The Australian GP preview

The Australian GP preview

With the forgettable Bahrain Grand Prix consigned to the history book, Formula 1 is praying that the start to the 2010 season will improve at the typically chaotic Albert Park circuit. Mark Glendenning assesses its chances

Two weeks ago, we kicked off our introduction to the Bahrain Grand Prix by describing it as "one of the most eagerly-anticipated Formula 1 races in history".

That being the case, it's only fair to concede that it now also ranks among the most anti-climactic. But on the flipside, this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park should go a fair way towards providing an antidote to the Bahrain tedium. If it helps, try thinking of Bahrain as a pre-season test that counted towards the championship, and pretend that Melbourne is the real 2010 curtain-raiser.

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