Like every year, I must admit that I haven't come round to watch more than two races of the Formula One season - the first and the last.
Each of these has its own kicks: the new lineup of drivers and cars, once again adjusted rules to the game, new teams and team liveries, and of course the thrill of the eagerly awaited new start: who will put his mark on the new season..?
But soon, this is to be followed by a row of excuses not to watch and, fairly, a plain lack of interest. Despite the lingering feeling that somehow all of it was artificially staged again, every year tends to culminate in a 'surprising' ending - which makes at least the season's last race a must-see; if there is one between the lot, this is the one. But frankly, for the rest of the year, all of those races in between... one tends to get more kicks per minute out of a Playstation than by watching any average Formula One race live on TV.
Having said that...
It is hard to ignore the wonderful glitz and spectacle that is the F1 circus. And, of course, the attraction is still magical.
Therefore, there's still a spark in me that just wants to believe Mr. Cool when he sums it all up: 'F1 baby, this is where it all happens.' Here's an awesome vid to prove his staement.
And I hereby solemny vow to make an effort to watch all season again, next year. Starting with the first race.
(And Gerard, you may as well add this one to the GFOS Track List)