The 2010 Formula One season dawned with anticipation. Many changes were in place around the sport and it appeared parity would be nearing an all-time high.
- A new, World Championship points system was utilized rewarding each race’s top ten finishers.
- Bridgestone was beginning their final year as tire supplier for the tour. The tire future was a question mark.
- Brawn GP, which manhandled the 2009 competition with a dominant title run by Jenson Button, was no longer in existence. The team was sold to Mercedes-Benz and then renamed Mercedes GP. Button moved over to McLaren and the crown-winning, former Brawn GP organization was facing a rebuild.
- Seven time F1 champion Michael Schumacher was coming out of retirement and strapping back into a cockpit in search of another title. And he was making his grand return in that new Mercedes GP team.
The point was that this was supposed to be the dawn of a new era, full of close competition and multiple teams battling for the World Championship.
Wide open, endless competitive possibilities…
Ready for a new time in Formula One filled with tight racing and mixed podiums…