By Christopher A. Sawyer
The longer Bernie Ecclestone and company remain in charge of F1, the more “perfect” and less human it becomes. Except for the shower of champagne on the podium and Vettel’s smoky donuts at the end of the last few races (for which he and the Red Bull team were fined), there’s a regulation for nearly everything in the series. Nothing is out of place. You get the feeling that the members are not only assigned a precise time in which they can eat and drink during the race weekend, but a precise schedule for evacuating the waste once the body is through with it. It’s very likely that farting outside the confines of selected, sound-proof, HEPA-filtered rooms is a hanging offense, especially if done in public.