I'm glad someone else is making this connection. For me, the key point was at the pilot's trial when it became apparent the flight recorders had been tampered with; bluntly, that they likely hadn't come from the accident aircraft at all.
The other clear connection I'm making is to allegations made during the Concorde trial. Less certain on that, but I'm feeling there's an unknown something missing from that story. That missing gear spacer (which made the aircraft veer on the runway) is such a huge coincidence if unconnected, but that would imply all the stuff with the metal strip was instead a coincidence... Hard to swallow either of those, for me.