Recent Comments

Hugo on Eurosport beams Nations Cup matches: Really hoping Nigeria do well in this tournament b ...
Delivery Hero on England, France paired in Euro 2012: Can't wait for Euro 2012! ...
Wes on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Thanks Sybil, I think Man City cannot easily be di ...
Wes on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Thanks Bambo for the comment. I think its going to ...
Phil on 2011/12 English Premiership Preview: Good post, this looks like a very unpredictable se ...

Button impressive at Albert Park

McLaren's Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park for the second year in a row after an impressive drive.

Button won at the same circuit last year, a win that started a series of wins that helped him clinch the driver's title.

When the race begun I didn't imagine Button winning it especially as he started fourth on the grid behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

I still think however, that had Vettel not retired he would have won the race because at the time of his retirement he had a healthy lead.

After the procession of Bahrain in the first race of the season, Albert Park produced a race with action from start to finish.

I think the F1 management may have wished that this would have been a good first race for the season.

Joining Button on the podium were Renault's Robert Kubica and Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

Kubica started the race ninth on the grid and I think it was a good drive for him to hold off the Ferrari's to get second place and maintain it to the end.

Massa was just in front of his team-mate Alonso, Mercedes GP Nico Rosberg and former champion Lewis Hamilton could only finish sixth.

The clash between Hamilton and Webber made Hamilton drop one place to sixth and I think this is a race the former champion could have finished higher.

I think it was good to see Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi get points and behind him was Williams' Rubens Barrichello and the last two points places went to Webber and seven time champion Michael Schumacher.

I think Webber made far too many mistakes and maybe it was the pressure of this being his home grand prix.

The new points system is good because winning a race is now very crucial because you get a 7 point cushion from second place compared to two in the last system.

Also going to tenth place means there is a lot to fight for even for cars in twelfth position because they need to recover two place to at least get a point.

The next race will be at Sepang next weekend.

Post a comment:


(required, but not published)


Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail