Last season was like one big sending off party for Michael Schumacher and now we're suffering from the hangover.
As I've often said, or at least tried to say, is that the on track action is really only part of the appeal of formula one. The over-reaching story is the most interesting part. And once you become invested in the story you find it hard to tear yourself away. Because unlike a soap or professional wrestling formula one isn't scripted.
But the end of a chapter (or considering it's scope volume) means the has been a little lull as everyone gets used to the idea that Michael isn't coming back. But in the aftermath everyone has shifted around using this chance to grab their moment at the top.
The big question for a year almost already defined by change is: do you want to be the most stable or the most radical?