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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