re: F1 borefest
Just go watch Superbikes (or any bike racing for that matter). Lots of overtaking there.
F1 is like the Touring Car champs... ruined by rule changes. 15 years ago, the touring car champs were like stock cars. Lots of body contact and overtaking. Now it is a snorefest by comparison. I used to go to Thruxton as I only live 10 miles away but haven't been for years. I go to other types of events these days. Even Hillclimbs are more exciting than F1.