Racers Race! If it had been up to the drivers, a large number of them would have gone out and run.
But it was a political thing--I think we would call it Blackmail.
Did you notice that when the Michelin cars were rolled into the garage before the start they were kept ready to race? Drivers in the cars-still connected. Tire warmers back on. Everything ready to go when FIA came to their senses!!
But FIA didn't negotiate with the terrorists- Sorry wrong thread- Michelin and started the race on time, on the track that they had certified, with drivers and cars that agreed to follow the rules as written. Good for them!!
The points are in the book, Jordan got their only podium finish of the year unless they race in a Downpour again.
The championship race has tightened quite a bit as a result also.