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2010 Australia Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: As long as Red Bull keeps faltering, this is going to be quite a battle up front.

EVENT: The Australians sure love their Formula 1.

RACE: Much better than Bahrain, thanks to the rain. Much, much better.

TRACK: Adelaide will always be better.

START: Typical Australia. With or without rain.

BUTTON: Gets spun around at the start. Miraculously, everybody misses him. Pits for a new front wing. Goes on slicks before everyone else. Slides off course on said slicks. Wins race. Now, there's a formula for success. Oh, and outpaces and outsmarts his teammate from qualifying to the race , which we said last race could very well happen at times.

HAMILTON: A little frustrated there, eh Lewis. But wow, what a move on Rosberg.

MCLAREN: Got one right. Got one wrong. Horribly wrong.

KUBICA: Robert put in the drive of the race.

MASSA: Start of the year so far.

ALONSO: Need to be a little more careful with room at the start, Fernando.

FERRARI: Like clockwork for the second race in a row.

ROSBERG: Another fifth place finish. Consistency. A foreign concept for Nico when at Williams.

WEBBER: A mistake filled race in front of his countrymen, culminated with running up the back of Hamilton.

SCHUMACHER: Schooled by a Virgin.

VETTEL: Let down. Again!

RED BULL: It appears more and more likely, the car will be the number one obstacle in Vettel's championship hunt.

KOBAYASHI: Sucks to lose your front wing.

SAUBER: Parts of the car are supposed to stay on the car.

HULKENBERG: Probably never knew what hit him.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Decisions.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 20 -- The approximate number of cars that missed Jenson Button when he got turned around at the start.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: No Australian has won their home grand prix since it's been part of the World Championship. The last Aussie to do so was Alan Jones in 1980 when it was part of the Australian Drivers' Championship, which used F1 cars.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Jenson Button on his first thought of his decision that would ultimately win him the race, "When I went into the pit lane, I thought I had made a catastrophic decision as it was soaking wet in the pit lane."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Lewis Hamilton's bluntness on the radio on his team's decision that cost him the race, "Whose call was it to bring me in? It was a terrible idea."

SCHEDULE: Off to Malaysia to see whether Australia was a fluke for the new rules.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Button 58
2. Kubica 58
3. Massa 58
4. Alonso 58
5. Rosberg 58
6. Hamilton 58
7. Liuzzi 58
8. Barrichello 58
9. Webber 58
10. Schumacher 58
11. Alguersuari 58
12. de la Rossa 58
13. Kovalainen 56
14. Chandhok(R) 53
R Glock 41
R di Grassi(R) 26
R Vettel 25
R Sutil 9
R Petrov(R) 9
R Senna(R) 4
R Buemi 0
R Hulkenberg(R) 0
R Kobayashi 0
R Trulli 0

Time of Race
1:33:36.531

Margin of Victory
12.034 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 4 laps

Lead Changes
3 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders
Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber

Fastest Race Lap
Mark Webber

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Alonso 37
2. Massa 33
3. Button 31
4. Hamilton 23
5. Rosberg 20
6. Kubica 18
7. Vettel 12
8. Schumacher 9
9. Liuzzi 8
10. Webber 6
11. Barrichello 5

  Team Pts.
1. Ferrari 70
2. McLaren 54
3. Mercedes 29
4. Red Bull 18
  Renault 18
6. Force India 8
7. Williams 5
 
 

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2015 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Hungary Belgium Italy
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Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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