I believe this is the best start to an F1 season that I have ever experienced (since 1997, that is).
Last year, it was hard for me to enjoy the sport at times. It’s not as if I was thinking about turning my back on F1 but occasionally I had more fun watching WTCC or DTM races than F1.
I guess it depends on whether what you expect from F1 is what you are getting. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what exactly I don’t like about F1 and what I would like to see change. For instance, I mainly blamed DRS for my dissatisfaction in 2011 but this year the adjustable rear wing hasn’t spoiled my fun.
Now I think that I probably was more tired of too much predictability, I mean, seeing the same 5 guys in the front all the time and seeing the same guy win almost every qualifying and every second race, no big surprises, no underdog triumphs. Moreover, I’m also not a fan of any of the drivers of last year’s top 5 teams, which probably made it harder to be delighted about the outcomes of the 2011 races.
There obviously isn’t just one correct recipe for the perfect F1. You cannot say that NASCAR or drag racing are ridiculous, boring or don’t belong to highest class auto racing just because they are different from F1. Each of these series is great in a sense. But I generally like F1 the way it is at the moment even if there will always be things that I would change if I could.