Apparently Jenson has fired a warning at Sir Frank that he may take a year sabbatical if forced to join Williams. This reported at F1racing.net.
If this is in fact true; it gives pause as to what really is going on at Williams. Our redoubtable poster, Grace, suggests that maybe Jenson knows something we donâ€™t. That perhaps Dave Richards is considering buying Williams as F1 magazine purported a few months ago. Perhaps this is not a situation Jenson wants to be involved with. Regardless of the conspiracy theory; Jenson needs to honor his commitment. His actions reprehensible at best.
Which brings up another question. I grow tired of hearing the F1 circus refer to the Indy situation as unavoidable due to America being the most litigious in the world. I grow tired of this because it seems to me that Jenson-gate is a clear indication of how litigious the sport has become period. Jackie Stewart did deals with a handshake and now we have litigation to rule on litigation. Stoddy threatening Max in Australia was not litigious? The FIA is not litigious? Bernieâ€™s entire SLEC fiasco is not litigious? The BAR debacle with Pollock and JV was not litigious? Letâ€™s remember that the whole world has become litigious and spare the anti-American jibe. Sure, you may feel better when accusing the US of being litigious but F1, Britain and Europe all share in the litigious nature of a debased culture.