Sharing this mostly for perspective’s sake; I don’t imagine the details will be awfully interesting to anyone here. No family history or memories of Senna or anything like that!
I got into F1 on the Tuesday before Sepang this year. I know a person who sometimes seems incapable of talking about anything but F1, while I have always had a somewhat instinctive aversion to the sport. I’m from the United States, so I never had a reason nor much of an opportunity to examine my aversion, and so I never had. But it got to the point with this guy where I had to check it out to either establish that my feelings were well-grounded or admit that I was wrong. I was wrong! First race I watched was Shanghai a week ago – I have the impression that if I expect them all to be like that, I’ll be disappointed, but I have to say that *that was really awesome*.
Memories are pretty thin on the ground: I knew it was happening and all, but the biggest impression that the sport had made on me was Michael Schumacher’s 2004 tsunami relief donation. Besides that, it’s all Mario Andretti and Talledega Nights.