Online: F1's new feel-good factor

Online: F1's new feel-good factor

With the 'new-era' order in Formula 1 throwing up gems such as Sebastian Vettel, the F1 paddock now has a feel-good atmosphere not seen in years

It is all too easy, having seen two teams take their maiden Formula 1 victories this season and reigning constructors' champion Ferrari with a big 'nil points' to it name, to talk about a new era for the sport.

The new-for-2009 regulations have definitely turned things on their head, and meant that those teams who for so long achieved success through refinement rather than out-and-out genius are now having to lift their socks up and make amends.

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