Yes, F1 under the watchful eye of head honcho and degenerate Bernie Ecclestone F1 has been on a downward slope.F1 started going down the pooper three or four years ago. This year, I've barely even watched the races any more.
See, I'd even argue this very point. Without one or more clear superstars, all we've had recently is a fair number of "pretty good" drivers, which, IMHO, doesn't cause the same extreme thrills from a talent perspective.The races are still good
I understand that argument and I understand that it's likely that a majority of fans feel that way, but personally still I feel compelled to compare excitement and talent in an absolute sense, not simply relative to the current playing field. I'd rather watch 3 super awesome drivers/teams, vs. 8 "good" drivers/teams.^ Yes and No.
The lack of a supremely dominant team or driver has made for an interesting season, I personally like it.
It seems that anyone of 10 different driver could win any race, versus a few seasons ago when it felt like only three drivers had a shot at winning a race.
Plus, the end of last season was the first time in over a decade that championship was decided by the outcome of the last race which made for an exciting final race.