What Is Still Exciting about Formula 1?
Photography by Afshin Behnia and Josh Clason
By: Shayan Bokaie
As the newest member of the Petrolicious crew I wanted to reach out to the community and start some chatter about a topic dear to my heart: Formula 1.
The Australian Grand Prix is set to kick off in a little less than a month. The most exciting storylines include the renewal of the iconic McLaren-Honda partnership, and 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel debuting with Ferrari in the familiar footsteps of his idol, Michael Schumacher.
As a younger fan, I never had the pleasure of watching Ayrton Senna in the wet, or Jackie Stewart earn his title as the King of Monaco, but I have tremendous respect and appreciation for Formula 1’s heritage. As the sport has become tamer and a bit softer over the years, however, I fear I might have missed the golden years of Formula 1.
So I turn the question to you all: What still excites you about Formula 1? I would love to hear some stories of classic races or seasons that got your blood pumping and anything you’re looking forward to in the upcoming season!