Lewis Hamilton scored a brilliant pole position today in Melbourne, edging out team mate Jenson Button. Romain Grosjean confirmed the promise that Lotus have threatened to show by scooping up 3rd on the grid, ahead of a resurgent Michael Schumacher and the two Red Bulls, who appear to be suffering with poor traction at low speed.
With strategies promising to be more mixed up this season, calling the race result is still almost impossible. One thing to look out for over the next few races, however, is this sparkly new Mercedes. Both drivers admitted to mistakes on their fastest runs, and they’re easily fastest through the speed traps.
With Malaysia and China both full of long straights, could we see a clear frontrunner (at least in qualifying) in the form of the German manufacturer? What price a long-awaited pole/podium for Michael Schumacher in a week’s time…
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