you can tell me in pm if you want i never want to talk about with you
yeah thats it... not enough bandwidth on the internet lol
I've liked it ever since I was 5. And its stuck with me more then other have. Although I do watch SuperBikes, WRC, BTTC and Le Mans.
well im the same with btcc and rallying but then again i do build rally cars at work and know mike and andy jordan too... spoken with plato a few times too. nearest i get to being a fan of bikes is following the tt racing but again i met michael dunlop through rallying rather than bikes. he has a crazy mk2 escort
Closest to any driver I've got is the track prade at Silverstone
you know after lewis won there two years back i hung around near the pits and got to give him a union flag to wave as he sat up on the fence celebrating with us all but if you ever go to btcc the drivers are very accesable to the degree i have stood smoking a cigarette with plato behind one of the service trucks betwwen races like he was a naughty school kid lol... the others i have been lucky enough to meet through my work which does give me a certain advantage
I think its because F1 is more heavily televised and drivers are under the spotlight that their agents dont allow fan interaction.
partly that but there are the obvious crowd issues too...300k at siverstone for a grand prix verses a few thousand at snetterton for example and when it comes to rallying the only access is in service areas where most bobble hats dont get to visit anyway because they are out in the forest spectating
Yeah Silverstone this year was a bit extreme.
one thing that strikes me though is that even with such huge numbers of fans all with their favourite drivers etc you never see the kind of tribalism you get in football. its like we are all fans of the sport rather than making it about some kind of turf war
With Football/Soccer tho Fans clubs have their local rivalries and fans take it to extreme. Where as F1 is pretty much a team sport then a group.
i remember being sat with vettel fans as lewis overtook him right in front of us... i was cheering ofcourse but they were all clapping too
True, I saw lewis and bottas battle live and the crowd was going nuts, one fan was going exteme but i gyess he was kinda plastered.
as pissed as he was i bet it never entered his head to punch someone or throw banana skins on track.
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