For example ... perhaps the last few decades would look like this:
- 1980s: The 'turbo' era of F1, the big four of 'Senna/Prost/Mansell/Piquet', the decline of Tyrrell, Lotus and Brabham as F1 powers. Group A touring cars, Group C Sportscars.
- 1990s: The demise of the last 'true' privateers in Formula 1 and the rise of Schumacher and ultra-commercialism. The glory-years of CART in America, and ultra-competitive tin-top racing in England and Europe. Decline of World Sportscar Championship.
Maybe this is a suitable 'gist' of the current decade?
- 2000s: The manufacturer years of F1 (Honda, Toyota, Mercedes, Fiat, Ford, BMW), Ferrari and Schumacher domination. Total fragmentation of American Open-Wheel racing, and int'l Sportscar racing (Audi dominance at Le Mans). Resurrection of Touring Car racing (WTCC, rising BTCC, V8s, DTM with ex-F1 stars) after turn-of-century lull.
What do you think?
How will the 2000s be viewed when they become "nostalgia"? 2000 was already six years ago ... what seems so recent is slowly moving from the present to the past.