The Need For Speed!

The weekend as it always does comes and goes just too darn fast for my liking. But at least it was a pretty good weekend :D And on top of that Formula 1 season is back again. I'm a huge fan of Formula 1 and an even huger fan of the McLaren Mercedes team, I've been supporting them ever since I first started watching Formula 1 all those years ago. Of course, they weren't always running with a Mercedes engine mind you.

I remember when I was a kid, Formula 1 wasn't such a big thing back then. Now you get to catch the event live as it's happening unlike those days. Back when I was watching it, the circuit was ruled by the likes of Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. The only time you could catch some action and even then, it was a repeat maybe one week later and it would be aired on this sports show called Gillette World of Sports. But it was fun watching all the same.

These days it gets even better with the live telecast and all those in-car cameras and stuff. Sometimes it makes you feel like you're actually in the car. But then, nothing beats the feeling of actually being there to witness the growling of the engines. And I'm lucky that my country actually hosts a round of the event which will be held next week. The towns going to to be abuzz with Formula 1 soon. There's going to be loads of promotional products everywhere taking advantage of the race.

Even though we've been hosting one of the legs here for quite sometime now, I actually haven't been to witness in in person yet, can you believe that? One of the reasons is the ticket price. A little too steep for my liking but I definitely will actually go and see the race live in person one of these days, you mark my words! But for now, come this weekend, I'll be snugged comfortably on my couch with a nice cool can of Shandy (yes, Shandy!) in my hand watching them slug it out on the hot blazing Sepang International Circuit. Here's to another good McLaren outing :)

2 weird comments:

Shemah said...

ooo.. love F1!! I am all for Ferarri though.. I just hope Raikkonen can maintain his championship and improve his monotonous tone! hehehe..

But props to Hammy in McLaren.. I am a fan! Superb driving! :)

Spiff said...

Shemah - Hmmm, a Ferrari fan, huh? Well, my wife is a die hard Ferrari fan too, especially when Schumi was driving for them. So you can imagine the intense rivalry we have in the living room during races, what with me being a die hard McLaren fan and all ... LOL!