Why I Love Formula 1

Max Verstappen did it again at the weekend, putting on a masterclass in precision driving, beating the rain and the challenge of Fernando Alonso to win the Monaco Grand Prix

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Formula 1 fan and go to as many as I can, and I’ve met Max on several occasions. 

In person, he’s as you might expect: massively focused, supremely confident and one of the most competitive guys I’ve ever met – if Max wants something, he’ll go for it and get it! He’s also very cool and very personable.

He kind of embodies, in a way, why I love Formula 1. Besides football (Chelsea, if you’re asking…), it’s one of my greatest passions. 

People who know me know that I love high-speed. There’s nothing like that kick of adrenaline and the spectacle of witnessing these incredible cars rushing around the track.

The technological excellence also fascinates me. The cutting-edge advances in aerodynamics, engine performance, materials, and electronics showcased in the cars is mind-blowing. And the constant innovation to gain a competitive edge adds an extra layer of excitement.

Formula 1 drivers are some of the most skilled and talented athletes in the world, which is another reason that I love this sport. The unbelievable levels of focus, the reflexes, and precision required to manoeuvre the cars at high speeds, especially during overtaking manoeuvres and in challenging weather conditions – like in Monaco at the weekend!

Then there’s the intellectual part, the strategies and tactics. Pit stop timing, tyre management, fuel consumption, and race strategy, amongst other factors, are crucial elements that can significantly impact the outcome. 

The global reach also appeals to my internationally mobile lifestyle too.

But I guess what I love more than anything is the competitive aspect. 

Formula 1 has a history of intense rivalries between drivers and teams. These rivalries, which extend to every element of the sport, including the technical personnel, engineers, and strategists who work behind the scenes to give their team an edge, combined with on-track battles and high drama, which speaks to my inner competitive fighter! 

The constant battle for victory on and off the track and fierce competition gets under your skin.

Will Max do it again in Barcelona? We’ll see on Sunday!

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