Schumi is back… that is the biggest news from Formula 1 Championship this year. But, he will be racing against Ferrari. Yes… He is a Mercedes GP driver now. After surprising all people by making Jenson Button to become a world champion last year, Brawn GP is transformed in Mercedes GP, a Germany company, with Germany drivers including Michael Schumacher, the 7 time F1 champion. The other driver is Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld as backup driver.
And what about Jenson Button ? He will defend his title with McLaren team alongside Lewis Hamilton, where this team will have British drivers to chase another F1 championship trophy. So, two world champions within one team ? It will be exciting to see whether this Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button combination will be better than Lewis Hamilton – Fernando Alonso combination two years ago.
So, will it be Germany vs England for F1 Championship this year? I don’t so. Ferrari is mature now. They have focused on the development or 2010 car since last year. They don’t want to repeat the same mistakes by focusing on F1 championship in 2008 where it cost them year 2009. So far, the development is running toward the right direction where Ferrari cars is ruling this 2010 practice session.
With Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa behind the wheel, Ferrari looks like a very strong contender this year. And don’t forget Redbull. They are one of two teams that surprise all world in 2009 season by delivering Sebastian Vettel as F1 2009 season runner up.
And it is very pity that Kimi Raikkonen left this 2010 season when all F1 world champions in this decade are still racing each other. I hope that he will join 2011 season. And there is a rumour that he will be back behind Redbull wheel next year.
New teams and new rules are things that will make this 2010 season is different than previous seasons. There are for teams that have approval to join this 2010 season. Those are Virgin, Lotus, Campos and US. But only Virgin, Lotus and Campos that will participate in 2010 season. US has asked the F1 council permission to not participate in this season. Campos also change its name into Hispania Racing Team, which followed the name of their new investor.
The other significant change that has been made is the scoring system. Now, the winner of any F1 races will get 25 points. And the top 10 drivers will get points instead of 8 drivers last year.
And also you won’t see any dramas that occasionally happened when F1 cars are refuelling in pitstop. F1 council has banned any refuelling during races.
New teams, new drivers, new scoring points system have made me to make major changes in my F1 spreadsheet. Basically this spreadsheet is finished about a month ago, before my World Cup 2010 spreadsheet. But, I delayed the posting because I am waiting the final statement from FIA regarding the new rules, teams, and drivers, where they just released it less than two weeks before the first race in Sakhir, Bahrain.
There is no major changes in my spreadsheet layout. I just extended the “Race Result” worksheet to accommodate the top ten drivers who will get points because the previous spreadsheet only can accommodate the top eight drivers.
In “Team and Driver Standings” worksheet, I add a new columns which will show you driver nationality flags and standings movement. The “Schedules and Podium Results” and “Team and Driver” worksheets are remain the same with the previous 2009 F1 worksheets.
You can download this F1 2010 Schedule and Scoresheet file below.
Formula 1 2010 (589.5 KiB, 9,200 hits)