I can't quite understand why the British as a race seem to take great pleasure in trying to undermine people who are high achievers, be they sportsman or business men, or in a racing driver some thing of a cross between the two!.
JB is a damn good driver, he is smooth, quick, makes very few errors, can obviously set a car up right and above all of that is able to keep is cool when things go wrong. He is probably up there with the top 5 or 6 in the current crop of drivers, any one of which could win championships.
I can't remember him whinging much, he generally tells it how it is, perhaps those that seem to think he is just whinging don't understand the complexities of what the guy is trying to achieve. If whinging is trying to explain what a problem is without actually giving away technical information of use to other teams then OK he's a whinger!
The other thing some people seem not to understand about F1 is that the 'TEAM' is every bit as important as the driver or the car, how many of the current teams have won a recent world championship?, Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Renault. That's it, and don't think that Renault walked in and won straight away, because they didn't Benetton had already won, Renault just bought them and provided the cash. Honda bought BAR, if they had bought Williams (for instance) instead they may well have won instead.
BAR/Honda what ever their name is are still a few seasons from having the right managment structure to win a championship, no matter who is driving.
I for one will continue to give JB my passive support, he seems to be a good bloke and is probably the best driver we have produced in the UK since...... erm..Mansell...... he did whinge but boy was his driving good to watch