ironbut Posted August 25, 2013 Author Report Share Posted August 25, 2013 I always seem to forget how much I enjoy this race every year. And even though the win by Vettel was uneventful, there was plenty of action behind that to keep me amused. It was great to see that McLaren seems to be getting their act together. At the same time, it struck me how easily the lesser teams can be left in the dust as the better funded teams, eek out a handful of milliseconds race after race. At first, I kinda felt a little sorry for the teams that can't afford to do any more development on their current car and are forced to save every penny for the 2014 rules and regs machine,.. Then I thought about the big picture and how wildly extravagant sport has become. In that light, even the lowest team member of the smallest team is lucky to be involved in what is something of a living art form (IMHO). Constantly evolving, complex and in the end, still a man vs. nature pursuit. I've been following F1 since the early 70's when I had to be satisfied with reading about the European races and looking at still pictures. I couldn't wait to read Rob Walker's report on my favorite circuits as well as the "new" drivers and car developments. Unfortunately, driver deaths at that time were not uncommon (seems like there were pic's of cars avoiding deer about once a year!). Watching the Belgian GP really brings back a lot of memories for me. Maybe it's the farmhouses or Eau Rouge? But it wraps itself around me like an old familiar coat that I take out once a year. 40 years latter and I still love it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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