F1 by the fans – Australian GP according to Twitter

Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus took out the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (Photo: Lotus)
Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus took out the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (Photo: Lotus)
The Rolex Australian Grand Prix has been run and won and Twitter was again abuzz with chat, photo and media about what happened at the Albert Park circuit.
We start off with a plea to keep the race in Australia as a change in leadership in the State political party came in negotiations for the extended future for the race
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Due to the weather, qualifying was a shambles.  While Vettel couldn’t get it done in the race, he could get it done in qualifying.  Here is the quick lap.
The protocol was a little lost on the guy who sung (I use the term loosely) the Australian National Anthem before the race…
Undoubtedly the coverage from Network 10 was fantastic, though the cross promotion was, at times, cringeworthy for the Australian audience.  As was the grid.  This is why you need professionals.  Slick professionals.  Not people from sports or people from other walks of life.  We like professionalism.
Mark Webber fluffed the start.  They claimed he didn’t do many practice starts in pre season testing.  Not wise for a man who usually loses positions on the starts.  The press was not kind to the local hope.
Alonso would have thought he had the race covered.  He picked off most of his rivals.  This move on Hamilton was fantastic.
Raikkonen was at 9-1 for the win.  After Lotus showed so much potential in 2012, and only (just) won a GP, they started with bang this year, with all the front running rivals still on the road.
 Kimi’s legendary party habits have been noted in how he ‘does’ a podium, as this parody site explains…
And in a weekend where he got everything right, he didn’t quite get everything right…

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