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Let's get this show on the road. :)

Should see great showings from the mid-field and an interesting fight between Mclaren, Ferrari, and Renault (if Alonso really was sandbagging) . We are certainly in store for a duel between Ferrari and Mclaren.
 

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I agree. I'm glad Alson left mclaren, hopefully now he'll shut up and we can enjoy some good racing. That being said, I'm a ferrari guy... but I have to agree with Sir Frank Williams on this

If the Ferrari is the better car this year, McLaren should be saying to themselves 'Thank god he [Hamilton] is not in a Ferrari, otherwise there would be no point going racing'.

I don't know Kimi well. He is a gifted driver, as good as anyone, but Kimi's weakness is that he is not that interested. So if a man of equal skill, let's say, turns up in an identical car, with one working harder than the other, it is more likely that that man would have the upper hand.
Maybe its Kimi's Finnish background, but to a public appearance, he doesn't seem to give a rats ass. I'd much rather see Massa win.
 

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Maybe its Kimi's Finnish background, but to a public appearance, he doesn't seem to give a rats ass. I'd much rather see Massa win.
They don't call him the "Iceman" for nothing.
 

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I agree. I'm glad Alson left mclaren, hopefully now he'll shut up and we can enjoy some good racing. That being said, I'm a ferrari guy... but I have to agree with Sir Frank Williams on this



Maybe its Kimi's Finnish background, but to a public appearance, he doesn't seem to give a rats ass. I'd much rather see Massa win.

Kimi's indifference is part of what makes him my favourite driver. I'm thankful to Ferrari for having helped him get his first championship that was so long overdue, but I'd much rather see him in a different team (namely, Williams).

As for this season, the midfield battle is where its at. Williams vs BMW vs Toyota vs Renault vs RedBull.

Sorry to say, but I sincerely hope BMW's car this year is a dog, and that Alonso doesn't even get to step on any rung of the podium.

The battle between Sebastian and Sebastien should be really good too, and im looking to see who gets my vote for rookie of the year (Nakajima vs Piquet Jr. vs Glock).

I hope Toyota may be able to pull a win out of the bag, as well as finish in P3/P4 next to Williams.
 

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Yea but he could still smile, once. I don't demand much, just a sign that maybe he appreciates or somewhat enjoys what he does? Please sir?
 

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Speaking of Kimi.

Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari set the initial pace as practice for the Australian Grand Prix opened today in Melbourne’s Albert Park, in 39 degrees Celsius ambient temperature and a healthy wind.

The first 45 minutes saw the Ferraris battling each other for fastest time, with Felipe Massa gaining that with 1m 27.524s ahead of Kimi Raikkonen 1m 27.709s. Behind them, the Toyotas looked quick, with Timo Glock on 1m 28.913s and Jarno Trulli 1m 29.014s.

Then the McLarens came out and Lewis Hamilton worked down to 1m 27.386s to go fastest. Right at the end Raikkonen did two laps quicker than that, the better of which was 1m 26.461s. That compared very favourably with his pole time of 1m 26.072s from last year despite the ban on traction control and engine braking.

Hamilton’s late response was 1m 26.948s, a difference of only 0.487s suggesting that the two teams are evenly matched. Heikki Kovalainen got off to a good start in the second MP4-23 with fourth fastest time of 1m 27.114s, just behind Massa, who had improved slightly to 1m 26.958s.

Mark Webber gave Red Bull a timely boost with a late fifth fastest run, of 1m 28.263s. That edged out Fernando Alonso, who got along well with the Renault R28 for 1m 28.360s. Robert Kubica was another late improver, lapping in 1m 28.579s in his BMW Sauber which bears distinctive nose fins atop the scuttle.

Glock’s 1m 28.913s stood up for eighth overall, with Sebastian Vettel pushing ahead of Trulli for the ninth best time. The German lapped his Toro Rosso in 1m 28.957s, beating the Italian’s 1m 29.014s.

Jenson Button looked better than expected in the Honda RA108 which he rowed round in 1m 29.124s for 11th ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella’s Force India (1m 29.230s), David Coulthard’s Red Bull (1m 29.301s), Sebastien Bourdais’ Toro Rosso (1m 29.363s), Rubens Barrichello's Honda (1m 29.533s) and Nick Heidfeld’s BMW Sauber (1m 29.561s). Coulthard’s car expired in the pits with a smoking gearbox, while Heidfeld stopped out on the circuit at Turn 10.

Adrian Sutil was 17th for Force India on 1m 30.155s and Nelson Piquet 18th for Renault on 1m 30.357s. The young Brazilian rookie had a difficult morning, bringing out the red flag briefly after spinning and stalling.

The Super Aguris did not go out until the end, Takuma Sato working down to 1m 31.048s for 19th, comfortably ahead of Anthony Davidson’s 1m 31.771s.

It wasn’t a good morning for Williams; Kazuki Nakajima lapped his FW30 in 1m 35.053s for 21st, while technical problems prevented Nico Rosberg from doing more than just three installation laps.
 

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I am currently in northern italy (about an hour from monza) and I NEED to watch this. I cant find which channel though. Frustrating!
 
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