10 years ago, we were in the midst of a season with Williams, McLaren and Ferrari battling for the title, with Schumacher securing yet another championship, and of course adding a further title afterwards. However, looking forward, many things have changed. Renault became a force, with a new champion in the form of Fernando Alonso, and Sauber replaced Williams in the upper echelons of the sport due to the shift of BMW backing, before returning back to the midfield, while Williams are yet to recover. We have seen teams change hands numerous times, with Jordan becoming Midland, then Spyker before settling to what we know as Force India today, along with the loss of Minardi becoming Toro Rosso. We have seen manufacturers leave, like Honda and Toyota, while others have arrived, such as Mercedes. We saw a huge shake up in 2009, with the established order replaced by a privateer running what would have been Hondas on a shoestring budget and perhaps most surprisingly, an energy drink company. Of course, in 2010 we saw the arrival of the three new teams, one of which has already disappeared, going the same way as Arrows, Prost and latterly, Super Aguri.
In terms of venues, new circuits have become a regular feature, generally in the Eastern markets many companies are so desperate to break into. However, these have often come at the expense of established Grands Prix, such as France and San Marino, along with Austria, which has meant this shift has not always been positively recieved.
This goes to show that the future is hard to predict, with many changes that I doubt many would have guessed over the past ten years, but I was wondering what Formula One will be like in 10 years time.
What do you think F1 will be like? Will we have many manufacturers, or will we have mostly privateers? Will there be any rounds left in Europe? I would love it if you would share your idea of F1 2023.