With the 2005 season complete, it is time to look at the teams, reflecting on their changing fortunes and the satisfaction they have brought their fans this year. Comparing statistics is often an interesting place to start, so each team's performance from the last two years, along with the change between them, is being used as an indication of 'momentum' - and a starting point for a relative measure of "Fan Satisfaction".
This season, Renault started very strongly, demonstrating not only that they had done their homework regarding performance, but that the car had excellent reliability to boot. As the season progressed and McLaren resolved their performance issues, it became clear this would be a two-horse race; but careful management of resources and regular point scoring through the season, combined with determined effort at the end to do enough to finish on top, brought home the double crown.
From start to finish, the team maintained a united, focused approach, showing the teams with larger budgets that throwing money is not the only way to the front.