This is all very harsh on Humphrey: Firstly, just because he’s young doesn’t mean that he can’t state his opinion on what he thinks, if you excluded everyone who can’t recall every race in the history of F1 then the only judge would basically be Stirling Moss! He was only 10 – 16 during the Senna/Prost rivalry years so I can forgive the man for not thinking at the time that he needs to take a calculating view of F1 because ‘one day some guy might criticise my knowledge of F1 during this period’.
Secondly, of course he’s going to say that, he’s the presenter of the F1 show, so he’s going to big up the sport with which he’s associated, and he shouldn’t be criticised for this because I’m sure it comes with the job description that you hype people up about F1.
Thirdly, he’s 100% spot on with his opinion. This season was great because of so many things and in my opinion the only flaw with it that I could see was poor quantity and quality of overtaking. I enjoyed most of it so so much, and I hope it has inspired a new generation of F1 fans around the world.
ps: I’m 18, I can only recall seasons from 1997, but I still believe my opinion is just as valid as that of an F1 fan who is 106 and can recall every race in history.