There’s a lot of people suggesting 2010 was the great season of all time. I can see why. Lots of action, lead changing so many times, crashes, mistakes, litigious wrangles, 4 world champions become 5, almighty comebacks, new era of car designs etc.
But I’m not convinced. There have been so many errors from the drivers, many simply not needed. Watching the Red Bull drivers sometimes was like watching rich kids squander their inheritance.
Yes it’s been a close season, but it’s been more about mistakes than the highest standard of driving. Within top 5 drivers, the mistakes are what made it so close. If any of the top five really been the polished professional perfect driver, a la Schumacher in his Ferrari years, that quality would probably have won him the title, as the other fell away. Are we really watching the worlds best, at their best? Isn’t that what constitutes the best season of all time?
Whatever the result of your feelings is, next year is nothing but juicy, and it’s clear, F1 has entered a new era. The Japanese have made tactical blunders by leaving just before they looked likely to offer up the ideal season. The Toyota not racing, for me, is the biggest heart break of the season. What could have been!
So, bring on 2011 :)