Reviewing the political landscape of 2010

Reviewing the political landscape of 2010

While Formula 1 enjoyed the closest title battle in the history of the sport, its notoriously volatile paddock politics enjoyed a serenely calm year. Dieter Rencken looks back over the beginning of the Jean Todt era in a time of 'Resource Restriction'

Sixtieth anniversaries should always provide plenty of impetus for celebration and 2010 enjoyed more jubilees than most seasons. Such was the feeling for the year just gone that some were even moved to suggest it been the best since the Formula 1 World Championship became a reality on March 13, 1950.

The jury is still out on that though, for F1 has delivered many scintillating seasons – and one can immediately recall a host of so-called 'golden years'. But if closeness of the title fight be the criterion, then certainly 2010 rates consideration.

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