I find it hard to name one single best moment this year, it was so full of twists and turns, so maybe the best moment is thinking back to the far from enjoyable start (FOM failing to show us the passes that did happen) in Bahrain, with a shock of RBR running away with it and being amazed at Chandhok actually getting to drive the car on Saturday and Sunday.
On to Australia where Button won (who expected him to do that this year?), to the tense battles for pole between Mark and Seb, with the great race in China (a first on that track), then on to Webbers magic Monaco win, the Turkey race – a real turning point in the season for RBR troubles, the great dicing for the lead from McLaren and Lewis first win.
And when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we had Silverstone with Mr. no. 2 driver winning, we had Canada. We had Ferrari being best in Italy, how long is that, great to see the Italians go wild! Hungary gave us another race to remember, although Vettel slept through it.
And we had the thrill of Korea, and how it turned out to be an exiting event, not to mention the amazing pole laps of the Hulk in Brazil and Petrov holding back Alonso for 40 laps in Abu Dhabi.
Then we had a lot of scares, with Buemi surviving both wheels flying off at high speed, Webber walking away from the flying Bulls backflip in Valencia, Schumacher not losing his head in Abu Dhabi.
The first low was probably the way Anderson and Windsor failed to manage USF1 making it to the start.
And there was the low of Ferrari making Massa give up the wonderfull win a year after being in hospital in Hungary (that would have been one of the best), even worse the WMSC being reluctant to hand out a serious punishment. Kudos to the stewards for actually handing out that fine though.
The whole year has flowed from team to team, whith amazing background stories (Schumi dominating Mercedes, HRT making it to the grid, Virgin getting the fuel tank wrong, F1 2011-2012 tyre supplier, Ferrari messing up their first F-duct, the RBR team rivalry, HRT chairdance, Kimi comeback rumours, and the Lotus – Proton naming row) going on but never dominating the year like the politics only to often did in F1.