The first 18 cars covered by less than 2 seconds, how could it be the worst season ever?
I run an F1 tipping competition which asks for tips to be entered before the weekend starts. Throughout the whole season. across over 100 people, no one could pick more than 5 positions correctly (that's over 2000 attempts), and on average, only 2 positions per race were correct.
It's certainly not predictable, so I'm not sure how it can be the 'worst season ever' if the results are mostly a surprise...
In Valencia last years it was even closer. But when Q is over, we go around in petty tire saving. Perhaps you liked Monaco as well, the whole field within a few seconds!!! You could point out the winner after every race. Most of the teams went out of their way and focused on 2014.
Sepang wasn't served on a plate, neither was Nurburgring. Before the revised tyres kicked in, he had a lot of work to do containing Alonso and making the best of unsuited tyres. After that he never looked back, but there was still work to do with Webber also having strong weekends and Grosjean making considerable improvement.
It was very different in 2002. Schumacher only didn't win on the weekends he was horrible or Michelin had miraculously hit the sweet spot. In those two seasons Barrichello won 6 times and was easily second in the WDC twice. That gives a very clear view of how dominant the F2002 and F2004 were. Come to think of it, the F2002 was so ridiculously dominant it stil won at San Marino, in 2003.
Anyhow, this year will go down as being very poor. At first they were racing and playing lottery with unsuited tyres. Which is baffling at the very least. And then Mercedes won three races shortly after their private test and got away with a gentle wrist slap. Silverstone was a freak show. And then Vettel ran away.
Not much to chose between 2002, 2004 and 2013...
The teamradio is still there, Still whining on everything while you can see he is cruising and have no thread whatsoever.
Webber this year was poor. He was never a thread to Vettel.