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Re: Australia Race
Posted by: SydneyF1Fan
Date: 18/03/2019 01:58
Thanks Whitey! Whitey = Good Guy in my view too. Heart and passion in the right place - just gets a bit over-excited with his posts sometimes (all the time???)!

Interesting race. Sad to see Williams' demise, but at least they finished and have now had a full test run now on all 3 tyres, so hopefully they can build positively from here and quickly fix the "fundamental issue" highlighted by GR. It's going to be a long road from here, though.

Bravo Bottas - dominating race and great to see his ego boosted. Apparently an issue with LH's chassis, so will be interesting to see how things go next race. I suspect LH will be back with a vengeance. Hopefully Bottas' "head-psyche" can keep him believing in himself.

Ferrari a big disappointment after the pre-season hype. Hope they can regroup to find the gap back to Merc and have a true 3-way with RBR. Great first Ferrari race from Leclerc - Seb is going to have his work cut-out this year once LEC gets more comfortable with the car.

Haas certainly have a strong car. Have a better understanding of their background and challenges having watched "Drive to Survive" on Netflix (a must-watch for anyone who hasn't seen it yet). TV reporters living in fear of Guenther dropping the F-bomb on live TV now!

Renault looks to be behind Haas at this stage, but hopefully can find the gap. Disappointing start for Dan. Would have been fascinating to see the match-up with Nico, who has owned him so far in practice and quali. Alan Jones said Dan was having issues with the brake set up this weekend, so hopefully he adjusts to that. Hope they smooth out the gutter in the grass run-off area at the start - that could have caused an horrific accident for Dan and others.

Well done Norris too - fantastic qualifying. Bet Alonso was crying after that! Race didn't quite pan out for him, but looking forward to seeing his progress in the season.

I loved the battle and intrigue of the 1 point for fastest lap. No one was quite sure whether to go for it or what to do in this first race, but it's going to throw out some interesting strategy decisions. Toto said he banned the drivers from going for it pre-race, but changed his mind after Bottas scored it. Horner said they were considering bringing Gasly in for new tyres at the end just to "steal" the point from Top 10 opponents, so no one got it, which was an interesting twist.

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