The season finishes with a lot of uncertainty, many drivers and unsigned and seats are empty. Schumi drove his last race in F1 (fingers crossed) having celebrated by driving round his outlap with a chequered flag and delivering a radio message to his supporters: "get ready to rumble".
Before Hamilton fills his seat at Mercedes, he told DC that McLaren is the best team. Onwards and upwards, eh?
Then the lights went out. Vettel's poor start meant he was in the pack and ripe for a collision. Whilst Massa and Alonso went out front, both Williams went out in lap one. There was lots teammate-on-teammate action during the race, McLarens, Red Bulls and Ferraris running close together and the Torro Rossos running in to each other.
The rain and poor pitstops through added spice into the mix. No two forecasts were the same or even informing of the same amount of rain currently falling. The thrills and spills kept coming so we were never sure who would win the drivers championship: Hulkenberg taking out Hamilton, Hulkenberg getting a drive-through penalty, drivers moving over. Ultimately Alonso couldn't have done more and why was Massa so upset on the podium?
It was a great race, a classic, ending the most competitive and tense seasons for a long, long while. Expectations are high for next year.