This will have repercussions for years and years. My answer to the Europeans: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! Go work in a kiddy park.
Racing is exciting because it is dangerous. But the purpose isn't to provide spectacular wrecks and horrible tragedies. It is essentially a proving ground for high speed vehicles.
Michelin needs to work on their tires. They admit that they are not good enough for iffy conditions.
What???? What have they been advertising all these decades?
The striking racers themselves look silly now. Are they not skilled enough to find that optimal speed that leaves them alive and winning?
Finally, it is just unconscionably rude and incredibly bad business to quit at the beginning of a race, show or whatever! Nascar racers may look like yahoos and wild eyed Southern boys to the Europeans, but at least they give the ticketholders their money's worth.
And don't get me going about the Europeans and their every-other-day strikes.
Excuse me, I have to go and wipe the spittle dots from my computer screen.