Here is my first blog. Basically an explanation as to what I will be blogging about in the coming weeks and months.
I decided to create this blog out of my enjoyment of motorsport. Specifically, Formula 1. F1 is a sport I have followed for over 20 years and it is one that I enjoy not just for the sport and the racing, but also the technical details and the the design of the cars.
Growing up as a kid and seeing these unusual looking cars on TV racing each other was unlike anything I had ever seen before. Especially since these cars were unlike anything seen on the road.
Ever since then, I have enjoyed watching the sport and the likes of Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and most of all, Ayrton Senna. Someone who will always be a hero of mine, all racing each other. Moving on to the likes of Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard, and Michael Schumacher through to Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel & Lewis Hamilton, to name but a few.
Despite the politics of recent times, my enjoyment of the sport has not changed. I still read the news websites every day, have subscriptions to the leading magazines in the UK, watch all the qualifying sessions and races, while following the F1.com timing screens, watching all the pre and post session build up and also get up at whatever times over night to watch the races in eastern time zones.
With the internet and the likes of twitter, as well as BBC’s excellent coverage with all the practice sessions available, and the superb F1 Forum after every race, it’s never been better for us F1 fans to get closer to the action.
It’s fair to say that I like my Formula 1. So much so that I enjoy talking about it as well, that is something that does annoy a lot of my friends, as I like going into the finer details. Most of them are more casual watchers.
There are a couple of people that I can talk F1 with for hours. Both are fellow motorsport fans and we all enjoy discussions about recent races as well as historic moments within the sport. This is not limited to Formula 1, as we also enjoy discussing MotoGP and the World Rally Championship.
The aim of this blog is to get more people involved in the discussion and to share my thoughts with everyone as a fan of a sport I have enjoyed for many years.
My plan with this blog in the coming weeks is to have a team by team preview once all teams launch their new cars, as well as my analysis on those teams for the upcoming season. There are a number of technical blogs out there, and I won’t be going into that high a detail, but I will make comments on the more technical side of things on anything that I think is worth making note.
During the season, I will also provide reviews of races and will also comment on the sport as a whole.
Let’s hope that F1 2011 is as good, if not better, than F1 2010