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Is Sebastian Vettel Making Formula 1 a TV Turn-off Again?

Eleven years ago this month, the world of motorsport was reflecting on the culmination of a dismal 2002 Formula One season. That was the year Ferrari duo Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello swept all before them, with 11 and four wins apiece. Schumacher finished every race on the podium, winning the title at a canter. Ferrari, as ESPN notes, scored the same number of points as every other team combined. ESPN also quotes the race's scathing review in the Daily Mail, which read: "If proof were needed that F1 is becoming a television turn-off, yesterday's season-ending Japanese-Grand Prix was the perfect example—a Michael Schumacher masterclass and Ferrari one-two with dramatic content of zero."   Sticking with that beli...

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