Actually, being able to fall asleep is why I like watching the races! Usually, it goes like this; I watch the qualification, then on race-day the pre-race stuff, the start of the race, and when the first round of pit-stops is over, I get tired. Then, close to end of race I wake up again and watch who's winning. More often than not, I miss the finish - Formula 1, perfect for a afternoon nap!
I like this sport since I was a small boy, back when Lauda and Hunt raced (No I won't ever watch "Rush", not even when it's on telly). I have some sort of connection to this sport, even now. My father-in-law was the mechanic of Jochen Rindt before his F1 career. I've met the "expert-on-everything", Niki Lauda, several times on a local airport when he was still the owner of the FlyNiki airine on purely professional occasions (I wish I wouldn't have met him, I worked at that airport).
This year, with the Austrian GP back, my father-in-law will attend the race and due to his connections has entry to the paddock - he asked me whether I want to go there too, but at the same date my wife has a meeting with some of her knitting-friends in Germany. So I will not be there - have to keep our little son happy at home.
I take it easy, just another opportunity for a afternoon nap!
"A big butcher's bill is not necessarily evidence of good tactics"
- Wavell's reply to Churchill, after the latter complained about faint-heartedness, as he discovered that British casualties in the evacuation from Somaliland had been only 260 men.