Wednesday, July 29, 2009

F1 gets interesting...

After a life-threatening crash in Hungary, Ferrari driver Felipe Massa remains in hospital.

While news of his recovery is wonderful (originally, it was feared he might have permanent brain damage, or have lost sight in one eye) what's really ignited the fans is who Ferrari have recruited to replace him for the next races.

None other than Michael Schumacher - arguably the most legendary Formula One driver ever.

At first touted as merely fan wish-fulfillment, the seemingly-impossible actually came true. Ferrari's five-time champion will be back in the saddle for at least the next few races - perhaps right up until the end of the season.

F1 fans, who'd grown bored after a couple of lackluster seasons, have already sat up and taken notice in 2009. Scrappy underdogs Brawn GP have been hammering the competition - obliterating much of the debate about a budget cap to 'keep things fair.'

Now that Schumi's back, things have gotten really exciting.

1 comment:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I have to say I was never a Schumi fan, just so dominating he made the whole sport a yawn for awhile. Although there's no doubting his skills.

I am just relieved the lovely Massa will be okay eventually. Although I honestly wonder if he'll be back, he is undoubtedly the luckiest man still alive this week. He may just think about that, realise he has all the money he needs and new baby on the way and say "adios". I would not blame him at all.