DGP123 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:55 am
People try and deflect, but if you’re a neutral, it’s been an awful season. The racing has been abysmal, barely any decent wheel to wheel action, and both championships wrapped up extremely early.
Only had to look at the downbeat SkyF1 pundits talking about the highlights of the season. They all chose the Piastri & Sainz wins, plus visiting, Vegas, as the highlights. Sums it up.
Sorry, but you (and people agreeing with you) aren't by nature more "neutral" than the rest of us. We just view racing differently.
I won't call it a great season, but I remember quite some decent racing, and it hasn't quelled my thirst for more F1. Beyond that, i love seeing records get broken. It's what made Schumachers, Hamiltons and Vettels years special as well, although we are unlikely to see many records broken in 2024.
That SkyF1 are inept at finding good examples reflects badly on them if anything. I can find plenty throughout the Season, from Fernando catching Sainz in Bahrain after disposing of the Mercedes, to the Monaco rain which almost turned the entire race upside down. Quite a few dull races, yes, but overall, I haven't been starved for entertainment. I thought the fight for P2 was amazing, and i loved seeing the racing, even if it wasn't for P1. The form of the chasing pack after Red Bull was up and down all season. Even Perez antics attaining stupid penalties and track limits helped add spice to what was otherwise a dominant car. To be honest, he's been like Latifi in a Red Bull this year.
I'll give the Season a 5.5/10. Not great, but just good enough.