Merry Christmas from Formula1.com 20 Dec 2010
The 2010 season saw five drivers from three teams score wins, with four of them still in the hunt for the championship at the very last race, where the title was claimed by the sports youngest ever champion - Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel. Some say it was Formula Ones best-ever season. Whether you agree or not, its certainly been unforgettable.
And as 2010 draws to a close, we'd like to thank you for your support over the past 12 months and wish our all our users the very best for the Christmas period.
Needless to say the first few weeks of 2011 already look set to be busy ones, as the teams gear up to unveil and trial their new machines in Februarys first test sessions, ahead of the opening round of the new season, the Bahrain Grand Prix, on March 13.
Will 2010s new teams - Lotus, HRT and Virgin - take the fight to the midfielders and establish themselves as point-scoring contenders? Will the revamped regulations, including the banning of F-ducts and double diffusers and the introduction of KERS and adjustable rear wings, make a difference to the success of the frontrunners? Or will the switch from Bridgestone to Pirelli tyres shake up the field?
Will Red Bull prove to be just as unstoppable as they were this year or will McLaren and Ferrari emerge from the winter break reenergised and ready to tackle the young upstarts from Milton Keynes? And can Michael Schumacher finally get to grips with his Mercedes?
One thing we can be assured of is that its going to be a thrilling season, especially with the addition of the Indian Grand Prix boosting the calendar to a record 20 rounds.
We will, as always, keep you informed of all the developments from the world of Formula One racing in the build-up to the new season, so stay in touch with Formula1.com in the countdown to Bahrain for the very latest updates.
In the meantime, have a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!