Here is what you all have been waiting for since that next greatest thing happened! Formula One is on again and what a interesting season it will be, with the new regulations its an open racing class again and not the international Ferrari mastership. All from the new qualifying sessions to the new motor and tire regulations, I feel this will turn out good for the championship.
So the first race of the season was run this sunday and Renault prooved that their car handles even better than previous seasons and now they have the raw power in their engine to make their R25 a real winner.
I was happily suprised by Red Bulls success, I wouldnt have expected such great performance from an "old Jaguar" this early. Hopefully Coulthard will finish on the podium next time and avoid the dreaded 4th place.
As for those red cars, Michael Schumacher did not impress. They do run last years car with a few modifications but Barrichello used the material much better and Michaels highway-driving these last few seasons have made him into somewhat of a dinosaur I think. He got himself knocked off the track by being arrogant, yet again he persuaded (or intimidated ) the track marshals to push him out again. This is the second time, will FIA really need to put in an ammendment to the rulebook that says "this includes Michael Schumacher as well"?
He wasnt a safetyhazard and such should have been force to take a scooter back to the pits. I hope the track personnel in Malaysia gets a more thorough rundown of the rules.
And speaking of Malaysia, I ask myself how many engines will survive the next competition. Malaysia is hot and humid and not a friendly enviroment for a already half finished engine
All in all I feel this will be the best season so far in this millenia
(PS. Who else thinks the new Mclaren is the nastiest thing to appear since that six-wheeled Tyrell? Those devil-horns... )