My name is Guilherme Teixeira (Portuguese for “William” for those who find it hard to spell), I’m 19 and I live in Porto Alegre, Brazil, not very far from Argentina and Uruguay. I’ll begin studing civil engineering this August. I’ve learnt English all by myself at the age of 12 and I’m trying to learn Japanese now :P
My first F1 experience was the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, where my brother woke me up ‘to see a crash between all cars’. Since then I’ve never stopped watching F1, except for a hiatus on the 2005 season. As I kid was a huge Rubens Barrichello fan, thanks to the media brainwashing everyone on the holy quest to find a new Senna. I, as a 7 year old kid, obviously fell for it. Nowadays I have a huge respect for him, but my favourite active driver is Robert Kubica. Also I support lots of drivers like Vettel, Schumacher, Kobayashi and di Grassi (to be honest I find hard who to support most during a race!). I say ‘active’ because my favourite driver will aways be Kimi Räikkönen :P As all my favourite drivers once raced for Ferrari, I couldn’t help but to end up supporting the team.
It’s a shame that even though there is a awesome F1 track here in Brazil, I’ve never been to an F1 race = However I’m planning to go to Interlagos in 2011, if the funding is there…
Also I’m a failed blogger – had one blog in portuguese language which lasted for 6 months and one in english was owned by me and Steph90. It had a much greater audience then my first try but it didn’t last for much more than 3 months due to unending personal compromises from me and Steph = I really hope to write there again!
And finally, I’ve been following this blog since the ending of 2008. I don’t post too many comments here but I loved the forum, in which I posted a lot. Therefore it is quite obvious that I’m absolutely happy that it is back :D