Every November I become bereft at the loss of my weekend fix of F1 and look forward to March and the spine tingling introduction of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac which tells me it’s F1 season again. So, it’s only natural I’ve been glued to the BBC F1 website looking for snippets of info and some short clips of the new cars.
And this year they’re pretty new. New regulations and changes in technology means we’ve got all manner of things to look forward to, from 1.6-litre V6 turbos to hybrid energy-recovery systems, and not forgetting a nose only a mother could love. All the talk is currently about those crazy (ugly?) noses as the teams interpret and stretch the rules.
Despite the anteaters, broom handles and hoovers racing around the Jerez track, I can’t wait to see how this massive shake-up of rules is going to effect the 2014 season. Personally, I’ve got high hopes for Button and Alonso, not least because Red Bull seem to finally be hitting a rocky patch.