Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

It's A Side Issue, But...

...I don't get F1. I can understand why people got excited about motor sport in the days when the drivers were crazed hobbyists or louche playboys and the cars were likely to blow up in their faces, but everything about the sport is so Disneyfied now- so sanitized, so corporate-  you might as well be watching traffic. The motorized bill-boards go round and round in circles- like flies about a lampshade- the drivers are drones (not allowed to have character for fear of hurting the brand) the dangers minimal and the results predictable. It's sport with almost all the human element drained out of it. The best spark-plug wins.
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