March: I have to admit that before the Melbourne GP, I was very sceptical about this year’s F1 season. It really looked like Red Bull were in a class of their own, not only after winter testing but also on Friday after the first free practice sessions. They never looked like they were trying particularly hard during the tests and when it came to the first race weekend, the pace they showed straight out the box was very ominous for the rest of the pack and indeed for everyone watching.
The common consensus on Sunday afternoon was that if the two Red Bulls got to the first corner first, then nobody was going to see them again but on lap 3 we had a bit of a eureka moment. Felipe Massa set the fastest lap and it became clear that the Ferrari’s had genuine pace in the race. By lap 6, Kimi started to close on the leaders and all of a sudden, the Melbourne Grand Prix and indeed the 2013 F1 season came alive !