Do you support any one driver or team, any particular nationality, or do you watch Formula One for other reasons? This question often makes me think, because I don’t believe I really do support a driver. Nor do I support any particular team. I have often tried, especially so since starting to write BlogF1. I find that driver fan sites are very interesting to read because the passion of the author really shines through in their writing, and I often think that this is sometimes lacking in me.
But then, after further thought, I realise that I actually watch Formula One for the racing, technical aspect, and because it is probably one of very few sports I can relate to. I enjoy seeing overtaking, but it doesn’t matter who the drivers are, or what team they drive for. I just want to see decent racing.
Formula One, it seems, is quite a different beast to football when it comes to fans and their allegiances. If you said you were a footie fan, you would immediately be asked which team you support, how many times you have been to matches and no doubt, you’d reminisce of the good old days when the team were doing well. But with Formula One, I get the impression I am not alone in not following any particular driver or squad. Well, aside from possibly one, ahem.
So come on, speak up. Do you support a driver, and if so who and why? Do you find yourself crying when Williams fail to score points again (reminiscing of old times as you sob), or do you always cheer the winner, regardless of who it is or how they got there?