I cannot answer your questions but I got into F1 because I don't sleep anymore and most of the races are on early on a Sunday morning (commercial free). Also, have a son and granddaughters living in the Netherlands so have to like tulips, speed skating and their native son, Max. Turn on ESPN2 at 11 am (night race in Bahrain so 11 am on east coast); it'll be raining here (and probably in Bristol) anyway. No mud on windshields and pit stops are incredible. Others may disagree but Max in his younger days was brash and aggressive (the Dr. in the Freightliner 6) and Lewis Hamilton was the favorite (still is) and the 'perfect' corporate socialite (the "Jet'). Mercedes has dominated; Red Bull almost there and Ferrari will eventually make a comeback. Not enough passing (some have said that about OCFS) but it's racing, even in the rain!