If you follow international cricket, one thing you’d know is that desi fans don’t mess around. But it’s not only fans of cricket, but other sports too which seem to have developed a savage sense of humour online.
Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1), is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers’ Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word formula in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants’ cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (French for ‘grand prizes’ or ‘great prizes’), which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and on closed public roads.
The Formula One series originated with the European Championship of Grand Prix motor racing (q.v. for pre-1947 history) of the 1920s and 1930s – and today is a popular sport.
On its official Twitter, Forumla 1 asked the public who their favourite childhood F1 hero was.
While most of the responses were actual answers with people sharing stories of their heroes, desi Twitter decided to take the responses for a spin.
Desi fans answered with the most obvious filmy responses: the heroes on the big Bollywood screens who drove fast cars.
It started with Saif Ali Khan, and went on to Salman Khan, Hritikh Roshan, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi and more.
Tarzan the supercar also made an appearance.
Currently, Kimi Räikkönen, Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher hold top sposts in the Top 100.