The forgotten grand prix
I have followed grand prix motor racing for well in excess of 30 years. I’ve have the good fortune to attend some of the most memorable races in that time (Brands Hatch
1986, Silverstone ’87, Monza ’88, Silverstone ’92).
I have been in attendance when world champions were crowned (Abu Dhabi 2010) and when all-time qualifying lap records were broken (Monza ’02).
I have been privileged to watch races from the intimacy of team garages (Williams, Monza 1987; Mclaren, Abu
Dhabi 2010). Indeed, I have even been published in these pages before. I am, it would be fair to say, ‘an enthusiast’.
Yet, the weekend before last, and for the first time ever, I completely forgot that there was a grand prix being staged and, although I avoided the result, I then lost interest in finding it out. Me, a lifelong fan. That should tell Messrs Carey and Bratches all they need to know about the current state of F1.
Jonny Britz Dippenhall, Surrey