The Formula 1 race in Austin yesterday was a big deal. It’s the first Formula 1 held in the US in 4 years. There were estimated 300,000 people that attended. Lots and lots of foreigners.
I was thinking about it last night and was thinking how strange it would be if that if what I looked forward to for the whole year of 2012. That was the case for lots of the people that attended. They had bought tickets nearly a year ago and it was the highlight of the year, by miles.
It wasn’t even close to that for me. If I go back and list the things I did and places I went in 2012, the F1 wouldn’t be in the top 30, maybe top 50. But, nearly all of those involve cycling somehow. I’m pretty much a cyclist. Not really a car race spectator. Maybe I’ll eventually become both, but now, I’m just a bike rider. It’s not that bad of a thing.
This is the start of the F1 from the GA “seats” up by the first turn.