Australian GP: And who says they don't like street races?

For those who like wrecks, you got them. Low gripe because of cold temperatures and little runoff area made for an interesting race. It could have been more interesting if Kimi could have made time on Alonso and Webber didn't have a transmission failure. But there was enough interesting racing going on elsewhere in the field that it made for a pretty entertaining race.

It was amusing to listen to the onboard radio for Renault telling Fisi that Alonso is going 2 seconds faster a lap and that isn't acceptable. Don't they remember that all cars don't handle well in traffic? F1 insists on not using the undertray for downforce, therefore the wings generate turbulence. Even if Alonso was lapping traffic, that is a lot easier than competitive traffic.

I think the best moment of the race had to be watch Button's engine blowup in the a fireball. Seeing the onboard camera from Fisi's car shows how dirty his visor had to be. Some question Honda telling him to stop short of the finish and lose championship points.. I guess we'll all know how good of a move that was if they score well in the next round. No matter what they decided, I think hindsight was the best move :)

Suprises

  • There wasn't a blown Mercedes engine this weekend.
  • Ferrari unprepared by making the wrong tire choice.

  • Disappointments

    I can't say I was overly disappointed by anything in this race. Massa exit was disappointing, but it wasn't his fault. Maybe the disappointments should be more about qualifying position that put him in that spot.

    Rubens did have a very disappointing grid position, but ended in 7th. So since his string of disappointing races, getting points is a positive. Look at it this way, he beat his teammate in this race.

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