Sunday, April 22, 2012
Having watched the last ten laps of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix this morning I'm a new fan of the sport that has drivers whipping "the fastest, most sophisticated race cars on earth" in exotic locales across the world: Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Monaco, Singapore, Brazil.
GQ's Daniel Riley profiled the sport in December of last year.
"Will America Ever Catch the Formula One Bug?"
"It's my impression, though, after a weekend at the circuit, that F1 should be less concerned with mimicking the moves of NASCAR than standing as a clear alternative—in particular, for the politically blue sports fan who has long balked at the fuss surrounding NASCAR...In the end, there are allegiances to the teams and drivers, and a reverence of the past that's not unlike our romanticism of, say, baseball. "The history is the attraction," Webber says. "Some of the tracks we've been racing on since the '50s."