I was down in the shop working on Peyote when I remembered that I have an old Tivo on the television that’s down there. My main TV didn’t get the Bahrain Formula One race, but the shop TV did. I skipped the practice and watched the qualifying and finally the race. Formula One qualifying is excellent TV now. I realized I wasn’t going to get any work done so I got a cigar and some brandy and sat down to watch.
Very enjoyable race, and a fine way to spend a drizzly Portland afternoon.
Lewis Hamilton was amazing. Every F1 fan has seen “the phenoms” come and go, but I think this is the real deal. Amazing talent, and clearly he’s been schooled for this for a long time. He said something about 13 years–that means he started seriously racing at 10 or 11.
Just about the time F1 fans started missing Shuey, along comes a guy that even more interesting, and perhaps even more talented.