With the teams sorted, I'm moving on to the personalities of the sport. The supposedly best drivers in the world in 2012 (and a well funded Venezuelan) are headed by Sebastian Vettel, who took his third championship. He may have taken the title but the story isn't quite that simple.
If you're new to Formula One, there is a number that may be helpful to know and that's 640kgs. The reason this is an important number, or weight, is that it represents the total weight a F1 car must weigh at all times.
The 2014 campaign is a daunting issue... so much so that Ferrari have developed two distinct teams to focus on 2013 and 2014 at the same time.
Last week I started my review of the 2012 Formula One Season by ranking the teams in my view from 12th to 7th. I am concluding the teams review with the better half of the table this week with places 6th to 1st.
With the news this week that Jonathan Price's Gifted Group have been given a memorandum of understanding to work with the UCI on "the development of the professional road cycling calendar" alarm bells have been ringing throughout the sport.
This may come as a bit of a controversial declaration but I believe the United States Grand Prix in Austin should be the season-ending race for Formula One.
It all comes down to 15 points.
An F1 driver's job is to race cars - shouldn't we just let them do that?
Formula One has a certain amount of specification to it and there is no doubt about that fact but unless it becomes a much more regulated and specified sport, like NASCAR, it will be very difficult to avoid the development war which will escalate costs and separate the herd of have's and have not's.
It would be sad to see Cosworth leave F1 but current economic times are such that it may be more than just an engine supplier leaving the sport.
In almost every international tournament, Britons baying for success end up disappointed, often before the event is even half way through. As a nation, we stand these people - who regularly end up in the newspaper for one nightclub misdemeanour or another, one extramarital trifling or another, or the occasional on-pitch inappropriate remark - on pedestals and eulogise them as pillars of our nation.
Lewis grew up in the McLaren system and has been a part fo their driver stable for 14 years but there comes a time when young man must make the decisions, good ro bad, that will define his own career on terms he feels he has singlehandedly chosen.
It must have taken quite a sales pitch to convince Lewis that success lies away from McLaren, a team he has been nurtured by since a young age. Many will claim he has followed the dollar signs, and the media will only focus on that - I say bollocks to that.
We could argue about the origin of Grand Prix racing and the French could have a very good case but in modern times there is little question that the United Kingdom is the proper home of Formula One.
It is quite rare that I read something and for it to elicit such an emotional response, but when coming across a blog recently accusing the sheer stature of Formula 1 not being considered a sport it was not something I could simply ignore.
Whether you are a fan of Ferrari or its boss, Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian head of Fiat is thinking outside of the box and for good reason. I recently commented on a statement McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh made about Formula One just now discovering this new technology called the "interweb" and how it may be used to generate new and exciting ways to connect with fans.