j man wrote:
I think it's extremely unfair to read this story and just assume that the drivers didn't attend because they couldn't be bothered. To me the fact that NONE attended at all would suggest that they were not invited or were instructed to stay away. If a few had turned up and the others didn't then I might be more suspicious.
The F1 fraternity has had its opportunity to pay its respects to Sid. This event was most likely intended as a relatively low-key occasion for close friends and family only.
I find that the most likely explanation, because I quite simply don't think all drivers would have turned down invitations.
And then there's the issue with getting there and the usually private event of mourning turning into a media circus when paparazzi focusing on a particular driver all flood to a funeral.
This. Are you telling me that Bruno and Di Resta wouldn't be asked about Force India, that Massa wouldnt be asked about Alonso, Hamilton about Mercedes, Button about Perez etc etc - ALL of which diverts attention from the meaning of the day and sullies the day.
This doesn't say anything about current F1 drivers to me.
It tells me what I already knew about modern media culture and the cult of celebrity.