John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
3 minute read
1 Sep 2021
10:47 am

FLOYD ON F1: Leave it in the hands of the drivers

John Floyd

F1 drivers take part in a dangerous sport to experience being on the edge and taking risks.

Two laps behind the safety car was all that was possible at the Belgium F1 Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps last Sunday. Picture: Getty Images

I have loved and followed motorsport all of my life, in just about every shape and form. Of course, F1 is my passion and has been for many years. Enough to say I watched legends such as Juan Manual Fangio and Alberto Ascari. But in all those years, I have never waited over three-and-a-half hours for the start of a Grand Prix, only to watch the shortest race in history. My sympathy goes to those 75 000 spectators who spent three wet and extremely cold days at Spa Francorchamps for the strangest Belgian Grand Prix last weekend. Watching the teams...