Now we really are half way, so here we go:
Best driver: Alonso
Worst driver: Karthikeyan
Best team: Ferrari, for makin’ a bad ting good
Worst team: Toro Rosso, seems to be unravelling and getting left behind
Most improved driver: Grosjean
Least improved driver: Massa
Most improved team: Sauber
Least improved team: Marussia
Best rookie: Vergne (he doesn’t have much competition – he may have if Bottas gets a go)
Best race: Valencia
Worse race: Monaco, never quite came alive
Best performance: Maldonado in Barcelona
Best season moment: Williams winning again. Where did that come from? (and where’s it gone to?!)
Best overtaking move: Alonso ambushing Grosjean round the outside of turn 2 at Valencia
Disappointment of the year: The new teams still haven’t caught up
Flop of the year: Bruno Senna, sadly.
Season rating: 9/10. I like not knowing who’s going to win, even with a few laps to go.
Championship rating: 9/10. Amazing first half, I think we’ll look back at it in years to come.
Constructors champion? Red Bull
Drivers champion? Alonso