F1 2012's Most Exciting Driver Line Up
The 2012 Formula 1 season, is apparently, one of the best ever and I donít think I can disagree. At this point (the very long(!) summer break) there has been more different winners, already, than in recent seasons. Both drivers and manufacturers. It is highly competitive, you donít sit down before the race weekend knowing who will win (Schumacher era), it has been a real lottery.
There are 6 world champions on the grid (Alonso, Raikkonen, Vettel, Button, Schumacher, Hamilton) and numerous potential world champions (Perez, Kobayashi, Webber, Grosjean and Rosberg to name 5). The grid is a lot more bunched up than in previous seasons, with no outstanding performer like Red Bull or Brawn in recent years.
The amount of talent on the grid is incredible and it is hard to see where new young drivers are going to get into the sport.
Many of the teams have incredibly strong driver line ups, Red Bull and McLaren the obvious two. But the most exciting driver line up for me is at Sauber. Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez between them have so much talent, Sauber are so lucky to have them.
They are 2 of the most exciting drivers on the grid and to have them in the same team is a real treat. They may not always qualify as well as they should, but watching them recover is a brilliant spectacle.
Round the outside, down the inside, wherever, these guys will have a go at overtaking anywhere. They catch out veteran drivers, highly experienced men who have been racing for years. It is a joy to watch.
Hopefully Sauber will be able to get the most out of this line up and move up the Constructorsí Championship table before the end of the season and fingers crossed they will keep hold of the drivers for another season at least.
It will definitely be a ride watching these two developing over the next few years and I, for one, will enjoy every minute of it!