The Eifel GP offered a roller coaster of emotions. However, Valtteri Bottas’ bitter misfortune was not the biggest thing that ravaged me in the race.

Either track officials have lost their ability to move F1 cars, or the sport is enlivened by artificial trick threes.

In both cases, the loser is motorsport.

Bottas noted that after the race, the victory was within his reach, although the lock brake dropped him second and forced him to a premature depot visit.

I disagree. Thanks to the jury.

When George Russell, who had been killed by Kimi Räikkönen, parked his Williams on the track, the flagmen orthodox waved yellow flags. By all accounts, the next move should have been an easy transfer operation, in which the car would have been postponed a couple of meters behind the security fence.

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What else.

The jury hardened a virtual safety car to curb the drivers ’desire to go. At the same time, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen managed to make their depot visit as free as they did to Bottas.

Thanks to the Finnish suspension, there is no need to fight, but whatever aftermath this would have developed if Bottas had lost the victory here.

Towards the end of the race, Lando Norris had to repeat his friend Russell’s trick. McLaren coagulated along the track, fittingly at the guardrail opening and chair. Norris got to snuggle up and follow the transfer operation.

Which became another farce.

Once again, moving the car a couple of meters proved to be an insurmountable task without significant intervention by the jury. The transfer did not begin until the safety car had been called for an emergency.

Safety is, of course, important, and a safe operating environment must be guaranteed for infrastructure managers. But now we are already shrouded in a layer of cotton that is too thick.

Russell’s or Norris ’cars could have been repaired to safety without such major measures affecting the race.

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Neither carcass was in an insurmountably dangerous place. Mere yellow tickets to the venue would have been enough.

The safety car enlivened the final moments of the race, after all, it brought the pursuers to the necks of Hamilton and Verstappen. You can also always rattle in the restart, and entertain the crowd.

The means brought by the American company Liberty Media, which owns the series, from their home country to stimulate a boring race could not be remembered.

Jenkkilä’s largest motorsport series is NASCAR. In addition to sports, it is above all a show.

The repertoire of the series includes, for example, artificially calling a safety car to the track, even if nothing happened. This is used when going on the track threatens to get bored.

F1 has been motorsport at least so far. The artificial elements have been left to be exaggerated by former leader Bernie Ecclestone.

But is this the case anymore? Will there soon be a situation where Liberty Media brings Ecclestone’s favorite idea to the race, rain sprinklers. Rain races are exciting, hey!

Since F1 is under the control of the FIA ​​of the International Automobile Federation in addition to Liberty Media, show clowning doesn’t get through very easily. I count too much caution as the sin of the umbrella organization.

I don’t make friends with this argument, but let me say it anyway. F1 plays too often over the safe. It minimizes risks but spoils many things.

Like racing. That is the issue in motor sports.