Some guy at RedState got ahead of himself and had a go at my favorite motorsport (F1, for those who’ve been away living on the Planet Zarg for the past twenty years).
[O]ur taste in auto racing leans heavily toward the NASCAR and IndyCar side of things. Not to slight F1, but it’s long been overly snobbish and high roller hoidy-toidy for our taste. If NASCAR is auto racing’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, F1 is its Dave Matthews Band. You get the idea.
Not quite; the comparison is more apt if expressed that NASCAR/Indy are more like a garage band:
and F1 like smooth jazz:
Yeah, F1 is a high-roller sport; I would have thought that Americans would understand that concept better than our European cousins, who are always just one regulation away from Pure Marxism. (Then again, considering the Biden Maladministration, maybe we’re not doing too badly ourselves.)
Whatever. The fact is that F1, especially with its all-new formula for 2022, is far more exciting to watch than the parabolic antics of NASCAR — and yesterday’s maligned Saudi GP at Jeddah was one of the most exciting races I’ve ever watched, of any type, despite the sideshow provided by Houthi missiles:
(And despite my dislike of Mr. Woke Lewis Hamilton, he was robbed of a higher finish by pure bad luck.)
I know that given my readership profile I’m going to get a whole lot of stick about this, but I don’t care. 2022 looks like being a brilliant F1 season.
And I don’t even like smooth jazz.