I have F1 TV so been watching the race highlights and I had zero recollection of just how insane this season was. The grid positions from race to race were pretty much chucked in a blender, i mean there was some sense of pecking order but other than the Tyrell's and Minardi's, everyone popped their heads up at some point. A team like say Jordan, they could qualify 4th and 6th then next race 13th and 17th, it was absolutely bizarre compared to modern day F1.
I realise the tyre war had a lot to do with this but even then, the complete randomness of who would qualify where was super refreshing. Other than tyres, was it a confluence of teams on the rise (McLaren, Ferrari) and teams slipping (Benetton) that caused the jumble factor or was it something else? Then you have Williams absolutely ANNIHILIATING everyone in Melbourne by seconds a lap only to be pegged back like 2 weeks later...... it was just freakin weird.