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    Lewis Hamilton leads all-McLaren front row at the Australian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton got McLaren's bid to topple Red Bull in the 2012 Formula 1 title race off to a flying start as he took a commanding pole position for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, ahead of team-mate Jenson Button, while world champion Sebastian Vettel was only sixth.

    Hamilton's 1m24.922s lap in Q3 put him 0.7 seconds clear of his rivals at first, and proved unbeatable.

    Romain Grosjean took a spectacular third for Lotus on his F1 return, while Michael Schumacher achieved his best qualifying result for Mercedes in fourth, and the Red Bulls had to settle for row three, with Mark Webber outqualifying Vettel.

    Further back, Ferrari's fears of an awful start to the campaign came true as neither of its cars reached the top 10, and Kimi Raikkonen's F1 comeback got off to a surprisingly bad start as he was eliminated in Q1.

    Hamilton looked assured of pole after his first Q3 run, and although his rivals closed in, none could match his time.

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    I am very happy with the decision to uphold the 107% rule in regard to the HRT's, having them on the track is dangerous.
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    Yes 107% is a good thing.
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    The "Six Champions" feature was idiotic. I found the segment insulting and excruciating.

    They are now describing the grid and now the Speed announcers are carrying on about the world champions. Enough already.

    I am already thinking of not watching the US GP unless I can find a feed not in English, because Speed/Fox are insufferable.

    Varsha just repeated the champions thing yet again. Mercy.
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    Sorry but I am not doing well at all. Hobbs just commented about Vettel chasing Schumacher, and was apparently absolutely compelled to say there are 9 championships between them. This is no longer fun.

    I am going to fiddle with the SAP settings on my TV. I hope it's simulcast in Spanish. I do not understand Spanish.
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    I wonder how long Jenson & Lewis will remain to be friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    I wonder how long Jenson & Lewis will remain to be friends.
    Like everyone. Until women or money. Money changes everything.

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    Did you all realize that there have never been 6 world champions on the Grid before?
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    Well McLaren say that they realized at lap 8 that they had not put enough fuel in the cars. If they had the fuel In the cars their pace would have been better. If this is true then their true pace should be apparent in Malasia
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicWagon View Post
    Did you all realize that there have never been 6 world champions on the Grid before?
    Sigh... Mercy... Please... Argh...

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    Well McLaren say that they realized at lap 8 that they had not put enough fuel in the cars. If they had the fuel In the cars their pace would have been better. If this is true then their true pace should be apparent in Malasia
    I wonder if that's psychological warfare. We'll see. Although McLaren were very quick, Red Bull were not slow; they simply weren't absolutely dominant like they'd been last year. Truth be told it's Ferrari who were out to lunch. Merc improved, Lotus did great until they ran out of luck and real estate etc.
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    Yea I'd guess that Alonso had one of the best drives of his career today given his equipment.

    I still stick by my prediction that the Merc is a qualifying car but it might snag a win at one of the tracks with very long straights like Korea or even Malasia.
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    If Ferrari can't find the pace they will use Merc's creative ducting as an excuse to change the rules or alter DRS use somehow. Likely they will get quicker though and in tighter Grands Prix they will be hard to pass anyway.

    Damon Hill looked dignified. His father had the glam movie star look down.

    You know, the late James Hunt was a good commentator, and he'd not have carried on counting champions sixty times a lap. Those were the days.
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    The car may never find pace, the pullrod front suspension is not a new idea it's just a bad one.

    I doubt the rules will be changed they are free to copy the system if they can figure out what it even does.
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    I would pay good money for the dedicated channel and better commentary that SKY offers the Brits.
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    watched the race , very good etc

    i was impressed by Pastor Maldonado , just a shame he crashed on last lap !!
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