@ Dan Thorn
Count yourself lucky mate, I’ve lost a couple of girlfriends who just couldn’t handle motorsport Sundays, especially when it turns into a full 24 hour marathon on those special (and far too rare) days when F1 is on the same Sunday as other series and you get to watch them all live as they’re on in different time zones.
She never said as much but I’m sure Le Mans 1999 was the major factor in another break up too, come to think about it I’m beginning to spot a recurring theme here as taking one girlfriend to TT week for her birthday didn’t go down too well either :-)
As for falling asleep on race day, there were a few races in my early twenties when I’d been out on Friday and not got home until Sunday and even though I always managed to get home for the start I’d be asleep before the first pit stops.
There are a couple of tracks, Valencia for example, where I’ve struggled to stay awake watching races in the past few years, although these days the live blog is often far more interesting than some of the races and laughing at some of the comments helps keep me awake when there’s nothing happening on the track.