A week ago the 2013 Formula 1 season finally came to a close in Brazil. As witnessed in the previews 8 races, Sebastian Vettel took the win and completed a very dominant season in style. Brazil also marked the end of Mark Webber’s successful F1 career. It is truly sad to see him retire from F1 as he was basically the only one who openly and honestly shared what was on his mind and how he saw things. I hope his time at Porsche where he’ll drive in the WEC and in Le Mans will be a success.
I am glad this season is over now. It was McLaren’s worst season ever in which they failed to score a win or even a podium and finished only 5th in the Constructors Championship. This tough season for McLaren was even more sad as the team celebrated their 50th birthday.
So from that point of view it is good this painful season is over. Next year can’t be any worse and will be very exciting given the drastic rule changes. Furthermore McLaren announced a driver change a few weeks ago. Instead of Sergio Perez we’ll see Kevin Magnussen alongside Jenson Button. I am very excited to see how Kevin will do in comparison to Jenson. After seeing him win the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in brilliant fashion I have very little doubt he will be quick and able to challenge Jenson and the rest of the field.