I've seen on this any various other forums that Hamilton fans being labelled either bandwaggon jumpers, people who have no clue about F1, or have only followed the sport since his arrival in 2007. Now whilst I'm the first to admit that some of the posts made in praise of him are positively cringeworthy, it would interest me to know from his fanbase how long they have actually followed the sport. I'd also like to encourage reasonable debate from his detractors, as to why they don't like him, and from all quarters to draw parallels as to why they like / loathe the one man who's name seems to be the biggest topic of discussion for the past four years.
Personally, I'm a fan because wherever he's on track there is action (much like Mansell, who I first followed in the mid 80's). I was a fan of Montoya for the same reason. I don't really care too much what they say / do / did off track, as I have no times for corporate PR robots. If I wanted to listen to one of those, I'd just take a trip into my local estate agents and get bored silly in person.
PS - Please go easy on me, as although I've posted a few hundred times, this is my very first topic. And i mean please, please, pretty please.
Edited by JustinCider, 02 June 2011 - 15:04.