Savouring the qualifying sandwich
Well, what a quali session that was! It's incredible just how dramatic they have been so far this season.
Lewis was the hard luck story in Oz, it was Massa the Unfortunate in Malaysia, Kubica is struggling here - and that's before we even start to talk about the front of the grid...Button's double pole, then the Red Bull-Alonso sandwich today...it's almost all too much!
I tell you what was also pretty dramatic. After Q3 we were suffering camera breakup in the paddock so had to semi-sprint to another area whilst talking to DC and Mike before the drivers' press conference. Pretty hairy stuff but I'm starting to get used to that and it's all part of the fun!!
Of course we all miss EJ but I thought Mike did great. I really enjoyed his lowdown on the diffusers and it's a perfect time to include a man with 20 years of F1 design experience...and great to get DC's insight when wandering down the pit lane...he's so at home in that environment after all these years.
I hope you enjoyed our early morning saunter from garage to garage, it's the first time we've tried it and what you see there is quite interesting. Hope it was due reward for you being up so early.
Anyway, fingers crossed you'll all have your alarms primed for 6.55am...looking forward to another race which hopefully will live up to the drama of qualifying!
It's now 9.30pm here so on with the script... good job my rooms got a coffee machine!