Melbourne, opening of the 2012 Championship.
Eleven teams decided to play the lemmings game, producing the ugliest collective bunch of F1 cars in history. One team decided to go against the technical regulations' design diktat, produced a beautiful car, and won anyway.
McLaren: 1 - Lemmings: 0
One driver thought he was back on top of the world, after conquering pole position. His team mate made a perfect start, dashed into the lead and was never seen again.
Button: 1 - Hamilton: 0
Let's see what happens in Malaysia.
Australia 2012 GP
Wednesday, March 21
Japan 2011 GP
Thursday, October 13
Johannes Bernhardus Theodorus "Hans" Hugenholtz designed what is arguably the most challenging race track in the world, the Oriental Temple of Speed, Suzuka! Just ask any Formula 1 driver what his favorite track is. And no less than 17 World Champions have been crowned there... Now Sebastian Vettel has added his name to this legendary list, and at the age of 24 became the youngest ever double World Champion. It looked easy from the outside, but when you consider that Seb scored nine victories this season (so far), while team mate Webber, who is not known for his slow pace, scored none, you begin to realize that we are probably witnessing the birth of a truly outstanding race driver. Meanwhile, Jenson Button once again bluffed those who thought that he was just a smart and opportunistic driver: like great wines, he keeps getting better and better with time, and his pure speed has reached the highest level. And a Suzuka Master he now is...
Singapore 2011 GP
Tuesday, September 27
Day or night, fast circuits or slow ones, rain or dry, nothing can halt Sebastian Vettel's victorious path. Like a dark streak of lightning racing through the floodlit streets of Singapore, Seb's Red Bull machine destroyed the opposition with apparent ease. The ever amazing Jenson Button drove magnificently, Mark Webber missed his start as usual, the mighty Fernando Alonso was powerless, and Lewis Hamilton tangled again... History repeating itself. The stage is now set for Suzuka, the Oriental Temple of Speed where many World Champions have been crowned, and which should logically see Mighty Vettel take his second title in a row, the yougest driver ever to do so. Unless Button wins and Seb scores zero points of course, but the odds are pretty slim for that option...