I have very shallow knowledge of Formula One racing. Back then, watching F1 was purely "killing time". I'll watch the race on analogue TV, only IF i came across it by accident (endlessly changing channels). By 1998, as soon as I've entered college, I've been hearing of F1 from classmates and it seems they're pretty much updated. They had cable TV, I didn't -- my life back then was somewhat a "primitive" one so my news on F1 was a questionable one with an aerial antenna to capture signal for my visual entertainment.
I've heard of this man named Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakinnen... with the former storming the sport every race weekend. I lost track of F1 as soon as I graduated college by 2002. By 2004, I hear some folks that Ferrari almost made the sport dull because of their driver and car supremacy for a very long time already. By 2005 and 2006, I completely lost track of the sport and even automobile enthusiasm as a whole with the kind of lifestlye I temporarily landed on.
By 2007, I tried catching up on F1 -and I was curious how the Great Schumacher was finally defeated by a young Spaniard... a news I was suprised with and this perhaps triggered my interest in the sport once more. I have heard things from tires to rule changes being the culprit to the Ferrari driver's defeat. For the first time I've heard of "tires, single keel, v-keel, zero keel, side pods, nose winglets, mass dampers, etc... what the F* are those?
I also happened to collect diecast cars, so by that same period, I decided to look for F1 car miniatures in 1:18 scale, and I was surprised by the look of F1 cars as soon as I saw them... they were no longer just plain open wheel cars, they are freaking loaded with small winglets and almost "organic" forms and shapes on the car's bodies -- even the front nose that would conventionally be as low to the ground has now reached a certain amount of elevation. I was surprised with the kind of evolution F1 cars has become.
I've been observing the technical aspect of the sport, and this takes crucial part of my interest of the sport itself today. I was no longer interested with the drivers, for me, any driver "can be", and I became more interested with the cars. I've been browsing the internet occassionally for F1 info-technical, and often came across this website, however, I never decided to join until today. For me, the cars on its own, was on a very competetive warfare... not the drivers.
So, basically today, my primary objective is to be able to read more of this info, be updated, try to evaluate the "guess work" I have inside my head (i.e. how those current designs work) and be able to find out if I have the same thoughts as others do. Registering in the website, in my belief, will allow me to dig more information and photos (more importantly) than just browsing as a guest.