Pirelli seem to be getting much of the flak from the boredom of this weekends race. They brought conservative tyres that meant that the majority of the field only needed to stop once. Pirelli will rightly point out that they have also been criticized recently for bringing tyres that wear too quickly and make the race all about tyre management and pit stops rather than racing. For some reason, Pirelli is being victimized for doing exactly the job they were brought into F1 to do.
DRS has also been coping a lot of blame for creating excitement free overtaking. DRS was brought in to combat processional races. Unfortunately, it has lead to the art of overtaking being reduced to being able to get within a second of the car in front on the right part of the track.
In short, many of the gimmicks that have been introduced to spice up the show have lead to the show becoming rather bland. I blame tv. We racing fans complain about races. We complain about a lot of things. But, we all know that we will keep on watching no matter what. The problem is that the majority of money in F1 is made from the tv audience. The majority of the tv audience aren't racing fans. They are entertainment fans. They need something exciting to happen or they will change the channel. And here is the problem. Motor racing isn't always exciting. Sure cars go fast. But the fastest cars should win and the slowest should come last. What the tv audience doesn't get, and hopefully race fans do get, is that every now and then this doesn't go to plan and something exciting ensues.
Who remembers Hakkinen going around Schumacher and Zonta in one move at Spa in 2000? Who remembers that the only reason he needed to make that move was because he screwed up on a drying track and had one of the most amateurish looking spins I have ever seen? My point is, let motor racing happen as it should and the excitement will turn up. Lets get rid of DRS, KERS, compulsorily running both sets of tyres, and artificially wearing tyres, Let's get rid of all the gimmicks and lets have some racing. Even if that means the odd bore fest.