When I tell people that I am a F1 fan the most frequent question I get asked is “Do you just like it for the crashes?” I could tell them about the European Grand Prix at Donnington in 1992, which I watched on the telly. On the first corner of the very first lap, Ayrton Senna made a move around the outside of Michael Schumacher’s Benetton and Karl Wendlinger’s Sauber. The weather was atrocious and the track sodden. I knew, absolutely, definitely knew, that Senna would spin off and crash. Somehow, amazingly, gloriously he didn’t, but kept his car on the track and went on to pass Hill and Prost on the same lap, take the lead and, eventually, win the race. I could tell them all that, but instead I will point them to this blog.
FORMULA ONE MUM
P.S. On the banner photo – one son built the car, the other took the photo.