I talked about this before, I’ve been a F1 fan for 20 years. It all started when I saw half of race at Magny-Cours in France and I was intrigued. I watched the following race, it was at Silverstone, on 12 July, in 1998. So, this weekend I can say that I’ve been an F1 fan for the last 20 years!
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I watched excited how fast were the cars, the sound of the engines, the fastness of the pit stops. It was magnificent. I was impressed with the winner of that race too. His name is Michael Schumacher. I will always consider myself an MS fan. I talked about my love for F1 in detail after his accident.
When he retired, I stopped watching F1. A few years ago I’ve started watching it again. After a short period in which I was cheering for Hamilton because he was the only Brit with chances to the title, I’ve learned more about him and I don’t like his style.
But Max Verstappen joined F1 and I think he is the next Schumacher. He is an amazing driver and his driving style is great. I like his attitude too. Max seems more like an old-school driver, thing that brought some controversies with it. In the lights-to-flag procession era, having drivers like Max made things exciting.
2 years ago I went to Let’s Race for my birthday
Michael Schumacher’s car from 1998, a Christmas gift
On Coffee&Books I published recently a book review of Formula One Years by Timothy Collings. It is a history of F1, from the 1950s. It was very interesting.
Other posts in which I talk about F1:
Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey by Mark Webber book review
40th anniversary of Williams at Silverstone
Donington Historic Festival
The Versatile Blogger Award – I talk about the pets I’ve had and their F1 inspired names.