Die-hard

Scuderia FerrariI don’t support an F1 team.

I think die-hard fans of one team or another find this hard to understand. I don’t think they get how I can love watching Formula 1 just for the sake of it. But honestly, I do.

My ‘Konen the destroyer’ blog highlighted the point for me that people don’t get where I’m coming from, as I’d written it merely to suggest that Kimi’s Ferrari was a danger to other drivers and spectators, and that it should have been fixed.

(I also wrote black flag when I meant black and orange, so that might have caused some confusion.)

I wasn’t saying that Kimi should have been punished, or that I was annoyed he came in second with Massa ahead of him.

I wish now that I’d used Force India or Renault as the example for anyone else being punished, rather than McLaren, because my point got lost in another ‘you’re a sore loser’ battle.

For the record, I don’t care who wins an F1 race, as long as they deserve it.

I’m all for Formula 1 however it plays out, but I do think that the rules should be fair and the same for everyone. That was the point I was trying to make.

I’m in no way anti-Ferrari – my Ferrari mug and dressing gown will attest to this – but then neither am I anti-McLaren, or anyone else for that matter.

I just want good, exciting racing.

Sure there are drivers I like more than others, but I reserve the right to change my mind about them as and when I feel like it.

I was no fan of Felipe Massa when the season began, but he’s really showing some spirit with his assault on the title this year and my opinion of him is now much more positive.

I thought Fernando Alonso had a brilliantly spirited drive in Monaco. Jarno Trulli had a great afternoon to third on the weekend. Adrian Sutil didn’t deserve to be taken out by Kimi a few weeks ago. Jenson Button deserves some luck. When Hamilton’s on it, he’s practically untouchable. The same goes for Kimi.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that I’m a fan of Formula 1.

Is that ok?

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