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    As some have already mentioned, the seven different winners in the first seven races was of course a highlight.

    The Valencia race, without a doubt – it had everything. And the podium at the end of it, the emotion, the fact that the top three drivers were the oldest of the six champions on the grid. It was a beautiful race.

    Kobayashi’s podium. Enough said.

    Similarly, Massa’s podium was another highlight for me personally.

    The Monza duel between Vettel and Alonso. Gotta say, those two don’t really fight each other on the track much but when they do, it’s always exhilarating.

    Canadian GP – a straight up, edge of your seat battle with the top three drivers in the sport. Couldn’t ask for much more.

    There are plenty of others but off the top of my head, that’s what came to me.

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    Wow, interesting saying. I’ll remember that one. And yeah, all the teams have their good and bad points. At the end of the day, they’re there to win and in such an acute environment as Formula One, it inevitably leads to revealing a ruthlessness that I suppose is no different to that found within certain other industries.

    I agree on Kimi as well; I wasn’t much of a fan but I felt for him.

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    This is quite the interesting discussion, I’ve read all the posts (and been somewhat depressed. I’m trying now to remember why I love them).

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but I’m a very loyal supporter of Ferrari because their passionate approach to racing resonates strongly with me. And yes, I even mean their tantrums and outbursts and the cringe worthy statements made from LDM at one time or another. To me, they are a very human team. A ruthless beast of a human team but human and imperfect all the same. Yes, granted, the reasons people have for hating them are very valid; more times than I could count, I too have been angry with their decisions in the past. Their arrogance can be uncomfortable at times, their past hard to overlook, but I guess, having grown up in a household that lives and breathes ferrari and formula one, I didn’t have a hope in hell of ever supporting another team. It’s entrenched within me. I don’t think I could ever get the feeling I get before the red lights go out, as I stare at the red cars, my breath frozen in my lungs with anticipation, for any other team. Or when one of the ferrari drivers is going to overtake, or be overtaken, I’m on the edge of my seat, yelling at the television, last year at Abu Dhabi I was even trembling for a bit. When they lost the championship in 08 and 10, I was gutted for days after. For me it was like Italy had lost the world cup (which, funnily enough, earlier last year when they were completely obliterated I felt the exact same way.)

    And apart from all that, they are an unmistakable incarnate of what it is to be italian and of italian culture, good and bad included. That sense of family… no other team has that.

    That’s why Alonso fits so astoundingly well with them; he too has a shady past and has been known to open his mouth at the wrong time. His entire personality has striking parallels with Ferrari…

    And I’ve always been a fan of Massa. When he lost in 08, he was still so dignified on the podium.

    Sometimes I get angry with them, but it just wouldn’t feel right if I supported anyone else.

    Though I do like Jenson and Mark to win when Ferrari can’t. Wish they’d have done it more often this season.

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