Australian Grand Prix : Looking back at Race

on March 21 2012 3:05 PM
Australian Grand Prix : Looking back at Race

The first race of the season is always exciting.

Mclaren came out the best of the pack at Albert Park with a flawless display. All this while during the winter testing, they were the team without much fanfare about the new car. But good to see the Woking based team to win. Button and Hamilton seem like a good team as we really do not want an Alonso - Hamilton kind of rivalry between drivers, that just spoils the work of an entire team.

Moving on to Ferrari...

Alonso drove his heart out in that car that does not look too convincing as per Ferrari's standards. Massa meanwhile has to impress his owners for a racing seat next year. We hope to see some better improvements in the car for the next races. It is hard to understand how a team like Ferrari that always got the race day setup to perfection is failing so regularly. They better answer these questions before the next race.

In the past two seasons Red Bull have stamped their authority on the circuit. They are reliable, drivers are competitive, excellent race strategy, a super energetic Vettel and the never say die Webber make for an ultimate combination. This year too, it looks like a Mclaren-Red Bull fight to the finish.

Williams have done reasonably well this year. This season also marks the return of the "Ice Man" Kimi. Good to see him come up from 17th on the grid to 7th. The way he drove was a lesson for rookies. Managed the tyres well and knew what he could expect from the car. Lotus have really pulled an ace in bringing Kimi aboard.

Force India need to improve to pose a serious threat as their race pace is something of a concern.

Eagerly waiting for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Will have to wait and watch which team overcomes the Malaysian heat.