That sux! What the hell are we supposed to do in the next 4 weeks then? group hug? lol
Hell, I dunno.
I don't know if I can take 4 weeks of driver bashing, fanboyism, and crawling ever deeper into the front wing of the RBs.
I'm one of the weird types. I'm not really in this for the drivers. Just glad to see them get home safe after a race. I'm in this for the cars, the whole thing amazes me, I like Airshows for similar reasons. One thing that really upsets though, is the actions of some of the fans.
All these drivers are highly skilled and brave, (well, except Yamamoto maybe
) and they all have my respects. I just hate coming on here and seeing people rip each other to shreds over this or that. If the drivers acted like "we fans", then it would be murder out there.
I used to think F1 fans were above such nonsense. I used to think most fans were pretty level headed. My first GP snapped me out of that. Was there to take pictures for a sim I was working on. That was when I saw people crying next to the cars as they were wheeled in, people praying, kissing the cars, patting them (This was at Monaco, so when they took cars from the pits to the Paddock, its a chance to get close). On the Saturday night people were doing "laps" in their own cars (At 1mph in a mechanical caterpillar), peeling out, putting rubber down on their drivers grid slot....it was blooming mad.
"We" fans need to chill the hell out. Keep cool about these things. I utterly DREAD the next serious accident, as the Internet was not really around when Senna and Ratzenberger died. I just wonder how the sport will survive another fatality or worse still, a car going into the crowd (Monaco is a DUMB place to have cars doing 180+) Can you imagine what this place will be like when something like that happens. "Meltdown" is an overused phrase, but it would apply then I am sure. The "fans" themselves would rip the sport apart. Accusations of murder would no doubt be made, it would be horrible.
So, smack on the wrist for Shumi, 4 seconds of "greatness" for Bari that he will bore people to death with for ever, lets all learn from it and move on. Please god, not 4 more weeks of this....lol.
Come on, Group Hug.