Rate the 2018 F1 Season Overall

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Rate the 2018 F1 Season

10 - Hands down, one of the BEST - if not THE BEST F1 season!
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9 - Nearly perfect season, going down in the history books
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8 - Not perfect, but up there with the best
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7 - A few negatives, but one of the better seasons we've had recently
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15%
6 - I've seen better, but slightly more good to outweigh the bad
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23%
5 - Average as far as F1 championships go
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23%
4 - A little less exciting than I was expecting, but still alright
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15%
3 - Enjoyed a few races, but on the whole it wasn't so interesting
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23%
2 - Predictable and mostly dull, with very few positives
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1 - One of the - if not THE - least eventful and predictable season ever.
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Re: Rate the 2018 F1 Season Overall

Post by PTRACER » 1 week ago

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6, the mid-field racing was great, and maybe Ferrari would have brought the fight all the way do the final few rounds if they hadn't had their by now usual mid-season meltdown.
Coverage of midfield battles raises the rating a lot higher, without decent coverage I wouldn't be surprised if ALL races got 2 or 3/10.

(Go back 25 years and no one would give too hoots about watching the Minardi of Pierluigi Martini in a side-by-side battle with the Footwork of Gianni Morbidelli and the Sauber of Jean-Christophe Boullion. Only the top 6 would get any airtime.)
Back in 1996 or 1997 when Bernie launched his original digital TV service, there was a channel dedicated to the midfield for the reason you mention.
Really? Did we have access to that in the UK? I remember when the Interactive F1 channel came out in 2002 and we could finally watch all sessions live and change camera angles with the red button.
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Really? Did we have access to that in the UK? I remember when the Interactive F1 channel came out in 2002 and we could finally watch all sessions live and change camera angles with the red button.
Back when it was launched it was only available for in a few countries and UK was not one. At the end of the 1997 official season review there is a feature about the (then) new digital TV service and each of the channels.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 week ago

Was it not mainly in Germany, certainly initially? Also other Euro markets tagged along. I think it was called F1 Digital Plus.

Edit: There is a section on it here.... half way down the page. https://f1broadcasting.co/category/f1-digital/

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Post by caneparo » 6 days ago

Apart from some highlight races the rest were mostly slowdowns fest. Overall it’s been the consecration of hamilton as one of the best ever. Ferrari offered some competition but the death of marchionne resulted in a organizational mess
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Post by Picci » 5 days ago

The problem with 2018 races is that I can't really remember a single race very well - they just don't stick. They're just not memorable. We know what happened in a number of races we had in the 90s and early 2000s on the palms of our hand. From 2010 onwards, I can realistically only remember a couple - Canada 2011 and Abu Dhabi 2012 and Bahrain 2014 (Nico/Lewis battle). Italy this year was good but it doesn't give me the same vibe that Spa 2000 gives me for example

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Post by Manfred Cubenoggin » 5 days ago

3/10 here.

A rather poorish rating not altogether in line with some of the individual race score ratings that I've put up but perhaps this season review score is more a reflection of my disappointment than anything. Each year, that grows. There will come a point where F1 just isn't worth my support.
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Post by erwin greven » 5 days ago

And when will that be? 2/10? 1/10?
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Post by MonteCristo » 4 days ago

I gave it 3/10. Maybe that's unkind and it should have been 4.

But as much as I got interested in F1 more last year due to the new regs and this forum, sadly, this year just fizzled. But last year itself was also crap.

Next year will be more Merc dominance. More gimmicky shit. More poor driver behaviour. More devolution of track rules. More SCs and VSCs for nothing incidents. More deferrals of racing (or calling SCs) for rain.
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Picci wrote:
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The problem with 2018 races is that I can't really remember a single race very well - they just don't stick. They're just not memorable. We know what happened in a number of races we had in the 90s and early 2000s on the palms of our hand. From 2010 onwards, I can realistically only remember a couple - Canada 2011 and Abu Dhabi 2012 and Bahrain 2014 (Nico/Lewis battle). Italy this year was good but it doesn't give me the same vibe that Spa 2000 gives me for example
Maybe there are just too many Grand Prix now, on circuits that all look the same, so it’s hard to remember?
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Maybe there are just too many Grand Prix now, on circuits that all look the same, so it’s hard to remember?
I thought it was just my memory fading, but the number of events and the similarities of track are a good point.
I think relevant in my case is that due to the availability of stuff now I dont follow individual races so obsessively (maybe that is less interest nowadays?)

I used to, in the days of VCRs...(Im talking from the early 80's on), I used to tape every race or whatever highlights package was shown, and then without fail watch every race replayed from tape player more than once. Nowadays I still record races but to be honest cant remember the last one I watched in replay, and I generally delete them, knowing they will either get replayed on Foxtel, or I can watch something specific on the tube or a torrent. If I do that it is usually for something not recent! :wink:

I think another problem is that there is so much alternative media now, in terms of hundreds of TV channels. There is likely always something to watch of interest.In the days of FTA choice of programme was limited and so watching a race again was a viable option

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Post by Circuitmaster » 3 days ago

It's also probably true that as the years go by and we all watch more grand prix, each one will inevitably leave less of an impact. In the late nineties I was watching my tenth and twentieth races. Now I'm up to maybe 300+. It's going to be much harder for a race to stand out from such a large group.

Just like birthdays really. I remember my tenth better than I remember my last.
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It's also probably true that as the years go by and we all watch more grand prix, each one will inevitably leave less of an impact. In the late nineties I was watching my tenth and twentieth races. Now I'm up to maybe 300+. It's going to be much harder for a race to stand out from such a large group.

Just like birthdays really. I remember my tenth better than I remember my last.
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erwin greven wrote:
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Circuitmaster wrote:
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It's also probably true that as the years go by and we all watch more grand prix, each one will inevitably leave less of an impact. In the late nineties I was watching my tenth and twentieth races. Now I'm up to maybe 300+. It's going to be much harder for a race to stand out from such a large group.

Just like birthdays really. I remember my tenth better than I remember my last.
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Post by erwin greven » 2 days ago

The 2016 Spanish GP won't be a race many will remember. For me it will always be remembered. As it was the first time ever that a Dutch driver won a Formula 1 GP.
I think for some British fans the first win of Jenson Button will be remembered, or for some German fans the first victory of Michael Schumacher.

I have seen over 300 GP's now. It will be difficult for any GP to stand out.
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Post by kals » 2 days ago

Well of course, the more GPs we watch the more likelihood that race memories will be diluted by volume. We all remember races for good and bad reasons.

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