Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2015

Yas Marina circuit was focus of alleged bomb plot

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: A man accused of being a supporter of Islamic State is charged with terrorism offences including a bomb plot which targeted the Yas Marina circuit.

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Sebastien Buemi, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2010
Three-way scrap for the lead at Montreal in 2010
Do you miss the pre-gimmick era?

The greatest years in Formula One were those from 2006 until 2010. 5 different world champions in 5 different teams across five seasons, there was never really a dominant team. Ferrari was not the sole face of Formula One in these five years, but on average were more competitive than any other team, and were contenders in every season apart from 2009.

During this period, you never knew who would win ahead of time (this anticipation ahead of a weekend made up for the limited wheel to wheel racing) and there was no artificial no sense like DRS and Pirelli tyres. Everything this sport has done since 2011 has been a step backwards, and the enormous drop in viewing support this.
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On this day in F1

Former F1 racer Guy Edwards turn 73 today. Sadly his son Sean, a successful Porsche sports car driver, was killed in a crash while instructing another driver in Australia two years ago.