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AAAAARGH!!! That will teach me to read your blog MOA. Now I know the qualifying order... :(
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Jenson Button wins action packed Australian Grand Prix

Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix from second on the grid, getting the jump on team mate Lewis Hamilton into the first corner as third place starter, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean was forced off the track and into retirement by Williams’ Pastor Maldonado on the second lap.

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A very enjoyable read, as always MOA.

Williams looked properly quick with the Renault lump in the back, hoping for good points for Williams this season, hopefully Senna will live upto his famous surname and score some good points in future races, frankly he was piss-poor at the Australian GP.


I don't think we really got a chance to see how well Bruno Senna stacks up to Pastor Maldonado in Melbourne. Qualifying 14th certainly didn't help the Brazilian's cause, and it was a costly position to be in at Turn 1. This is where Senna's race was wrecked. Even his comeback was thwarted by an encounter with the woeful Felipe Massa. Maldonado had a much clearer run, and was mightily impressive until the final lap. I hope things run a lot smoother for the Grove boys in Sepang.

Fernando Alonso will be very happy with fifth place after starting for 12th place in an ill handling Ferrari, it definitely is the Spaniard’s ability that secured fifth place for Ferrari, this is proved by Felipe Massa’s lack of pace all weekend in an identical car, time for Massa to leave Maranello?


I definitely think it's time for Felipe Massa to leave Maranello! The bell has been tolling for long enough now. Alonso dumped his Ferrari in the gravel and STILL managed to out-qualify Massa! And in the race, the Brazilian was as bad as ever... way off the pace, and a battering ram for his competitors. His retirement is long overdue.
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As predicted, live F1 viewing figures down 75% in UK!

The viewing figures for Sky television’s live F1 coverage have been announced and it is no surprise that the viewership is down 75% for the live race compared to the same time period in 2011 during the live BBC coverage. Sky television’s new F1 channel only attracted an average of 526,000 viewers between 4:30am and 9am with a peak of 1.02m as Jenson Button took the chequered flag.

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Fernando Alonso wins rain interrupted Malaysian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso took an unexpected victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix from eighth place on the starting grid while Australian GP winner Jenson Button had a nightmare race, colliding with the HRT of Narain Karthikeyan then struggled with his intermediate tyres, finishing well out of the points. Sauber’s Sergio Perez came very close to winning the race but made a small mistake at turn 13 losing five seconds to Alonso late on! Lewis Hamilton finished third despite starting from pole!

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Fernando Alonso wins rain interrupted Malaysian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso took an unexpected victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix from eighth place on the starting grid while Australian GP winner Jenson Button had a nightmare race, colliding with the HRT of Narain Karthikeyan then struggled with his intermediate tyres, finishing well out of the points. Sauber’s Sergio Perez came very close to winning the race but made a small mistake at turn 13 losing five seconds to Alonso late on! Lewis Hamilton finished third despite starting from pole!

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Good blog again, MOA, we clearly come from the same school of thought with regards to the incidents with Karthikeyen :wink:
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myownalias wrote:
Fernando Alonso wins rain interrupted Malaysian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso took an unexpected victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix from eighth place on the starting grid while Australian GP winner Jenson Button had a nightmare race, colliding with the HRT of Narain Karthikeyan then struggled with his intermediate tyres, finishing well out of the points. Sauber’s Sergio Perez came very close to winning the race but made a small mistake at turn 13 losing five seconds to Alonso late on! Lewis Hamilton finished third despite starting from pole!

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Good blog again, MOA, we clearly come from the same school of thought with regards to the incidents with Karthikeyen :wink:

Yes, Karthikeyan was blameless on both counts, at least JB had the decency to put his hands up and accept blame, unlike Vettel, as for the stewards, what the :censored: ?
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Rosberg wins as bungled McLaren pit stop ruins Button’s chances!

Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai from pole position with a 20 second margin as he took the chequered flag. I’m really happy for Rosberg, he has driven brilliantly overall since joining Mercedes from Williams in 2010, a mature controlled drive from the German and just for a change Mercedes hit the ‘sweet spot’ to reduce tyre wear massively from previous races!

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Vettel claims first 2012 pole in Sakhir, Bahrain

Amidst the protests and violence around the circuit, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel claimed his first pole position of the year, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton will start alongside the German, crossing the line just under 1/10th of a second slower ahead of Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber who was a further 1/10th of a second adrift. Jenson Button will line up alongside Webber on the second row!

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Vettel becomes fourth Grand Prix winner in 2012!

F1 2012 has been very unpredictable and today’s race in Bahrain was no exception with Sebastian Vettel becoming the fourth winner in four races this season; leading from pole on the grid to taking the chequered flag! Kimi Raikkonen led Romain Grosjean in a Lotus 2 – 3, their first double podium since ’79, it’s a different team but it’s nice to see the legendary marque back at the front!

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Pastor Maldonado starts from pole after Hamilton disqualification!

Pastor Maldonado will start from pole position for the first time in his Formula 1 career ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Lotus’ Romain Grosjean. Lewis Hamilton who qualified in pole, half a second faster than Maldonado, was disqualified from qualifying after he ran out of fuel on his in-lap which breaches the rules, which was compounded by McLaren being very cagy about the fuel issue; Hamilton will start from last on the grid, which some may consider harsh but rules are rules!

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Maldonado wins Spanish Grand Prix as Alonso challenge fades

Most predicted that Pastor Maldonado would fall back at the start and he did by one place as Fernando Alonso charged up the inside; but when it counts, at the chequered flag; Maldonado was the first to cross the line. Great drive from the Venezuelan and great strategy from the Williams F1 Team, I really couldn’t be happier for Sir Frank Williams and his team after last seasons low point and the 8 years since the last win for Williams F1, Juan Pablo Montoya in Brazil back in 2004.

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Schumacher fastest but Webber starts from pole!

Michael Schumacher claimed his first pole position since his return to Formula One but because of his five place grid penalty for driving into the back of Bruno Senna in Spain; the German will start from sixth place on the grid. Schumacher’s penalty promotes Red Bull’s Mark Webber upto pole position alongside the German’s Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. While Lewis Hamilton starts third right behind Webber; I would suspect that Hamilton fancies his chances given Webber’s history of poor starts; but it’s a short run down to turn one, so Webber may survive past turn one!

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Mark Webber becomes sixth Grand Prix winner in Monaco!

Mark Webber took a pole to flag victory in Monaco to become the sixth Grand Prix winner of 2012 fighting off a train of competitors in the final ten laps as scattered showers made the track slippery, 6.1 seconds covered the top six, Webber, Rosberg, Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton and Massa.

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Red Bull to revise floor after fully enclosed holes deemed illegal!

After passing scrutineering in Bahrain, Spain and Monaco, suddenly the “fully enclosed holes” in the floor at the rear of the RB8 chassis is illegal and Red Bull will need to revise the floor design before the Canadian Grand Prix in a weeks time. This indicates to me that the FIA scrutineers and technical delegates have a fundamental lack of understanding of the technical regulations!

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