China 2010. As I live in the UK, I decided to record the China race as it was on at 7am. Hoping for a lye in on a Sunday morning, I got woken up at 9am (2hours after race start) by my Nan as she was dropping off my niece, I had to look after her with my mum. I thought, I might as well get up now, so I rushed downstairs, gave my niece a kiss and said hello to my Nan, then rushed to the remote and switched on the TV. Covering up my eyes, I improvised with the Sky remote to get on the recorded race, also pressing mute just in case it was already on the BBC channel. I got it all set up perfectly, yes!! Jamie, your a genius! Only to hear from my Nan, slowly sitting down, “I see that Button won the race.”
What!?!? Please don’t tell me she just said that! She repeated it again. My Nan has no interest in F1 whatsoever, but the one time I decided to record a race, she does!! It was torture, horrible. Being 20 at the time, you thought I would of been mature enough to let it go over my head, NO! I was in the biggest sulk ever.
Being a Hamilton fan, I didn’t like the fact I had to watch the whole race knowing Button got his 2nd in for McLaren that season, and having to find out Hamilton would not win this race. So where would he finish? The only upside (slightly) was to watch Hamilton carve his way through the pack to finish a few seconds behind Button in 2nd place.
Since that day, I have never recorded a race again.