Japan is a big market for cars and home to some of the world's biggest car manufacturers, and hence there's a pressure from there to have a japanese driver.
But in truth, the comment is not fair. Sato has shown that he can be fast and is certainly faster than some of the drivers in the bottom end of the grid, even if he has had his erratic moments especially earlier in his career. And apart from the pit lane drama Nakajima's debut was impressive. 10th place in his debut despite the incident and fifth fastest lap in the race is very good. And in the past, drivers like Katayama, Nakajima(Senior) and Suzuki were not the worst drivers in the grid, by far. There have been bad drivers too, but so have most other nations as well.
Oh the irony. :lol:
Well Ferrari got 204 afterall and McLaren would have gotten 203 with the Hungary incident (218 without). So well maybe not fair and square, but even without the spy case they would have won.
A title for Hamilton would give this season a very special place in history.
Couldn't agree more there. Alonso is indeed a twat but somehow people seem to look past the horrid things he does and manage to still like him. Unfathomable.I've only just started watching Formula One this season...and I love it...but if they disqualify BMW and Williams and Lewis Hamilton wins I'll be properly pissed. I don't know all that much about the sport but that just doesn't seem right at all. Hamilton lost fair and square and doesn't deserve the title.
On another note, I'm surprised at how many people in this thread wanted Alonso to win. He seems like nothing more than a major league twat. From the looks of it it seems he's just pissy that Hamilton was better than him this year. Now he's telling McLaren that he's going to "take my ball and go home," as it were.