SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA — With elite sport back on the agenda, fans have noticed a lack of atmosphere at venues across the world, which, often, seems to have transferred to the players. But there were no such problems for Lewis Hamilton as he stormed to victory in a sport which, at its best, has the atmosphere of a school summer fete on a rainy day.
The champion driver put his first place in the Styrian Grand Prix down to ‘having the fastest car’ but commentators said he was doing himself a disservice with his comments and that ‘not crashing’ also played a vital role in the win.
Hamilton now has some points in the league table while other drivers also have varying numbers of points as the season hots up and fans all over the world tune in for a Sunday afternoon nap professional sportsmen drive round in circles taking care not to overtake each other for fear that something exciting might happen.
The coronavirus affected F1 season rolls on to Hungary next week, but for fans who can’t wait that long, there’s always the M25.