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For the disillusioned, which season did you last enjoy?


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Poll: For the disillusioned, which season did you last enjoy? (247 member(s) have cast votes)

Which season did you last really enjoy?

  1. Not disillusioned, I'm really enjoying 2014 thanks! (87 votes [35.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.22%

  2. 2013 (11 votes [4.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.45%

  3. 2012 (45 votes [18.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.22%

  4. 2011 (2 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  5. 2010 (28 votes [11.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.34%

  6. 2009 (5 votes [2.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.02%

  7. 2008 (28 votes [11.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.34%

  8. 2007 (12 votes [4.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.86%

  9. 2006 (10 votes [4.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.05%

  10. 2005 (8 votes [3.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.24%

  11. 2004 (2 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  12. Earlier, I have subjected myself to a decade of misery (9 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

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#1 Disgrace

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:28

Ceci n'est pas un "F1 sucks" thread. Instead, I'd like to establish which year the fans who believe F1 could be better (but watch in hope) last really enjoyed F1. Call it in spirit of fans' input into F1. Then we might get a feel as to which regulations or circumstances have contributed the most to the general malaise (if there even is one). Hope you'll play along.  :)



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#2 Tourgott

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:36

I love this sport so I also really enjoyed 2013. But what they did 2014 destroyed F1 so I can't enjoy it anymore.



#3 Kingshark

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:49

I somewhat enjoy 2014 and enjoyed 2013. However, I thoroughly enjoyed 2012 way more than either of the former two.

 

I enjoyed 2003 and 2008 the most though.



#4 eronrules

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:11

even though the season ended in a a bitter tragedy ... i've yet to see a more exciting season than 2005 ...

 

1. last of the screaming V10 beasts

2. more than 950 hp and TC giving drivers spartan abilities to throw the car

3. 1 tire per race gamble ... 

4. ups and down ... all the drama ... throughout the season ... will Kimi's engine last a race ... or will alonso's luck and reliability enable him to grab his maiden WDC

5. best drama ever at nurburgring ... kimi's front left suspension failure ... brundle and james allen going berserk ... :smoking: me destroying my TV remote 

 

 

those were the memories  :cry:  :clap:  :wave:  :stoned:


Edited by eronrules, 18 May 2014 - 05:24.


#5 MP422

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:12

2010  :up:



#6 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:28

2010, 2008, 2012

#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:37

I was becoming disillusioned in the 2nd half of last year, but this year has reinvigorated my interest.



#8 Radion

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:59

2012.
2010.
2008.
2007.
2006.
2005.
2003.

Edited by Radion, 18 May 2014 - 07:59.


#9 Seanspeed

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:30

2012 was pretty damn good.

#10 bushgold

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:54

Lost interest during the "refueling" Moseley years. Seemed like he was tinkering with the rules on a weekly basis. The President should be in the background not the center of attention at every Grand Prix.



#11 zepunishment

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:56

2012, 2010, 2008 back to 2005, 2003, then 2000 back.

#12 boldhakka

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:57

2005 was the last time that inspired such joy or disappointment that I was yelling at the TV. Of course, such seasons are necessarily rare. 


Edited by boldhakka, 18 May 2014 - 08:57.


#13 Henri Greuter

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:42

Because of results: 2004. Yes it was boring but it happened by what at that time was my fovorite team and a driver I didn't like very much but respected for his share in the revival of Ferrari.

 

Entertainment value: 2010. But I was so disappointed in Webber having to give up in the final stages of the season. But Vettel instead of Alonso was acceptable.

 

 

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#14 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:49

Probably 2012 and 2008. 2010 was good as well, but mainly because of the sum of five drivers battling it out for the championship all season long.



#15 slmk

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:38

2012, 2010 and 2008. 

 

Maybe 2005... upon watching it at first, it was great but it definitely does not stand the test of time, with so very little on-track action and domination by Renault or McLaren (when they got their act together).



#16 Massa_f1

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:02

2012,2010,2008,2007,2006,2003,2000,

 

2014 won't be getting added to the list unless something drastic changes..


Edited by Massa_f1, 18 May 2014 - 11:10.


#17 wj_gibson

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:11

Irrespective of the rules I think people always enjoy a close and tense WDC. 2012, 2010, 2008 all spring to mind in recent years. 1990 is probably my all time favourite season though.

#18 HeadFirst

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:12

Despite the Mercedes domination I have enjoyed this season, so 2014 is the last season I enjoyed. That's not to say I don't have favorites, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 come to mind.



#19 D.M.N.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:15

2012 probably.... have to express surprise at no one saying 2011 though. It was a Vettel runaway, but there was some damn good races that year too.



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#20 P123

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:17

I'm enjoying this one- it's good to see the drivers having to work the cars, and think about their approach to corners- something only Suzuka has really done in recent years. Naturally one team dominance is going to be boring for those who don't follow the team or drivers involved, but I'd take this F1 over the farting exhaust, cars glued to the track, easy driveable engines and Pirelli cheesed up tyres any day of the week.

The only seasons I have ended up a little bit disinterested in towards the end have been 1995, 2004 and 2013. Usually past FIA manipulation left me more disillusioned than any on-track stuff.

#21 P123

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:19

2012 probably.... have to express surprise at no one saying 2011 though. It was a Vettel runaway, but there was some damn good races that year too.


2011 had a number of good races.... but to have voted for that you would have to have not enjoyed 2012, and that was generally a great season of racing.

Edited by P123, 18 May 2014 - 11:23.


#22 mzvztag

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:23

I really enjoyed 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2010 and 2012 (despite the huge disappointment).
I really disliked 1988 (I disliked both Prost and Senna then. I learned to respect Prost since but dislike Senna even more now), 1992 (boring!), 2007 (the worst one ever because it was manipulated from many sides), 2011 and 2013 (because those two were, despite some good races, so plain boring).
Everything else is somewhere in between.

Edited by mzvztag, 18 May 2014 - 11:31.


#23 TomNokoe

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:27

2012 season wide was amazing. 2011 had many individual very good races, but not a close WDC battle. 2010 was a brilliant season, had everything!

#24 OvDrone

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:35

2010 is my favorite F1 season since I started watching in '96. Even though I was 7 years old when Hill won, the fact still stands. '10, hands down.



#25 Fatgadget

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:43

Im far from dissed by a long shot! That said; 1984,1988 and 2007 was mega and this year is shaping up to even surpassing those epic years ! :smoking:

#26 Dauemannen

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:45

I've enjoyed every single season I've watched. Of course there have been some boring races but if overall I wasn't enjoying it I would have stopped in a heartbeat.

The racing could always be better and they could do a lot of things to improve it. But it's still a hell of a lot better than during the refueling era.

Of course it's more exciting with a tight championship fight. And unless Nico finds some sudden speed it looks unlikely that we'll get one this year. But as long as there are exciting races I'm more than happy.

#27 ballow

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:07

This is probably the best season with team mate vs team mate battles - cant think of another season where we had so many evenly matched team mates overtaking and fighting one another. I am enjoying the season much more than the last couple of seasons. 



#28 Risil

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:30

First half of 2013 was good but only in a "lol what's it going to be this week" way.

 

But 2012, barring a few races in the third quarter when the Vettel/Red Bull combo was untouchable, held my full attention. I'm undecided about 2014 but a lot of the problems are coming from weak leadership rather than anything fundamental to the competition. F1's in danger of going a bit CART 2001 at the moment.



#29 BlackCat

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 13:13

1976 was the best, but 1978 was quite enjoiable also.



#30 Timstr11

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 13:44

I see many people mentioning 2012 as the favorite season.

 

The first 7 races won by 7 different drivers.

 

Paul Hembrey will be pleased if he reads this thread as his tyre company helped to set the stage for a close season with tyres no one understood in the first part of the season.



#31 Cyanide

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 14:14

2012 was the last very good one for me. 

 

Although my absolute favorite races stem from 2005 (Japan) and 2011 (Canada), with a special mention to Valencia 2012. 



#32 superden

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 14:46

I still find much to enjoy in any F1 season and this season has started well, but the last season I really enjoyed was '97. he '98/'99 seasons stand out too. Sadly, regulation changes from '97 onward led to car designs that I found less and less appealing, both aesthetically and in terms of required driver input. Aesthetically the peak being the vomit inducing '08 cars and from a driver input level, without doubt '13. The cars are always a massive draw for me, so I am finding this year particularly interesting after seasons of blown diffusers and stale engine technology.



#33 SPBHM

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 14:55

2012 and 2010 were not long ago and quite good



#34 Lazy

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 15:48

Late nineties and noughties were a little dull, but 2009 til the present have been good.



#35 George Costanza

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 15:53

Schumacher vs Hakkinen was among the best ever... My favorite season is 2000....  I enjoyed 2003, though a lot.

 

But for me, I enjoyed 2012 quite much.

 

2014 is just all Mercedes.


Edited by George Costanza, 18 May 2014 - 15:56.


#36 Risil

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:05

I see many people mentioning 2012 as the favorite season.

 

That wasn't the question, the question was the season you last enjoyed. So naming 2012 just means "I didn't like 2013 very much and I'm not keen on 2014 either".



#37 Nonesuch

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:15

Which season did you last enjoy? The wording makes it hard to answer. I enjoy F1 today, I wouldn't be watching if I didn't. I'm getting close to that point, however, and that's a rather new feeling. I'll be missing the next race, and I don't particularly care. That wouldn't have been the case a few years ago.

 

Of course I was excited about the championships in 2010 and 2012, no doubt about it. But when Ferrari failed to win either one, I didn't care too much beyond the minutes after the race. Thinking back to when I became a 'follower' rather than the 'fan' I was, if we can differentiate using those terms, I'd have to say the regulation changes of 2009 were a breaking point of sorts.

 

With that in mind, I voted 2008. It's not as black and white as obsessing over F1 or not enjoying it at all, and I can still respect the accomplishments of people who build (legal) cars and achieve successes, but in many ways 2009 was the year the magic started to fade.

 

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Edited by Nonesuch, 18 May 2014 - 16:19.


#38 chrisj

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:30

1986 was the last year I really enjoyed. F1 was consistently good through '83, but '86 was a classic. 



#39 Thomas99

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:31

I'm loving this year. We need more boring domination from Lewis.

 



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#40 Timstr11

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:37

That wasn't the question, the question was the season you last enjoyed. So naming 2012 just means "I didn't like 2013 very much and I'm not keen on 2014 either".

 

I was not responding to the question. 

 

I was making an observation about the year many have chosen as the last enjoyed.

And if people say 2012, I'm not going to try and read it differently.


Edited by Timstr11, 18 May 2014 - 16:38.


#41 George Costanza

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:43

2012 was simply because of one driver that made it a great show: Fernando Alonso. If it wasn't for Fred, Red Bull would have sweep it away easily as they did in 2011 and 2013.

Fred's finest driving season hands down.


Edited by George Costanza, 18 May 2014 - 16:47.


#42 ch103

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:48

I voted for 2010, having five drivers fighting for the title was very fun to watch.

 

My favorite season though was 1996.  Such a great year in F1, imo.


Edited by ch103, 18 May 2014 - 16:49.


#43 DaddyCool

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 16:48

Surpirsed to see so many 2010 and 12. WDC fight was really great these years, but racing was dreadful. Especially in '10.



#44 George Costanza

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 18:13

I voted for 2010, having five drivers fighting for the title was very fun to watch.

 

My favorite season though was 1996.  Such a great year in F1, imo.

 

1997 was better than 1996 for dramatics.

 

Also, Schumacher's finest driving season was indeed 1997.



#45 kismet

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 18:30

2005. 2006 if I'm being generous.



#46 f1RacingForever

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 20:11

2007 season. Classic



#47 jjcale

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 20:30

This season is already a classic....



#48 Atreiu

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 21:19

2013 was terrible because fixing one problem caused another. 4/10

2012 was very exciting but contrived, thanks to Pirelli. 7/10

2011 was simply poor. 5/10

2010 was very very good. 8/10

2009 was possibly the most weird season I can remember watching. Some races were exciting, others were horrible. The second half was entirel unpredictable. 6/10

2008 was terrific, except for the FIA and stewards fuuucking it up ever so often to help Ferrari. 9/10

2007 memorable and tragic. 8/10

2006 boring. 5/10

2005 very good. 8/10

2004 nightmarish 3/10

2003 best season since 1990 but tyregate ruined it 8/10

2002 words fail me. 2/10

2001 boring 5/10

2000 historic 8/10

1999 very good 8/10

1998 very good 8/10

1997 odd altogether 7/10

1996 boring 5/10

1995 boring 5/10

1994 worse ever. 1/10

1993 not as bad as 1992 with some classic races 6/10

1992 Newey's greatest achievment by far, a car fast enough to make Mansell look good instead of half embarassing and half trying too hard. 4/10

1991 awesome. 8/10

1990 my personal favourite despite the ending 9/10

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#49 Spillage

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 21:31

I'm not really 'the disillusioned', but I'm enjoying 2014 perfectly well, but then I can find a reason to enjoy almost all F1 races, never mind seasons. I did find the end of 2013 getting a bit samey and pretty dull, but I'm optimistic that we're going to see a half-decent title fight this year and I'm very much looking forward to Monaco.



#50 DrProzac

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 21:36

It's not that bad, but I think I have to vote 2010.