How do you explain the Mika/DC situation? DC was quite clearly the quicker driver on occasions but was phased out, In fact at the European Grand Prix in 1997 quite famously Ron did a deal for Mika to take his first ever win with Williams in return for Not pressuring Villenurve off the track. At the time Mika was running behind DC and DC was ordered to pull over and let him through. DC had had by far the better season than Mika and still finished 9 points in front of him in the championship. That was the last race of the season - in the first race of 1998 Mclaren were super dominant but Mika messed up and came into the pits when he wasn't suppose to which meant that DC was out in front. Despite towing the party line and saying he'd done it from some sort of honour, DC was ordered to move over and let Mika back in front - he did it Rubens like in the most obvious way. Now it could be argued that those first 2 gifted victories gave Mika the confidence he needed to go on and fill his potential but ask yourself what do you think they would have done for DC? Ron was clearly showing favourites both off and on the track. I don't agree with it but I don't have a problem with it. Its his team. But to try and say Martin Whitmarsh shows blatent favouritism but Ron doesn't is silly. Martin too is a businessman and Jenson Button wouldn't be in the team unless he earned it on merit. I think if you take a look at his record you'll see that he has. If I'm honest racecub I have to say I think you're a bit blinded by the fact your favourite driver is Lewis and if you reversed the situation with the comments on the drivers you wouldn't be sitting here saying you didn't like Whitmarsh but defending him to the hilt about how great he is. The fact is that Lewis won his championship in 2008 and it was expected he'd do a 'schumacher' and dominate for years to come. It obviously didn't happen (it rarely does in F1 ask Alonso and Vettel) for various reasons and some hardcore fans needed to look around for someone to blame for this (we live in a blame culture society now) and the only different factor they could find was Martin Whitmarsh - combine that with them bringing in another British World Champion that ruffled feathers and you have your scapegoat and we've had slurs on his character of everything from him being a racist to questioning his sexuality. Bit unfair on the guy who's just trying to do a job to the best of his abilities really ain't it? The woman who works behind the counter at the local Co-Op always talks friendly and smiles at me whilst she's always a bit off hand with the Mrs but people don't go round calling her a biggot for it.