How to feign interest in Formula 1 racing
March 5, 2014 5:42 PM Subscribe
I will be going to an upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix but am not very interested in auto racing. Help me hide that fact from the people I'm going with.
posted by Metro Gnome to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (27 answers total)
I will be spending a couple days at the Melbourne Grand Prix as part of a work event. Some of my colleagues are avid fans of F1 (hence the event) and I don't want to seem to them like an arrogant or snotty coworker by saying "it's just cars going around in a circle, how hard can it be?" So I'd like to attend armed with some insight into an F1 fan's frame of mind. I'm looking for resources (video clips, blogs, etc.) that can allow me to masquerade as an insider to this group.
However, deep down I am not an auto racing fan, and I have no desire to change that about myself. I am not looking to actually generate interest in the sport within myself. As such, I am not looking for overly verbose or technical sources, as that will bore me further. I'm looking for quick clips or articles where I can internalise a couple talking points, bring them up when the conversation is at a lull to get the "motorheads" going, and hopefully duck out before people realise I'm full of hot air.