Why you should be watching F1

There’s something about F1 which has captured the imagination of fans for decades. Perhaps it is the sheer joy of men and machinery racing in the shadow of danger, combined with the glamour and glitz, the strategy and skill. Perhaps it is the big money and big power games that the sport is all about—and the fact that it deals with superlatives in every sense.

In this piece, I list down the reasons why F1 is undoubtedly a sport you should be watching.

1. The cars. My, what beauties! If you are someone who loves cars and swears by speed, really, why aren’t you watching F1 already?

2. The drivers. F1 has a legacy of racing drivers with larger than life personalities—men who were electric both on the circuit and off. From the much-loved Michael Schumacher to the mercurial Ayrton Senna, the clinically precise Alain Prost, the legendary Jackie Stewart—all extraordinary individuals.

3. Race starts. Maximum excitement! As the five red lights illuminate to set off the race, you never quite know what will happen before the first corner…

4. The drama. F1 is all about the drama. Overtaking up and down the order, last lap breakthroughs, crashes, fires, the weather playing truant, rivalries—the sport has all the makings of the greatest spectacle of them all.

5. DRS (Drag Reduction System). Making overtaking awesome since 2011!

6. Watching a team of men refuel and change the tyres on a car in seconds. How amazing it that?

7. The tracks. The sport races across all five continents on the world’s most fabulous circuits—the flamboyant race on the streets of Montecarlo, the sweeping, high speed Monza circuit in Italy, the new, state-of-the-art tracks in Shanghai and Manama, unpredictable Suzuka in the shadow of Mount Fuji, the night race on the roads of downtown Singapore.

8. Anything is possible. No race is over till it’s over. And sometimes, when it’s over, you aren’t quite sure what just happened.

9. Strategy. Races are as frequently won in the pits as they are on track.

10. The web of power. Formula One is at the centre of a peculiar web of politics, power, prestige and profit—washed down with a bottle of champagne and some high performance fuel.

Article by: Mithila Mehta

Image credits: www.forceindiaf1.com

Why you should be watching F1

Mithila Mehta
There’s something about F1 which has captured the imagination of fans for decades. Perhaps it is the sheer joy of men and machinery racing in the shadow of danger, combined with the glamour and glitz, the strategy and skill. Perhaps it is the big money and big power games that the sport is all about—and the fact that it deals with superlatives in every sense.

In this piece, I list down the reasons why F1 is undoubtedly a sport you should be watching.

1. The cars. My, what beauties! If you are someone who loves cars and swears by speed, really, why aren’t you watching F1 already?

2. The drivers. F1 has a legacy of racing drivers with larger than life personalities—men who were electric both on the circuit and off. From the much-loved Michael Schumacher to the mercurial Ayrton Senna, the clinically precise Alain Prost, the legendary Jackie Stewart—all extraordinary individuals.

3. Race starts. Maximum excitement! As the five red lights illuminate to set off the race, you never quite know what will happen before the first corner…

4. The drama. F1 is all about the drama. Overtaking up and down the order, last lap breakthroughs, crashes, fires, the weather playing truant, rivalries—the sport has all the makings of the greatest spectacle of them all.

5. DRS (Drag Reduction System). Making overtaking awesome since 2011!

6. Watching a team of men refuel and change the tyres on a car in seconds. How amazing it that?

7. The tracks. The sport races across all five continents on the world’s most fabulous circuits—the flamboyant race on the streets of Montecarlo, the sweeping, high speed Monza circuit in Italy, the new, state-of-the-art tracks in Shanghai and Manama, unpredictable Suzuka in the shadow of Mount Fuji, the night race on the roads of downtown Singapore.

8. Anything is possible. No race is over till it’s over. And sometimes, when it’s over, you aren’t quite sure what just happened.

9. Strategy. Races are as frequently won in the pits as they are on track.

10. The web of power. Formula One is at the centre of a peculiar web of politics, power, prestige and profit—washed down with a bottle of champagne and some high performance fuel.

Article by: Mithila Mehta

Image credits: www.forceindiaf1.com

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