Originally Posted by sugarbutch
Sadly (?), I am in fact old enough to have watched all of that! I remember watching Monaco on the Wide World of Sports!
I remember being in Europe as a little kid playing with a kid with these odd looking race cars and playing pretend race and calling out their names like Villeneuve, Lauda, I sill remember that JPS Lotus. I was watching Darrel Waltrip back then, running my own race with cars on the family room floor while it was on.
But F1 has a texture that no other form of racing has. You soften to some characters over time which is a great thing. I used to hate Schumi with a passion. Now, I liked him, a harmless old man. I may think that about Vettel one day. I didnt like Webber in the past, he was arrogant as hell, but I like him now, he's a real worker, a pro. Button is top class. Raikonnen has grown on me.
The 2 that never have are Piquet and Alonso. Its just different.