This slight dodgy article from The Times calls it as it is and I unfortunately have to agree that Sunday's spectacle was rather a let down. The hype building up to this season had me thinking that nothing could go wrong, yet it seems that no matter how many rule changes, F1 is still stuck in somewhat of a rut.
I'm inclined to side with the following comment on PlanetF1, it's not like we can un-invent aerodynamics so lets stop pretending we can:
"It's the low budget aims of F1 that has brought it into disrepute. Scrap the low budgets & most of the new rules and lets get back to real racing again. this will have added bonus of getting rid of the riff raff that nobody is interested in anyway"
Never-the-less, I do expect the season to pick up rather quickly as drivers and teams adapt to the current state of play. I refuse to believe the immense collection of talent on track this season will fail to provide some top-notch racing.
Of course, I am particularly excited to see the return of my childhood hero Michael Schumacher of which Times reporter Giles Smith had this to say:
"All this plus the return of “Schumi”, who divides people like Marmite, the difference being that some people like Marmite."
Not particularily true, but captures his reputation rather well! And finally, this passage made me laugh because I was thinking a similar thing:
"When Legard raised his voice to traditional heights to greet Fernando Alonso’s passage under the chequered flag, it was as if somebody had stood up and shouted at a funeral."
I have never really been comfortable with Legard's commentary, he always seems to be the awkward guy in the room.
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