Not just about the winners
My dad has always been a fan of Formula 1 and I can remember watching the cars go round and round when I was small. I too have been a fan of F1 for a good few years now, probably since the time Lewis Hamilton entered the scene.
This season has been truly spectacular, not just seeing my favourite driver win the world championship again, but everything about the sport: the changes, the controversy and competitiveness.
It bugs me when people say that Formula 1 is a boring sport, the same person wins again and again (especially during the Vettel era) and ‘all it is is cars’, but the people who make these criticisms are obviously not true fans. The sport isn’t just about those who win; it’s about watching the back of the eld, looking at the smaller teams and seeing what they can do. Reading about team battles and how the teams work with their drivers (thank you for providing such an informative magazine that does all this!) so many things happen behind the scenes that we do not know about unless we actually choose to nd out.
Questions are raised about what the sport can do to draw more people in. I say, continue to let the drivers race (as Mercedes did last year), lower the cost of going to races (I went to Silverstone two years ago, wow what an experience!) and continue to talk about every element of the sport – things that happen in the factories and team discussions as well as on-track events.
I really cannot wait for the 2015 season and hope it is just as exciting as it always is. Gemma Eckley,