I see many of you have been asking the same question and hoping that Google finds an accurate search for your question. I am here to tell you that it really depends on you..
The first race of the season was in Bahrain.The F1 circus came straight out the box from its winter testing and preparing. The practice session was good – exciting to analyze team performances and who had come out on top.
The race, however, was a smack in the face. Several elements (full fuel tanks.. and the effects of the weight on car design and engineering, and the not-so-friendly tyre compounds) contributed to the bore resulting in the fans and the sport paying the price.
I don’t blame Bahrain for being what it was. It’s not easy for drivers to embrace that many rules, adapt to them within a fortnight, and drive their greatest race ever. Formula 1 is at a crossroads, a road leading to green-racing, lower budgets and great entertainment. To be able to get to that better place it needs to travel through some rough patches together and this could be one of them.. but I’m loosing focus.
I am here to tell you that how boring an F1 race seems is up to you.
It depends on how into the sport you are.
Are you really into Formula 1? Do you imagine what it would be like to walk down the grid as teams and drivers do final adjustments to the cars before the warm-up lap? Do you read as much as you can about updates or changes after qualifying and Parc Ferme?
Here is what I do when I am faced with a race like Bahrain: here in Lebanon we are unfortunately blessed with two Arabic channels that are not the best at what they do. Bahrain Sport 2 (the station that held F1 distribution rights in 2009), Abu Dhabi TV (for 2010), and TF1 – a French channel broadcasting the F1 races.. but I speak zero French. I, instead, follow the Autosport.com live commentating. And to get a closer look at the technical side of things, I follow the live timing sessions for the race at Formula1.com. You get instant updates on fastest sectors, fastest laps, when drivers are pitting or slowing or suddenly finding pace.
If that doesn’t work for you, then you’re better off sleeping.
Monaco can get quite…bleh. There are very few overtaking opportunities around this street circuit and even the few are short lived. Now with Lotus, Virgin Racing and HRT fresh out of the factory, we are looking at an approximate six second gap between the front and back runners. It’s going to get messy and only because of that, I can’t wait for Sunday. It’s going to be a handful to watch – sunny, rainy, or no overtaking.