In The Driver's Seat

Formula One's unpredictability has renewed appeal to its fans

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson launched a coruscating attack on Formula One recently via one of his social media outlets, suggesting that it is boring and required radical change. Clearly, he has not been watching recent races.

On Sunday the German Grand Prix served up a scintillating cocktail of changeable weather and track conditions, safety cars and virtual safety cars, incidents and strategic tyre stops for the best race of the season. One described almost universally by each of the 20 competing drivers as "crazy".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2019, with the headline 'F1's unpredictability has renewed its appeal to fans'. Subscribe