Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hamilton's 50th Pole in anti-climax qualifying

Hamilton Scores 50th Pole in Anti-climax Qualifying

The Australian F1 Grand Prix is the first race of the season. Today it was perhaps the most anti-climax start to a season as the Qualifying was bizarre.

Normally there is a mad race to start your last lap before the chequered flag is waved. Today there was no activity at all. Most of the drivers were eliminated. Ferrari decided that they can't better the timings and didn't come out again. There was no action. We had time to take a few winks, so to speak. Fans are asking what happened.

F1 was too complicated to understand with the frequent rule changes. The qualifying was one of the most followed aspects of the race. It used to be good to watch. Now, instead of fixing F1, they messed up with the one part of F1 which was ironically working and didn't need fixing.

They tried to create more action but forgot that these are real cars and not robots or puppet dancing. It is just terrible to watch. F1 authorities (Bernie are you listening? ) seem to be in a race to increase their stupidity quotient.

Rio Haryanto is penalised 3 grid slots for pit lane collision with Romain Grosjean in the Final Practice 3 today morning.

For the records, the following is the Qualifying results in Australian F1 Grand Prix 2016:

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes
3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
4. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
5. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso
6. Felipe Massa, Williams
7. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso
8. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull
9. Sergio Perez, Force India
10. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India
11. Valtteri Bottas, Williams
12. Fernando Alonso, McLaren
13. Jenson Button, McLaren
14. Jolyon Palmer, Renault
15. Kevin Magnussen, Renault
16. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber
17. Felipe Nasr, Sauber
18. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull
19. Romain Grosjean, Haas
20. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas
21. Rio Haryanto, Manor
22. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor

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