This weekend’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix is sure to get the pessimists riled up about the 2013 Formula One season.
Sebastian Vettel’s relentless charge to a fourth successive title, coupled with Red Bull’s domination of the Constructors’ Championship, means there are no champions pots to be fought over this weekend.
While there is an ongoing fight for second in the team standings, Mark Webber’s F1 farewell and a host of minor sub-plots to be played out at Interlagos, the feeling among many fans is that 2013 has been a very underwhelming season by the sport’s modern standards.
That will only be heightened if Vettel clinches a record-equalling ninth consecutive win.
Inevitably, comparisons will be drawn to last year when title rivals Fernando Alonso and Vettel played out a thriller in front of a world stage.
Also in Brazil, people will look to the thrilling finales of 2007 and 2008 and use them as justification for labeling 2013 a boring year.
While that’s up for debate, what is not is that Interlagos has indeed hosted some fantastic season finales down the years. In fact, F1 in general has often spoilt fans by offering entertaining climaxes.
But what are the best? B/R has endeavoured to work it out.