Toronto Star Writer: "No place for ... Welfare".
Stop the presses. Here's a surprise Wheels article from Saturday's Toronto Star. The writer, Norris McDonald, is a Torstar regular with a company e-mail address. This weekend edition article therefore isn't from some external wire service copy.
The printed headline: Formula 1 no place for motor racing welfare.
My friend Stanley...
"I am not in favour of motor racing welfare'" he would say.
"If those people at the back want more money, they should try harder."
That is the message I trust FIA boss Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone gave to the four "small" F1 teams..
And as much as we all love racing, and want to be a part of it, the fact of the matter is, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't be in it.
Those four teams in F1, rather than bitching and complaining, should look for lessons from the likes of Hendrick and Penske, whose motto says it all: "Effort equals success".
It would sure be a lot better than writing a letter to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone and saying, "Please sirs. Can we have some more?"
Note: Public Editor Kathy English's same day column regarding most responding readers preferring caution over spelling out curse words. One expects the offsetting to progressive politics approach from the Star's Rosie DiManno, who today points out the plight of mental health patients wishing an occasional cigarette against the authority of their caring bureaucratic governance.
This anti [safe elite targetted group] welfare article was still a surprise. Perhaps even Toronto's mayor Rob Ford and other right-wing candidates such as John Tory might have more welfare compassion.