The Formula One manufacturers have gone very quiet. What was it they said they wanted post-2007? A more equitable distribution of F1's revenues and greater transparency; perhaps some input into the technical direction; and a bit more rule stability.
Well you can't win 'em all, but FIA president Max Mosley was clearly prepared to give a little. Zilch money chaps, I'm afraid, but stability by the bucket load. How about homologated engines you can't change for three years! Now go try spending to the bottom of those pits you call pockets.
Good slap-stick, this. You could picture Messrs Thiessen and Haug in the stocks, gloop dripping from their chins as Mosley rammed home the sixth custard tart. All we needed was a guffawing Stuart Hall and the Belgians playing their joker. Which is not going to happen now, considering that after Eddie Merckx it was always Spa-Francorchamps...
I've got to admit, I expected much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But nothing. Silence from the GPMA camp. I put in a call to see if anything was going on. They are not about to respond to everything that Max comes out with, apparently. He seems to like the barrage of headlines, they said, but they don't.