I remember F1 from the mid-90's onwards but I more or less properly started following it since around 2004 watching nearly all the races, I remember Trulli's pole at Monaco was a sort of watershed moment for me. Around the end of 2009, and 2010 onwards is when I started following it massively (watching all the practice sessions) - but that was also partly because of the much better BBC coverage, infact could you even watch practice with ITV? I don't know.
To me, F1 was one of those things I could only start to appreciate when I got older, around 18-19 though. Because truth be told, it was the technical stuff that drew me in.
Thing is, my F1 memory sucks. I could barely tell you what happened in individual races from last year, let alone further back. Obviously you remember the big things, but some people here remember the little things off the top of their head.
I think since the BBC took up F1 (again), alot of casual fans turned into hardcore fans because they provided such in depth coverage. I'd say the same for me.
Edited by King Six, 02 June 2011 - 18:05.