Sunday, December 12, 2010

My other Passion in Life

With winter upon us and not much riding going on I would like to share with you my other passion in life, the glamorous and adrenaline filled world of Formula 1.   I have loved Formula 1 since I was a kid, probably my father's fault since he would take me to all kinds of motor racing events all the time and I still follow Formula 1 passionately.  I have attended numerous Formula 1 races in a few countries and read about it all the time.  Every time I hear the shrill of a formula 1 engine revving up to 19000 rpm's I get a rush of adrenaline through my body and start behaving like a kid.  The Formula 1 season and championship ended recently and my favorite team was not able to take the crown, I'm talking about Ferrari.  I am happy for Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel, as he has proven to be a very fast competitor, for winning the championship. I would have preferred Fernando Alonso and Ferrari but he came second in the championship, Ferrari made a mistake on the last race and lost the championship.
I found a video that captures the essence of Formula 1 perfectly.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Formula 1 Season Highlights

9 comments:

  1. Nice vid...slow loading, but fun to watch.

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  2. You will just have to go near a Formula 1 car to understand, the sound of the V8's screaming at 19,000 rpm is just unbelievable :-)

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  3. So are you trying to tell me that a F1 car sounds better than my Trumpy!! lol

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  4. I've always liked watching Formula 1 through the years from time-to-time. I liked the names of some of the older champions like Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi. Of course it was always great to watch Jackie Stewart.

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  5. My daughter loves Formula 1, but has found it frustrating to follow it here in the States. She has gritted her teeth and become a NASCAR fan.

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  6. Mike: I'm from those days too, I still remember the JPS-Lotus 72D driven by Fittipaldi, I have a model toy of it. F1 was nice back then, Niki Lauda on the Ferrari :-) I still remember 76 when he crashed. Today there's too much politics in F1 but I still enjoy.

    Circle Blue: I'm glad your daughter likes F1, it's a pity that coverage is not that good here. F1 is returning to the US in 2012, Austin, Texas this time. I will be there for sure :-)

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  7. F1 fan, eh!? So I shouldn't probably mention that I have done the Nuerburg Ring (ok, I am German so that's an easy one) and was once invited in a VIP lounge during the Monaco lap, and oh, I have once been in Montreal during the races, too.

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  8. Sonja: I have been to the Montreal GP too. My dream is to drive an M3 on the Nürburgring long track ;-) Never been to Monaco but that race is on my bucket list :-)

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  9. Hey George, not too much of an F1 fan myself but I do watch it occasionally - I love the speed sports, anything with a high-revving, sweet sounding internal combustion engine and F1 certainly is that! I sincerely hope you get to drive an M3 around Nurburgring one day.

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