So I’ve been watching formula one for a long time now. And one of the strange things about formula one is that in that time I’ve mainly felt pretty much impartial of the result. I always want the more interesting result rather than one particular driver or another. But that changed last week.
What could it be that caused my change of heart? Perhaps you are thinking that my true patriotic colours suddenly started to show now there is somebody worth supporting. But no. It was something far more sinister, it was SofaF1 itself. When I was watching Lewis falling further and further into Kimi’s clutches I was initially rooting for Lewis. He’d done a superb job to get himself into second place and didn’t deserve to loose it on the last lap. I always enjoy a good overtake but yeah I thought this might be the more interesting result. But then something occured to me. If Kimi and Lewis swapped places I’d get three whole points in the pole poll championship. Suddenly my whole view of the situation changed and for a moment there I was hoping for the overtake.
It was just a moment, but I didn’t like it. Perhaps if I had had a favourite then it wouldn’t matter so much, I’d still be rooting for my team rather than a fantasy championship. Perhaps my fragile method of deciding who to support at a given moment is too weak to cope with such radical bias as having my place in a championship to think of as well. Anyway, it was a strange moment, the only way forward is to see if it happens again this weekend.