The 2007 season continues to fascinate, and it's already clear that we are in for a vintage battle over the coming months. It's hard to recall another season where we had four drivers in two teams capable of winning races and winning the championship, while there's a third team that is close enough to keep the pacesetters on their toes and take advantage of any slip-ups.
The fact that it is so close exacerbates any problems, to the extent that someone can win one weekend and be as low as fifth the next. Anyone expecting control tyre racing to be boring has been proven wrong - making the car work to perfection on hard and soft tyres on the same afternoon is no easy matter.
It says a lot about the competitiveness of this season that in Bahrain Fernando Alonso found himself in the unusual (for him) position of finishing in the points, but not on the podium. That meant no FIA press conference or TV unilateral interviews. But full credit to the man, he was still willing to talk when he emerged from the scrutineering weight check, and he put on his best face.