Originally Posted by sugarbutch
And something I hadn't put together:
Quite interesting. It reminds me of how affected Webber was vs Vettel when the new Pirelli tire was introduced.
Originally Posted by Dragon
Just finished watching the race and realized that most of the excitement in watching F1 was in the anticipation of the championship and with that settled the racing is actually really boring. I had to watch the race at 1.5x speed since it was obvious there would be no passing and I couldn't bare watching the cars going around in single file at normal playback speed.
I don't pay too much attention to the championship, actually. Unless of course it's very close which most years it's not. If a guy starts to look inevitable I unplug from the WDC.
That race in Brazil has a case for being the most boring race of the entire season. Sochi the most generally awful.
A convergence of factors make this season a forget-fest. Macca slow, Renault engine. No Merc customer can get close to the factory team.
The seasons that have the most parallels are Macca in 88 and the 2002 Ferrari.
The 2002 Ferrari season was total shit. Schumacher's #1 status made it worthless as a competition, and the races were dominated by huge margins.
The 88 season, which dominant, was very compelling. There was a lot of drama, and the cars were exciting to watch.
You can have dominance and excitement, but these 2015 cars are so awful to watch and listen to, it's just not compelling.