I fell in love with F1 in the late 80's having my love of Porsche and F1 come together, like chocolate and peanut butter in the perfection that was the McLaren-Tag pairing. Later, life and kids kept me a mere casual spectator until about 8 years ago when I jumped back in full force.
I like long walks in the park, candlelight home cooked dinners and wine.
Ok, me. I'm Racechick, a little bit scatty, a little bit not good with machines and things like that, but soft in the middle. I've been around F1 in one way or another since I was a kid, but hit it big time in the 90's. Since then I've been to live races every year, love it! I'm primarily a driver follower, and the drivers who have captured my heart in one way or another have been Damon Hill, Juan Pablo Montoya and now Lewis Hamilton. OMYGOD Lewis Hamilton! I would have had a mega thing for Ayrton Senna had I ever watched him live, sadly I didnt, but he's the benchmark! Though primarily a driver supporter Mercedes have become my team, it will be hard indeed if Lewis ever leaves them. They are brilliant with their fans and ........and.........achievement of the year.....THEY FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!!! Ok, how long have I rambled on for? ( LRW- that emoticon that sidles out in an embarrassed fashion; I need it! )
Post by LewEngBridewell on Mar 18, 2015 0:23:20 GMT
I'm Lew, and have followed F1 closely since my early teens. My passion as a child was snooker, whilst my interest in F1 developed after collecting free discs for an excellent F1 game distributed by Frosties cereal. I played it an incredible amount, learning all the circuits of the time (it was based loosely on the 1997 season).
I bought my first F1 book aged 13, and studied the drivers, teams, circuits and past seasons. The first full season I watched properly was 2004, aged 14 years old. I've not stopped since, and I have never missed a race.
I've always supported teams, and teams which have struck my fancy include Jaguar, Toyota, Williams, Arrows and of course, McLaren.
My first online F1 community was the volatile BBC forums "606", long since closed. I am also a rare visitor to the forums at autosport.com and also grandprix.com. I joined Forumula1.com in the spring of 2011, settling down there for the start of the new season. This was just as Ewan Marshall's rival forum GPFocus was set up, after long-running disputes. Gaz, Paul (JensonB), and 7UpJordan all jumped ship over there. The forum died through inactivity, and my home remained Forumula1.
I was at my most active from 2011 until mid-2013, racking up thousands of posts before slowing down, and nearly burning out periodically throughout 2014. I'm still there, and I'm also proud to be a member here. I can confidently say the better members of Forumula1 are here, and I look forward to enjoying more seasons with you all going forward.
I've had an interest in F1 since I was about 12 when I was round my uncles house and he had F1 on the TV. The first race that I ever watched was the 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix and I loved it BUT I never actually watched any races until I was a fair bit older, when I could do what I want and my first year of actually watching was probably 2006.
I watch every single race live... and since 2006 I've only missed 1 race. I'm techy and nerdy so I love the sport going down the routes of V6, V4 and adding more tech to the cars like KERS, ERS... etc I love the idea of Formula E but they're not fast enough yet, they're racing on crappy tracks and they need to cut out the "EJ" music, do gridwalks, be more involved, get better promotion, air it on main tv channels.
I'm quite good at being unbiased towards any particular driver or team because I don't really have a favourite, If I was forced to pick then I'd have to choose Mercedes because they are great with their fans and they seem to be much less political and instead are more of a racing team rather than a buisness. I would also have to choose Lewis Hamilton because he has a true passion for the sport, he's feisty, controversial, smart and a great race driver.
I would LOVE to have a buddy to sit and watch races with but unfortunately no one I know seems to like F1 which is a huge shame, instead my F1 family is you guys. I love reading and hearing other peoples thoughts about the sport, their opinions, views and just love F1.
Not sure what else you want to know, if you have any questions PM me
Primarily a McLaren Mercedes and DC and Mika (close 2nd) fan. Then got pissed off with McLaren when DC got the boot for Mr Temper Tantrum (sorry rc). But still supported them. Then got majorly pissed off when they booted Kimi for Mr Disaster and stopped supporting them...turned into a driver fan.
Then came Lewis, and KO'ed Kimi at his home ground (Spa) in royal fashion...and subsequently got DSQ by a few morons in office. Started watching Lewis but not really supporting him yet. Still a Kimi fan till he left F1. Then it was Lewis all the way since 2009.
And now a team fan since 2013 with Lewis and Nico. Still a team fan (I want Merc to win their WCCs) but I only really watch out for Lewis kicking a$$ now. If Nico manages to beat him fair and square, all good. But its not happening so whatever. Go Lewis! Good times....GOOD times!
I've been following F1 since the late 90s during the Hakkinen v Schu years. In 2002 my interest grew in F1 when one Mark Webber came along and scored a 5th place finish in his debut race in a lackluster Minardi Asiatech, since that day i'm hooked. These days i am a strong follower in Daniel Ricciardo although this year things don't look too great for Dan with that shocking opener at Aus with Red Bull and Renault. So this year is going the be torture as I watch Red Bull fall apart and possible leave Dan high and dry.
I dont like talking about me but here goes - old school 'City boy' - embarassingly thought government bonds were the end all and be all till I became a father nearly 6 years ago and became a more rounded guy overnight Watching F1 and playing with toy F1 cars, scaletrix and attending races with my grandpa (ex RAF type) before I talked or walked, earliest emotional memory was seeing Senna, best was seeing Senna race Mansell Monaco, loved Senna beyond any kind of normal sportsfan, manlove, heroworship, religion or alien deal. Petrolhead and driving from pre-teenager, lots of racing experience best part in stripped 911 track only saturday specials. Watched f1 at most far east and all the european tracks, normally in convoy with other petrolheads, road racing, gumbal, making chase videos, evading police cars and helicopters, sticking vids on youtube, generally being leary and embarassing. But thats all changed now and I get my kicks from watching F1 - drivers like Lewis
And Jenson is driving Miss Daisy - SkySports commentary