As you know from the title what you’re about to see so I won’t elaborate on that.
However, what really struck me (or shall I say…reminded me) was that how our sport is getting killed gradually. Just a decade ago, in Germany, in a single lap qualifying, you feel the atmosphere that existed with those honking. Fans were ‘into it’ and today, a decade later, Formula 1 suffers a decline in track as well as television audiences.
Enjoy the great lap, atmosphere and of course, Nico Rosberg cheering in the crowd as a McLaren and Kimi fan but also as a Finnish fan and not German.
To be fair I think the airhorns have gone out of fashion since then, cant remember the last time I heard one (I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been banned). I agree though, the atmosphere has been a bit flat for a while now.
This is nothing more than nostalgia. For example I As F1 fan much prefer sitting at home watching a race with lots of data to follow rather than blowing air horn at a grandstand.
There are numerous other reasons why people don’t do what they used to do before. It doesn’t mean it’s worse, just different.
Don’t rule out that he’s there with Mercedes – they do have a grandstand, heh. Also, is that just a Kimi cap with the flag and his car number on it? Co-incidentally, it’s also the number he now uses, but for a different reason.
@keithcollantine The race was indeed after Nico’s 18th on June the 27th, but the German Grand Prix back in 2003 was held at the start of August.
As for the horns, I went to the 2011 AUS GP and there was a few here and there, especially at the podium ceremony! They are definently still around, especially Monza, or any locals winning their home race.