Sunday, November 23, 2014
So, Lewis Hamilton won the F1 Championship today. Second time. Good for him. I can sort of understand the appeal, but I've never been that bothered about going to see a race. I went once, to Brands Hatch, sometime in the mid-80s. It was quite boring. We sat on a grassy knoll overlooking a bend. The first lap was fine. You could clearly see who was in front, but after a while it just became a steady stream of cars so we concentrated on our picnic and tried to talk above the din. At least it didn't rain. I think Alain Prost won, but I couldn't be sure. More interesting for me is Le Mans (see this post) the cars are sexier and it's 24 hours, but as for who's in the lead, well, forget it!