22.3.07

I need a new man

So. Post-Schumacher Formula 1. It’s just not happening for me. I told myself that I love the sport and it’ll do just fine without Schumacher, and may even be more exciting since there’s more competition but I’m afraid it just isn't happening. Schumacher has been in the sport since I started to watch it roughly 15 years ago and though his departure last year left me cold, I still had high hopes for the sport – hopes that were unceremoniously dashed on Sunday. The race was alright but without a driver to champion, I couldn’t really get into it.

The soporific Hamilton is never going to get me excited and, even as a Ferrari supporter, I can't bring myself to like Raikkonen. He's so charmless, he may as well be inanimate. Supporting Alonso is like sleeping with the enemy... a very rich, young, talented and perhaps-attractive-in-a-craggy-sort-of-way enemy but an enemy nonetheless.

And, so, I've decided that Massa is my new man (not that I could bring myself to give a damn about what happened to him during the course of the race). I'll try him for now and let you know if I manage to dredge up any sort of real passion in Malaysia.

2 comments:

  1. Is there anyone that I can date that doesn't want an interest in my home. I am a mature, pretty, woman who has kept herself in very nice shape. No one would ever know how old I am so I don't reveal which usually means one is older than 40. But any man I meet wants to live or be a buyer. I don't want a buyer

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  2. lol @ the first comment..

    You know, I never really liked Schumacher. He achieved incredible success, and was an outstanding driver, but I could never get along with his methods or public persona.

    If my timeline is correct, you started watching (seriously I guess) at exactly the same time I did; circa '92. I was a big Senna fan; and it helped that in '92 he was an underdog; because as I learnt and read more about him, it was clear that he could be a right bastard on the track. Schumacher was of course ascendant during this very time, and I thought hew as a cocky git.

    So why could I deal with Senna's approach, but not Schumachers? I'd say it is a matter of transparency; Ayrton Senna could be ruthless, but he was honest in explaining himself; I don't recall him ever lying about anything. Michael had precisely the same trait on the track, but perfected the art of being deliberately obtuse about it in interviews; a habit he maintained right up to his last year - 2006 - when he got into hot water over Monaco. It was hard for me not to interpret that as arrogance. Of course I don't know the man, probably never will, so it is entirely speculative.

    Anyway, could write thousands of words on this..always interested in comparing notes with fans, especially of similar experience of the sport.

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