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F1 season review

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Last night the year’s F1 season got over. This year’s was the most exciting season that I’ve seen since I started to follow formula1 racing in 2004-05. I remember those days when many of the races were just processional as there was little overtaking. The better cars would be in the front in qualifying and so in the main race. But this year, not only were there more overtakings because of DRS and KERS but the cars have become more competitive that there were 7 different winners in the first 7 races. Red Bulls, McLarens, and Ferraris were not just fighting with each other but teams like Lotus, Sauber, Force India, Williams, and Mercedes were throwing up tough challenges. The smaller teams were also having smaller battles of their own at the back.
There were those days when there was competition between tyre makers Michellin and Bridgestone. But they are no match for the excitement that the one and only Pirelli tyres deliver. The fast degrading Pirelli tyres posed the challenges of not …