Finally – after a very long four months Formula 1 racing is back!
And just to keep things interesting the Australian weather created a two-parter for Qualifying with Quali 2 & 3 being postponed until Sunday morning. Sebastian Vettel managed to put in the fastest lap and put “Hungry Heidi” on the pole for this season’s first race.
Unfortunately for the three time World Champion, Heidi wasn’t very kind to her tires and wasn’t able to match the pace of Ferrari or Lotus. It was Kimi Räikkönen and Lotus’s two stop strategy that took home the win. Alonso managed second with Vettel taking up the third position.
Hopefully, Newey and the crew can figure out where the Red Bull’s speed has gone by the time we race in Malaysia in one week’s time.