It came to this Sunday and I turned on my TV and was disappointed when no F1 was on. Then I remembered that it?s over! You get so into the season you just expect to carry on forever, but not so. So let?s have a quick look back at the best and worst moments in momentous season.
BEST RACE: Canada
Lewis Hamilton?s drive to the championship continued on as he drove a brilliant race to win his second race in a row and McLaren?s third one-two of the year. There was action from the moment the race turned green as no less than six different drivers driving making contact throughout the first lap. Battles throughout the field made this a great race.
WORST RACE: Bore-hain
Very, very boring. ?Nuff said.
MOST IMPROVED DRIVER: Mark Webber
Until 2009, you may have thought that Mark Webber may never be in a position to challenge for a title. It took him 131 races to get his first win, but throughout the last 2 years, he has become a serious front running competitor, a man you can never count out. 2010 has been a great year for Webber, even though he finished third, he can be proud of what he has achieved. And hey, there is always next year!
MOST DISAPPOINTING DRIVER: Tonio Liuzzi
After sweeping F3000 championship in 2004, people we?re predicting great things for Liuzzi, and yet here we are in 2010, after a what was meant to be a promising season for Force India, and he still hasn?t made anything of it. With a reputation for causing accidents, he finished 26 points behind his team mate in this years campaign and a big doubt to return to the team.
WORST MOMENT: Ferrari fix
Ferrari fixing the outcome of the German GP by sending coded messages to Felipe Massa to let Fernando Alonso win the race. When you think F1 can?t have more controversy, Ferrari just dish it up in the worst possible way. Coded messages: ha! Nothing coded about it if millions of viewers around the world can hear it! Webber?s Valencia crash a close second, but at least no injuries.
A WORTHY CHAMPION?: Definitely!
Vettel has been a champion in waiting since he got in the car. He has been impressive since his first Friday practice as a third driver, let alone before he got to Toro Rosso. He?s made a huge mark in the record books at the age of only 23. And he has already said he wants to be the greatest ever. Better than Schumacher? A big claim, but has he the talent to justify it? Some say yes. We will have to see?
LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR?: Missing it already!
As I already said, I totally forgot we weren?t racing this weekend. D?oh! But still eagerly waiting for next year. So many questions: Can Vettel defend his title? Can Schumacher rediscover his form? Can Button build on his first year at McLaren? And which drivers are going to which team? Roll on 2011!
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