Tony Dodgins' 2011 Formula 1 almanac

Tony Dodgins' 2011 Formula 1 almanac

As we get ready for the opening round of the 2011 Formula 1 world championship in Melbourne,Tony Dodgins takes a distinctly light-hearted look ahead at how the new season might - or might not - unfold...

March: Melbourne, Thursday afternoon: Tall, lithe figure is spotted with Martin Brundle on the approach to Turn 11. It's Usain Bolt giving instruction on how to do 100m in 33 strides and 9.58s as Brundle prepares to make his own bolt – from grid to comm' box.

Nick Heidfeld takes pole position. Brundle grabs him on the grid and asks what he expects in the race. "It's not easy to know where everybody ranks," Heidfeld says. "That's not easy for him to say either..." says comm box debutant David Coulthard, and immediately gets a yellow card.

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