Then comes race day. McLaren front row with Hamilton first and Button second. Redbull three rows back. Ferrari nowhere to be seen...
Jenson Button beats Hamilton at the start and sets sail. Vettle takes over 2nd from Hamilton late in the race with a safety car (full course yellow) pit stop and that's how it finishes, Button, Vettle, Hamilton.
McLaren is ecstatic, what a difference a good, reliable winter makes (as opposed to last year). Redbull pulls out a podium, down perhaps but not anywhere near out. Outstanding midfield full of hungry competitors.
F1 this season is going to be awesome!
John Q. Public
Mercedes' Schumacher third (give a multiple past champion [obvious hall of famer to boot] a good car and see what happens).
Ferrari in the distance (notwithstanding Alonzo's "herculean efforts.") Massa is just about done (if there is any justice in the world, after taking a coil spring to the head at 180 mph, I hope he has a good retirement program, or workers' comp claim).
Thank goodness for DVR. I don't have to set my alarm for 3:00 am like back in 2007. Speed Channel rocks.
I predict a close season for drivers and constructors without the blown diffuser. Rear ends are squirrelly at this point.
I saw your post OV before I watched the race, and I must admit I was confused. Then the rain in Malaysia changed everything for Ferrari.
Alonzo, Perez, Hamilton.
Vettle out of the points...OMG. Still I won't count Redbull out.
Stick a fork in Massa, he is just about done.
This is gonna be a great season.
I believe the Austin track will be built and it will host many great races. The owners suing each other is not a good sign though. Bernie at the head of F1 is kinda fickle, he does not like that kind of thing. Another track is being built in New Jersey. And although Bernie would like a US Grand Prix, he doesn't NEED one.
[Off topic, and probably worthy of another thread if I wasn't so lazy, Indy cars are no longer open wheel racing.]