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And so it begins. The first race of the 2012 Formula 1 season heralds what looks set to be a bumper year of spectacular motor racing with a packed schedule of 20 events worldwide. Six world champions, including the returning Kimi Räikkönen and including some new boys, will compete in this long and demanding season.

Nothing gets the pulses of the fans racing more than those last few minutes before the red lights go out. The starting grid, a hive of activity, quickly empties as the crews return to the pit lane and anxious faces begin to peer at trackside monitors looking for any telemetry data that suggests a thwarted start. The crowds hush as the tifosi unfurl their banners; the engine revs rise and, in a crescendo of sound and fury, twenty drivers power to the first corner. The tension is released – the race is on!

Armchair enthusiasts are well catered for as Sky introduce their dedicated Formula 1 channel. Offering all this uninterrupted colour and drama in High Definition will surely make up for not actually being there. Some might say that not actually being there is even better. An accomplished team will bring the viewer interviews with drivers and the team bosses coupled with all the trackside and pit lane news as it happens during the race. My goodness – you even get Martin Brundle!

It’s all there. The latest automotive technology, the fixed stares behind the visors, the heat and passion of drivers and pit crews striving to be the best. Only the bravest need apply. Go! Go! Go!

 

This post has been kindly sponsored by SKY, but all thoughts are our own!

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