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Across the Pond: The Appeal Of Grand Prix And Lewis Hamilton

Across the Pond: The Appeal Of Grand Prix And Lewis Hamilton

A friend of mine religiously watches the Formula One Grand Prix. I personally don’t understand the big deal. It seems the F1 racing season is a long and varied one, the various stages each being held literally every month in a different country (sometimes continent) altogether. That would explain its seemingly perpetual presence on TV and why I think it is always on (because it is). With the results from the series of races combined to determine annual world championships, it’s a hugely popular televised event. My friend’s tangible excitement was something I couldn’t ignore and I reluctantly switched on to see the BBC’s coverage of the F1 Grand Prix Finale held in Abu Dhabi (the last one this year, I am assured). As I watched the careening cars and listened to the fervent commentator with passive insouciance, my interest was piqued by the British hopeful that is Lewis Hamilton. More »