@keithcollantine I agree with the first statement. Brain Sullivan stated he started out in carts in California up through the ranks until high school and then decided to go to college instead of pursue a racing career. I believe he said he still races SCCA. I don’t think he had to do much homework, seems to be very knowledgeable about a variety of motorsports other than F1.
I have only been watching F1 for about 3 years but I felt that the event was good and informative and glad that it stayed away from press conference type questions about the last race. I especially like that Graeme Lowdon, President and Sporting Director, and another team member of Marussia who works with driver development took the time to come outside to the line and talked with us for 15 minutes or so. It was great to listen and talk to Charles Pic and Alexander Rossi, Speed here in the US never has coverage or interviews with them.
I think the turnout was disappointing at about 70 people, if that.