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Putin Team Orders on Display

by on October 1, 2018

An F1 poem about the Team Orders issued by Mercedes  in the Russian GP.

Mercedes AMG F1 driver, Valtteri Bottas. Photo credit: Octane Photos (http://octanephotos.co.uk)

Team Orders aren’t merely semantics

They’re a necessary evil, in F1 tactics

Decisions are made, through mathematics

Though we saw how easily they enrage fanatics

The truth is this, it really is a team sport

And a decision like this, seems to hold court

As social media and pundits hold the fort

It’s an age old argument which might be sold short

Every point counts, so extend that lead

You must feed the greed in order to succeed

For it’s points which wins crowns, not just speed

Thank Bottas for the victory he was forced to concede

Had you been the man with two headsets adorned

You’d find it difficult at best not to feel scorned

It would have been less dramatic if his drivers were forewarned

But full points are best in the bag then to later be mourned

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