The first race I remember watching was the 2002 Hungarian Grand Prix. I didn’t know it was in Hungary at the time, but I remember Barrichello winning ahead of both Schumachers and Coulthard and Fisichella battling for 5th place.
From then I watched F1 whenever I just happened to catch it on. I watched quite a bit of the 2005 season, though I missed Alonso’s title win. I also watched most of 2006 and watched Alonso’s second title trimuph. At this point I still didn’t watch F1 race by race though.
I remember catching qualifying for the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix when I was shocked to see Massa go out in Q2, and then in Q3 Alonso held up Hamilton in the pit lane. The drama made me want to see the race, so I watched Hamilton win the race, and since then I haven’t missed a Grand Prix, and have caught up on what I have missed over the years.