This Sunday, Ferrari will line-up a pair of turbocharged, ground-effect Grand Prix cars on the Imola grid for their two, young hot-shoes. And I will smile, perhaps raise a glass. Think about what motorsport has given me, and those no longer with us.
The day after the 2022 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, Monday 25 April, will be the fortieth anniversary of the first Grand Prix I actively watched. Two young Ferrari tigers; in their turbocharged, ground-effect Grand Prix cars. The story of that weekend started long before the teams arrived in Italy, and the repercussions carried far beyond – but I can’t think of politics & tragedy just now. Instead, join me in watching this through the eyes of a ten-year-old… close enough to the TV that the static tickles your nose.