Basically during the build-up to the monaco grand prix, the BBC filmed a section for Top Gear, which involved driving Bernie, Briatore, and Horner, around the track. [I suspect Briatore was looking out for good places to bring out a safety car, but of course that is quite easy at Monaco...] Anyway, I personally think it is pretty awful that a man who is still serving a ban from working in the sport, for the worst example of cheating in F1 recent history, has been given a public platform as big as the BBC. Remember the BBC sell the program all over the world. It will be watched by millions, many of them unaware of Briatore’s past.
What are people’s thoughts? Is it appropriate that a man serving a ban should be included on the show? Or am I overeacting?
I have submitted some feedback to the tog gear program, to express my distaste. If anyone feels similarly inclined, take two minutes to write at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/