Swanny’s World of Sport: The car is king in Formula 1

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany.
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The apologists for Formula One were quick to point out that Lewis Hamilton didn’t win a two-horse race because his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was third in the Drivers Championship when the title was settled.

Since then not a peep, possibly because Rosberg has won the last two Grand Prix and is now 31 points ahead of third place and 66 points behind Hamilton. Hamilton drives better than Rosberg, but as usual the car is the true champion.

HALES NEEDS A BETTER TEST

It makes no sense to judge Alex Hales’ suitability to open the batting in Test cricket on his one-day performances.

It’s like comparing fussball to football. He won’t get big Test runs.