2007 Malaysian Grand Prix

By on Sunday, 8th April 2007 at 10:21 am
 

2007 Malaysian Grand Prix

I used to be a huge fan of Formula One Motorsport a few years ago. Followed it religiously, got up early for the races that were in the night, and things like that.

However, recently I’ve gone off it. I’ve yet to see a race this year, instead deciding to stay in bed through both the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix of recent weeks.

Why’s this? Well, plain and simply, it’s boring now. I was hoping this year with the abscence of Michael Schumacher that things would be spiced up. How wrong I was. In both the last two races its been a straightforward McLaren / Ferrari battle, with Alonso and Raikkonen both battling it out, just for different teams. Whilst its been nice to see newbie Lewis Hamilton doing so well, nothing so far has made me go “ohh! Race tomorrow. Need to make sure I’m free” or such like. We know that someone from McLaren or Ferrari is going to win the race, and there are going to be about 12 also-rans and about 4 people retire for mechanical reasons we don’t understand. Its just a bit predictable.

The corporate giants have taken over as well. Just take a look at Formula1.com and you’ll see what I mean. The clothing range, the premium travel range, the gift range – its all about money money money and not about personal experience. It’s not about the sport, its about the business.

I remember the good ol’ days of 1998 and such like when there actually was a fight for the title, and the accidents were relatively safe yet spectacular. Remember Belgium ’98 when Damon Hill won for Jordan in pouring rain when there was a massive first corner pile up? Michael Schumacher had a go at David Coulthard? Those were the days when F1 was great in recent history. No more.

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