I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, where soccer is the main sport. Since I was little, because I had asthma, I’d practice all kind of sports. Swimming, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, handball, soccer, you name it, I played it. The only thing I can’t do right now is skating! Therefore, like many of you, I have my own experiences with injuries. Watching car racing since a young age too, Fittipaldi, Reuteman, and Piquet, from the 70’s!
When I moved to Toronto at the end of the eighties, I lost contact with some sports, especially soccer. I tried to find something similar, and looked into hockey. But found that this sport had too much boxing as part of it, so I left it alone.
During the summer of 1996, I attended my first race at the Toronto Molson Indy. I didn’t know any driver and was clueless about the whole series. At the end of that race a tragedy occurred, but I didn’t see it or knew about it until I arrived home. Jeff Krosnoff, Indy driver, and a track worker lost their lives as a consequence of a racing accident.
In 1997 my mom was with me and we followed Formula 1. She doesn’t understand English but fell in love with the sport all over again. Since then, my passion for F1 came back to life. I followed up the teams and didn’t have a doubt, which one would be my favorite; their history and teamwork were a portrait of myself.
By the 1998 Soccer World Cup I became connected and fascinated with the Internet. Consequently, I took advantage and found a way to my favorite soccer team through emails. I couldn't believe it my dream came true, I was able to be in touch with the whole world anytime, anywhere!
My first F1 race was in June 1999 in Montreal. I have no words to describe how happy and excited I was, been so close to a beautiful fraction of technology products.
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