There is much to discuss for those who have followed the 2012 Formula One season; it is an understatement to say that it has been a strange year of racing. Sebastian Vettel has not been able to replicate the same form that he showed last season and with no outright leader after six races, it is hard to pick a winner.
For this reason, some are saying that this is one of the most exciting seasons in recent years. Yet, for others, the season has lacked any clear rivalry, with the biggest battle being between the drivers and their rapidly disintegrating tyres.
The fact that Lewis Hamilton is still tipped by many to win the title should be an unusual choice when considering that he hasn’t won a race after securing three pole positions on the grid. However, few would disagree that Hamilton has been one of the outstanding drivers of the season so far.
Last night, I finally saw the critically acclaimed documentary film Senna (2010). I expected it to be engaging as a documentary piece but it had such an emotional impact on me that I had to write about it . This is not just a documentary for fans of Formula One but a film for us all to watch and take note.
After a tame start in Australia, today’s Malaysian Grand Prix felt like the real start to the 2012 Formula One Season. There’s nothing like a good thunderstorm to make a predictable race become essential viewing.
For Ferrari, Fernando Alonso showed his World Championship credentials. His display was imperious. To take pole in a Ferrari car that is clearly not the pick of the bunch (just look at Felipe Massa) is an unbelievable achievement, especially in only the second race of the season. The emotional reaction from the Ferrari garage told its own story.