to know what the referee says, not if he's right
(humans are never right, me excepted). Most people in the world (americans are, again, an exception) agrees that it's better for the referee to make a mistake than to have to wait for some chain of command to decide if the appeal, counter-appeal and constitutional court appeal are resolved.
If we need for lawyers and appeals to be resolved to know the result, then the sport goes down quickly, like cyclism is doing with itself. We, apparently, are delighted with the petty issues, not with the substance: who among us is able to follow a legal logic after the race? (hi, shir0!).
All I expect is for the same guys to declare loudly: "This is the end of the rope for me! I will never watch this phony racing again!". These guys should save the file in their computers, because they're going to use it again and again over the years.
Moreover, if we really start to appeal every decision, we would be depriving petrolheads of arguing for weeks about whose fault was the crash at Jerez, 10 years ago and if the temperature of the tanks was one degree (one degree!) over the mark at Sao Paulo last year. We would be depriving ourselves of enlightening our depressing jobs by cheating at work and of consuming some of their precious work time writing about the irrelevant issues that they love to discuss endlessly.
Finally, you won't be able to read my short, concise, brilliant posts.
In my entirely unbiased opinion (hey, it's not only Hamilton who has a good opinion of himself!), if you take away disputes from racing, that'll be the day that a south american would win clearly, as we always do. So, in the end, all I want to say is:
Go, Hamilton! (notice I don't say where to).