A Tale of Two Letters
During the British Grand Prix weekend, two unconnected documents - released within 24 hours of each other - polarised paddock opinion.
In each case the first question was 'Is he serious?' followed by 'Is it doable?' Thereafter ulterior motives were sought (or, in some cases, invented) and analysed before three separate factions emerged: yes, no, and in time. To further complicate matters, certain Formula One luminaries shifted back and forth between the three options as the weekend progressed...
The two documents were, of course, a letter issued under FIA President Max Mosley's signature by the sport's governing body on Thursday, and the notice of intent of moving the oldest world championship Formula One Grand Prix in history to a circuit whose infrastructure and facilities require more than merely a total overhaul.