Originally Posted by sugarbutch
My buddy and I watched some of the '97 race through the gap between the roadway and walkway on the bridge and the gap between advertising hoardings. Probably the closest I've been to an F1 car at full chat.
For me it was Canada '93.
I was late to free practice 1 and the hairpin was the closest to the metro station exit. I ran over and smashed my face on the fence. A few seconds later it was Mika Hakkinen at full tilt blasting past and then slowing to round the corner. And then he blasted off. First I was astonished at the way that car shook my entire frame as it blasted past. But the most memorable moment in all of F1 I have personally witnessed was a second later... his helmet viciously slapping the back of the head rest as he accelerated thru to 2nd and 3rd. I understood F1 with an intimacy I had never before and never since. How many cars can do that?
For anyone that has not seen this live... do it. Its different.