My passion for F1 started when I was seven (1991) and I almost always seemed to be a driver fan.
I think GP Monaco was the first GP on a TV I saw and I what I couldnt figure out during the quali is seeing Mansell racing Mansell (as if there were two of them). Somehow I didnt like that Mansell guy but the other one, Patrese, an underdog, caught my attention.
So Patrese was the first driver I cheered for. Then the war came and we couldnt watch F1 in Bosnia until 1995.
When the war ended, I started cheering for Berger and followed him until he finished his career. After he retired, I looked for another promising Austrian driver (not knowing that many years later I will become an Austrian citizen), and then Wurz popped out. So I followed him.
After Wurz lost his place, I stuck with Benetton and as Alonso came to Benetton he became my new favourite. since then I am following him. Didnt miss a race during his career. But boy, it will be hard to find another driver/team once he is gone, because I know what it felt like in the years when he was gone.
Edited by dreamerBiH, 04 September 2022 - 11:23.