I'm sure there are loads of articles about Wehrlein getting a drive in F1 again though
Exactly. Ocon hasn't done anything foolish or weak. On the contrary he's ensured that his name at the bigger team – ie: the goal – remains intact and 'on the list'.Ocon wants the Merc drive. Not going to piss them off is he.
Why look at it in such black and white terms? If at a few points across the season, one or two of the smaller teams choose to toe the line and bend over as you say, does that mean that only the front-runners matter? It's exacerbated in F1 because it's so hard to break through to the top, and it takes so many people and so much money to be the best. But over time it can happen – Mercedes / Ferrari / Red Bull won't always be the top three.That's it then. After first qually at the first race, once the top few teams are known, the other cars should.be withdrawn from the remainder of the season. After all, it's only the front runners that matter. All the other drivers are only getting in the way. They should just bend over and take it from the big boys. That's modern sport for you.
If that really is the case then Mercedes should be up in front of the FIA and they, and Force India should lose all of their points for the weekend. That is without doubt, cheating.Sorry for double post but just realised it's worse than that. It was arranged beforehand meaning Merc knew they could pit and it wouldn't be an issue. Hamilton's pitstop triggered everyone else's. Basically it changed the entire race.