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#1 Button4life

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 18:51

The season is over so it’s time to get many top 10 threads out. Here’s my list.
1. 2012
2. 2010
3. 2016
4. 2014
5. 2019
6. 2018
7. 2017
8. 2011
9. 2013
10. 2015

It’s quite difficult to rate the first few seasons of the decade. 2012 and 2010 were both very memorial. I remember 2011 and 2013 as Vettel dominating. The races were quite exciting before the summer break in 2013. After the summer break they were very dull. I can’t remember much of 2011 to be honest. 2014 and 2016 are in the top 4 because of a close championship fight till the last race and okayish racing. 2015 was just absolute terrible. Everything about that season was terrible.

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#2 markelov74

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 19:06

1. 2012
2. 2010
3. 2018
4. 2014
5. 2016
6. 2011
7. 2019
8. 2017
9. 2013
10. 2015

#3 PayasYouRace

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 19:08

Are we talking only F1 seasons? Because I think if that's the case everyone is going to have the same 10.



#4 Marklar

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 19:10

1. 2011 -> very underrated season because Vettel was running away with the title (more clearly than it really was), but the races were the best.
2. 2014 -> racing wise IMO the best season of the decade, overtaking wasnt too hard but also not too easy, many great races, and some new names on the podium, had Mercedes not been as dominant it would have been one of the best seasons ever.
3. 2012 -> got a bit overblown by Pirelli turning it into a lottery, created in that way many good races, though.
4. 2019 -> Similar to 2011 a season underrated because of a championship that was clearer than it actually was. Many special races and moment. The rise of the new generation as well.
5. 2018 -> Solid season with some good races and a championship battle. Anti-climatic though.
6. 2010 -> The amount of good rain races is helping, also the fact that there was a insane championship battle and many great narratives, but nothing beyond that. It was the season I was the most enthusiastic about back then, but on reflection the racing was just not as good.
7. 2017 -> Best about the season was the Championship Fight until Ferrari imploded, the races were nothing special.
8. 2016 -> majority of the races were decided early because one Mercedes was usually out of contention, being the last race of that formula also meant that overtaking was tougher. the fact that there was a WDC fight and some good races here and there is only saving it.
9. 2015 -> Some new interesting rookies on the grid were the highligt, also the only season in the early hybrid era where Mercedes struggled sometimes, and a couple memorable races, but beyond that boring with huge gaps between the top teams even.
10. 2013 -> honestly dont remember a single good race, although the season was quite okay in the first half, the tyre change put the nail on the coffin.

Edited by Marklar, 10 December 2019 - 19:21.


#5 messy

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 19:41

Thinking in terms of just F1,

BEST
2012
2016
2010
2014
2017
2018
2019
2011
2013
2015
WORST

Justifications - 2012 may have been a bit of a lottery but it was also the most fun and unpredictable F1 has been for a lot of years. You had the last year of McLaren being really strong, Red Bull on the back foot after their tedious dominance in 2011, Kimi’s return with a very strong, newly renamed Lotus team, Maldonado’s random win, Sauber popping up at the front of the grid, the final year for Schumacher, and some really good races - but through it all the brilliance that held it all together was Fernando Alonso putting in a champions season without actually ending up as the champion. Oh, and it went to the wire in Brazil and it was thrilling.

I enjoyed 2016, because I enjoy genuine head to heads between two strong team-mates who are allowed to race each other. I also enjoyed the emergence of Max Verstappen, winning his first ever race for Red Bull, which was incredible. The needle between Hamilton and Rosberg carried the season and did a pretty good job of it.

2010 was great on paper, but do people remember how sh*t some of the actual races were? Like, brutal.

The worst years.....2019 has had its moments, but come on. It hasn’t been a classic. We knew who was going to win the championship from day one, Mercedes dominated until it was too late to matter and lots of the races have been totally rubbish. Gains points for Verstappen and Leclerc, and for the (surprising) frequency of good races from Hockenheim on. The worse years than that for me were the two unsatisfying years of Red Bull domination in 2011/13, and 2015 which was completely flat and sadly saw us lose Jules Bianchi too.

If we’re talking overall Motorsport though, 2016 vaults straight to the top. You had

- the aforementioned F1 title duel
- the greatest year of World Sportscar Racing for many years in the WEC and that Le Mans shock
- a great BTCC scrap between Shedden, Tordoff, Turkington and Jackson
- a really unpredictable MotoGP season with the new tyres, and Crutchlow ending Britain’s wait
- Jimmie Johnson’s seventh NASCAR crown
- Alexander Rossi’s amazing Indy 500 victory as a rookie

Etc. what a year.

Edited by messy, 10 December 2019 - 19:44.


#6 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 21:25

2012
2011
2019
2010
2018
2017
2014
2016
2013
2015

I dunno

#7 Mauseri

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 21:36

2012
2010
2016
2014
2018
2011
2019
2017
2013
2015

#8 SenorSjon

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 22:05

Most of it is a haze to me though. The halo also blocked my view. 



#9 shure

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 22:18

I'm going to admit to heresy but I haven't really enjoyed the 2010s as much as previous seasons.  I think it's mostly the tyres and combined with the conservation drive it's turned F1 into too much of a saving formula.  And the Merc dominance has been both too overpowered for much of the hybrid era and too long and predictable.  That's not to say there haven't been good moments, but overall it's been a disappointment.

 

  1. 2010.  Went right down to the wire and going into the final race no-one would have put money on Vettel winning it.  Possibly the most surprising winner
  2. 2011.  A superb performance by Vettel and I think underrated by many.  He finished lower than 2nd only twice (plus one retirement) while his team mate only managed one win and two second places.  
  3. 2012.  In two minds about this one as I really didn't enjoy the lottery of the first half, because of the tyres.  But Alonso's driving in a less competitive car was magical and I felt gutted for him that he couldn't quite make it stick
  4. 2019.  Mainly for some excellent rookie performances and a signalling that there are some exciting drivers waiting for their moment.  Also one of the least predictable seasons in recent memory
  5. 2013.  A good first half but the second half wasn't very memorable
  6. 2017.  The first time in the hybrid era it looked like there might possibly be a race at the front between two different cars!
  7. 2018   Similar to 2017, let down by Ferrari and Vettel throwing away any chance of giving us a decent fight
  8. 2014   The first year of the hybrids showed what an amazing job Mercedes had done.  
  9. = 2015 and 2016.  The less said the better.  Terrible rules meant that other teams had no chance of catching Mercedes and it was almost completely predictable


#10 Baddoer

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:41

2012

2010

2016

2014

2013

2011

2015

2017

2018

2019



#11 Ali623

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 13:56

1. 2012 - Probably the best combination of fun races (although only because if the tyres) and an actual tense title battle. Easily the best season of the 10's.

2. 2010 - Better title battle with multiple teams/drivers involved, but as far as I remember most of the races were mind-numbingly boring. Also pretty anti-climatic finish in Abu Dhabi.

3. 2017 - Actually really enjoyed this season (up until Singapore), what we all wanted, Merc v Ferrari, Hamilton v Vettel. Pity it didn't go all the way though.

4. 2018 - Vettel v Hamilton part 2. Unfortunately with a very similar outcome. Also some memorable moments this year (Kimi USA win, British GP ect)

5. 2016 - Pretty meh season overall but the drama with the Mercs made it interesting, also only time someone won a championship this decade that wasn't called Hamilton or Vettel.

6. 2014 - Start of the Merc dominance but I guess we didn't know it at the time, some fun races though (Also Ricciardo)

7. 2019 - First half of the season was utterly awful, second half was fun though.

8. 2013 - Interesting first half, pish second half

9. 2011 - Some good races but otherwise Vettel dominance 

10. 1015 - Genuinely can't remember anything about season, might have zoned out after Melbourne



#12 messy

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 14:00

 

I'm going to admit to heresy but I haven't really enjoyed the 2010s as much as previous seasons.  I think it's mostly the tyres and combined with the conservation drive it's turned F1 into too much of a saving formula.  And the Merc dominance has been both too overpowered for much of the hybrid era and too long and predictable.  That's not to say there haven't been good moments, but overall it's been a disappointment.

 

 

I don't think you'll find too much argument here - it's not been a classic era. Too much domination, too little genuine racing, too predictable by half. 



#13 Marklar

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 14:10

1015 - Genuinely can't remember anything about season

me neither :p

#14 Celloman

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 14:11

2012

2010

2011

2014

2018

2019

2017

2013

2016

2015



#15 Anderis

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 14:29

2012 - one of my 2 favourite F1 seasons ever, a lot of wheel-to-wheel fights and a lot of competitive cars

2010 - mainly for the insane title fights, there were some fairly decent races though but not as much unpredictability as I would like

2014 - a lot of actual on-track fighting between Hamilton and Rosberg (probably more than between all 6 top cars alltogether for the past 2 or 3 years :p ) + a decent amount of diversity on the podium

2011 - Chinese GP that year <3 Canadian GP was very good too

2013

2016

2015

2019 - I really think the 2017 rule changes made things more dull than before, the dirty air seems to be worse than ever and the diversity in results has been on all-time low since then

2017

2018


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#16 Ali623

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:00

me neither :p

 

Haha, whoops, well I guess the point still stands 



#17 Atreiu

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:35

2010 - the last season I truly admired the cars and the racing;

2012 - chaotic, fun and heartbreaking;

2018 - Hamilton went on a tear between Silverstone and Singapore and I think that was his best short stretch ever. He shouldn't have won any race there, won 4;

2017 - Spa, Monza, Singapore. Bing, bang, boom. Terrific season until Vettel and Ferrari were beat into submission;

2016 - perfect storm, lightning strikes. Verstappen arrives at Red Bull with a boom;

2014 - finally;

2015 - Ferrari's immediate improvement caught me by surprise and perhaps it was Vettel's last incredible season. Raikkonen never even saw which way Vettel turned;

2019 - Hamilton's most Prost-like season. Unspectacular, underrated;

2013 - Pirelli at their worse;

2011 - DRS and Pirelli was an immediate downgrade from which F1 has never recovered.


Edited by Atreiu, 11 December 2019 - 15:38.


#18 Atreiu

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:36

You guys putting 2011 anywhere near the top...


Edited by Atreiu, 11 December 2019 - 15:37.


#19 Coral

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 15:51

1.   2014 - My favourite F1 season. Started badly but ended...just perfect. Such happy memories. ♥️♥️

2.   2018 - Good fight between Lewis & Vettel and I just can't get enough of that German GP :)

3.   2019 - Some entertaining races, Lewis's sixth WDC and some promising rookies  :wave:

4.   2015 - Dominant Lewis...what's not to like?  :drunk:

5.   2017 - Lewis good as usual, Ferrari resurgence, then Vettel lost the plot  :D

6.   2012 - The year McLaren threw the WDC down the toilet.  :|  Bonus points because Lewis finally had enough and left.  :up:

7.   2010 - McLaren upsetting Lewis by giving preferential treatment to Jenson. Some good races but...sigh.  :well:

8.   2013 - Some decent races at the start of the season, but soporific Vettel domination following summer break . ):

9.   2016 - No, No, No!!!  :mad:

10. 2011 - Miserable.  :cry:



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#20 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 17:15

Most of it is a haze to me though. The halo also blocked my view

This bit made me laugh a lot  :rotfl:



#21 FortiFord

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 17:55

You guys putting 2011 anywhere near the top...

 

Personally i thought 2011 had some very good races. From China (round 3) to Japan (round 15), most of the races were good (apart from Valencia and Singapore). I can understand others putting it high on that basis. For me, the major downside was that it was clear that it was clear where the championship was heading quite early on.



#22 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 18:30

1. 2012 - 7 winners in the first 7 races. Not what a championship battle should be like of course, but it was a very entertaining and unpredictable season, which is what a neutral viewer wants. Only downside were those ugly stepped nose cars.

2. 2014 - Horrible engines and slow cars of course, but at least the races were exciting. Also, it was the last season so far where I was at a Grand Prix live (Spa), so a plus.  :clap:

3. 2010 - Exciting season with 5 drivers having a shot at the title with a few races to go. Most races were also pretty good in my memory.

4. 2017 - New regulations with agressive not out of proportion looking cars. A nice championship battle between two teams/drivers, until one of the two imploded.

5. 2018 - Similar to 2017 really.

6. 2016 - I loved the intra team battle between Rosberg and Hamilton. Also, it was a nice change to see the underdog win the title. It also had some very good races.

7. 2013 - Only for the first half of the season really. After the summer, it was all Vettel, Vettel and surprise, surprise: Vettel.

8. 2019 - Yes, it had some very good races, but a boring championship battle, sometimes even the gaps between the three top teams were biggish.

9. 2011 - A boring season where Vettel ran away with title. I don’t really remember any exciting races either, except Canada??

10. 2015 - Most boring one. Can’t remember a single entertaining race.



#23 Marklar

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 18:49

1. 2012 - 7 winners in the first 7 races. Not what a championship battle should be like of course, but it was a very entertaining and unpredictable season, which is what a neutral viewer wants. Only downside were those ugly stepped nose cars.
2. 2014 - Horrible engines and slow cars of course, but at least the races were exciting. Also, it was the last season so far where I was at a Grand Prix live (Spa), so a plus. :clap:
3. 2010 - Exciting season with 5 drivers having a shot at the title with a few races to go. Most races were also pretty good in my memory.
4. 2017 - New regulations with agressive not out of proportion looking cars. A nice championship battle between two teams/drivers, until one of the two imploded.
5. 2018 - Similar to 2017 really.
6. 2016 - I loved the intra team battle between Rosberg and Hamilton. Also, it was a nice change to see the underdog win the title. It also had some very good races.
7. 2013 - Only for the first half of the season really. After the summer, it was all Vettel, Vettel and surprise, surprise: Vettel.
8. 2019 - Yes, it had some very good races, but a boring championship battle, sometimes even the gaps between the three top teams were biggish.
9. 2011 - A boring season where Vettel ran away with title. I don’t really remember any exciting races either, except Canada??
10. 2015 - Most boring one. Can’t remember a single entertaining race.

If you dont remember China, Germany or Hungary 2011 then you cant remember many races.

Oh well, at least loving 2011 is a real unpopular opinion after all :p

#24 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 19:16

If you dont remember China, Germany or Hungary 2011 then you cant remember many races.

Oh well, at least loving 2011 is a real unpopular opinion after all :p

 


2011 is 8 years ago, give me a break :lol:

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:49

If you dont remember China, Germany or Hungary 2011 then you cant remember many races.

Oh well, at least loving 2011 is a real unpopular opinion after all :p

 

I don't... The snowplough era with every year a new stupid front. Very high noses, dick noses, with a Caterham lowpoint to lampshade the era. Frozen, rev limited engines, etc hurt my interest - and thus my recollection of races - a lot. Then we got Pirelli (still yuck) and to top it all a muted hybrid era where F1 lost its last USP with the sound. 

 

Remember, we started with this in 2000:

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It is a bit horrible to see the longboats of today with all the iterations in between. 


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 10:16

1. 2011 -> very underrated season because Vettel was running away with the title (more clearly than it really was), but the races were the best.
2. 2014 -> racing wise IMO the best season of the decade, overtaking wasnt too hard but also not too easy, many great races, and some new names on the podium, had Mercedes not been as dominant it would have been one of the best seasons ever.
3. 2012 -> got a bit overblown by Pirelli turning it into a lottery, created in that way many good races, though.
4. 2019 -> Similar to 2011 a season underrated because of a championship that was clearer than it actually was. Many special races and moment. The rise of the new generation as well.
5. 2018 -> Solid season with some good races and a championship battle. Anti-climatic though.
6. 2010 -> The amount of good rain races is helping, also the fact that there was a insane championship battle and many great narratives, but nothing beyond that. It was the season I was the most enthusiastic about back then, but on reflection the racing was just not as good.
7. 2017 -> Best about the season was the Championship Fight until Ferrari imploded, the races were nothing special.
8. 2016 -> majority of the races were decided early because one Mercedes was usually out of contention, being the last race of that formula also meant that overtaking was tougher. the fact that there was a WDC fight and some good races here and there is only saving it.
9. 2015 -> Some new interesting rookies on the grid were the highligt, also the only season in the early hybrid era where Mercedes struggled sometimes, and a couple memorable races, but beyond that boring with huge gaps between the top teams even.
10. 2013 -> honestly dont remember a single good race, although the season was quite okay in the first half, the tyre change put the nail on the coffin.

I think I've watched every race in the 2010's except for about 60-70% of the races in 2013. I lost interest early and when I saw Sebastian running away with it in the news there was no reason to pick it up again. Williams being utter crap after the good 2012 car didn't help.



#27 goldenboy

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 13:56

2010 was great as a season battle. It's the only one that really stands out to me.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 15:54

Personally i thought 2011 had some very good races. From China (round 3) to Japan (round 15), most of the races were good (apart from Valencia and Singapore). I can understand others putting it high on that basis. For me, the major downside was that it was clear that it was clear where the championship was heading quite early on.

 

I honestly think the races were just okay or poor as KERS, DRS and Pirelli were an experiment in action. The sweet relief of Vettel not winning from pole after leading 90% of the laps allowed us an inflated and unrealistic sense of joy.


Edited by Atreiu, 12 December 2019 - 15:55.