Formula 1: The Theme Tune to the 2011 Season?

Antony Herbert@LeeUwishWritingAnalyst IIINovember 2, 2011

NURBURG, GERMANY - JULY 12:  Felipe Massa (L) of Brazil and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes are seen in the paddock before the German Formula One Grand Prix at Nurburgring on July 12, 2009 in Nurburg, Germany.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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When a season draws to a close, various coverage outlets seek a montage of clips—victories and clashes—to highlight the dramatics of the newly completed season. 

To intensify the feeling of how effective the season has been at gripping your attention to the race track, a song is carefully selected to give backing to the images. 

Last season, the BBC chose former Fame Academy finalist turned respected recording artist Alistair Griffin's song 'Just Drive' to accompany the rolling credits. After a season where five attempted to go into one it was a perfect metaphor for the nail-biting continuation from start to finish. 

Lyrics at times became corny, starting with "there's a star that lights the road," continuing by proclaiming 'I wanna be the only one that makes it to the light, take it to the edge where I have died a thousand times.'

For those who would like a reminder of this montage take a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INYfQwP75mw&feature=related

This season, we have seen an almost perfect dominance by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, alongside consistent and effective drives from lesser recognised drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.

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On a more controversial note, some drivers have taken focus away from banality at the front by illustrating the sometimes catastrophic decisions that have been made this season. 

Mainly this would be referring to the on-going tussle between Mclaren's now No. 2 Lewis Hamilton and fallen Ferrari hero Felipe Massa. 

In what seems like the hundredth time they have come together, in India Massa was given a penalty for allegedly turning into Lewis as his rival sought to overtake him. This follows instances in Monaco, as well as drama in Singapore and Japan. 

Therefore my early choice for the final song of the season comes from seasoned belter Leona Lewis in collaboration with Tim Berg's alter ego Avicii, the aptly titled 'Collide' . 

The chorus is perfectly in tune with Hamilton and Massa's season as Leona sings "crash into me, at full speed," and ending the mellow dance chorus with 'we can collide'. 

Not to forget the heroics of Sebastian Vettel the verses can allude to his commanding demolition of his previous rivals in a team that is still fresh in the aftermath of triumph. The lines "When you in unfamiliar places, count on me through life's changes," could demonstrate Vettel's ability to roar into new territory. 


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