I think this is the 1st time a tyre manufacturer has won a race on merit all by itself…
I’m not quite sure what you’re talking about about but that tyre manufacturer also occupied all the other places from the 2nd to the 20th.
I found this race almost impossible to follow as I didn’t know who was really leading. It’s almost as if NBC and the race need to focus more on the tyres – perhaps, instead of the cars themselves we can see a giant tyre with a number marking the number of pit stops the driver has made and the suspected tyre degradation.
How long have you been watching the sport? Do you remember the era of refueling? Cause if you switch the word “tyre” to “fuel” in your post and it describes a majority of races in before 2010 – I had no trouble following who was really where, at which position, then and I had no trouble doing so today.
Back then it was almost all about the strategy, battles between cars could happen when they were actually half a lap apart. When cars pitted and refueled they showed an anticipated number of laps they could with the fuel load. The most races were really boring, overtaking was very difficult: I think the worst year was 2005 when tyre changes were banned, there were only a handful of overtakes at every race (this was the year of the Indy-fiasco). There was neither DRS or cheese-like Pirelli-tyres so the drivers could really push the whole race without worrying about them though so it must’ve been amazing.
Take the Indian GP from last year and switch Vettel’s Red Bull with Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari and you pretty much get the idea.