Friday, 13 January 2012

2011: The complete season review

Its being a long and hard season, with Sebastian Vettel deservedly taking his second straight World Championship. Here is every article from my season review:

Virgin - 12th again as another rookie sacked
HRT - Ricciardo proves talent for improving HRT
Lotus - No points but Kovalainen impresses
Williams - Shocker for Williams as team fall apart                  
Toro Rosso - Drivers improve but both replaced
Sauber - Young Perez stars as Sauber approach the front
Force India - Huge improvement as Di Resta flies
Renault - Great start but team hugely miss Kubica
Mercedes - Both drivers impress but no podiums
Ferrari - Alonso at his peak but 3rd fastest again
McLaren - Button usurps troubled Hamilton
Red Bull - No problems as Red Bull do the double

Jack Leslie - Fellow blogger states his views
Wasif Anowar - Bangladeshi F1 fan enjoys 2011
Ellis Crozier-Gittings - Another blogger discusses the year
Adam Corlett - Alonso man talks about the season
Enigma - Fan loves the 2011 season

Overtakes of 2011 - 21 classic moves from the past year
Drivers of 2011 - My ten stand out performers
Drives of 2011 - The ten best performances

Review of the rookies - Who was the best rookie?
The new features - Analysis of DRS, KERS and Pirelli
The Year of Vettel - Sebastian Vettel's wonder year

Browse all season review articles

A massive thank you to all my loyal readers and supporters. Without all of you, the season wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable. You've made me really happy when you've commented, shown an interest or spoken to me on Twitter. I've loved having guest contributions, like Jack Leslie's two guest articles, and the season review interviews.

I've loved running this blog throughout the season, and I will be reviewing every race weekend in 2012, as well as catching up on some of the things I missed in 2011, like the races from Australia-Germany, when my blog wasn't live. I will have interviews, regular guest articles, quizzes, competitions, more articles, more opinions, a detailed season preview, an analysis of the top drivers prior to the season, as well as the opening of the site's Hall of Fame.

2012 will soon be upon us, with the winter testing starting on the 7th February. The season promises to be a fantastic one, with six world champions on the grid. Kimi Raikkonen will return to F1 in 2012 after two seasons out, driving for the rebranded Lotus team. Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel are desperate for three in a row, but Mark Webber will want to give his team mate more of a challenge this year. McLaren will be right behind Button and Hamilton, and Ferrari will be looking to give Alonso a car to match his talent. Mercedes had a very close intra-team battle in 2011, and we may well see the same in 2012 between Schumacher and Rosberg.
We've seen some seriously good races in 2011, with the likes of China, Monaco and Canada probably going down as some of the finest in the sports' history. Sebastian Vettel drove amazingly and completely deserved his second straight World Championship, dominating the season.

No-one came close to him, however, he wasn't the only one driving brilliantly. Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button extracted the very maxmimum out of their respective cars.
I hope you keep following my blog throughout the 2012 season, and keep being such excellent supporters. When I started this blog just before the Hungarian Grand Prix, I never expected such a positive response, and nearly seven thousand views for my first season.

Its been an incredible season, and pretty soon the next one will be upon us.

Thank you again, See you there.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for the 2012 F1 season mate and keep up the good articles as well!