Merry Christmas everyone!
Yes, its December 25th and I bring you this pre written message, rather like the Queen does at 3pm every single year.
2010 has been an interesting one for F1. We’ve had two new World Champions in Vettel and Red Bull, but beyond that we have had a highly gripping season of racing that has excelled that of the fun we saw in 2006, 2007 and 2008. While 2009 may have been a Brawn GP washout, 2010 was anything but with the Abu Dhabi race to the wire having various twists and turns in it. We had it all this season, close racing, great driving and some brilliant new aerodynamic advancements.
Formula One finally seems to have found a set of rules and regulations which work, and provide some spectacle for the fans. Sadly, the FIA have decided to change the sport again and the rules being brought in for 2013 have me a little nervous. I am waiting to see early designs for the cars, but the smaller capacity engines and changes in wings etc. does worry me somewhat.
In truth, on a day like today we shouldn’t be worrying about such things! All that remains to be said, is that I hope you all enjoy your day – wherever in the world you may be, enjoy great food, drink and company. Normal service will resume in the new year with Pre-Season testing to look forward to along with new car launches as F1 fans around the world count down to the start of another season.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!