Gary Anderson's Melbourne blog

Gary Anderson's Melbourne blog

Former Formula 1 designer and AUTOSPORT's technical guru Gary Anderson shares his insight on the opening weekend of the 2011 season as the pecking order becomes clear in Melbourne

Sunday 27 March

The Australian Grand Prix weekend continued more or less as it started with Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull dominating from lights to flag. It is the best start to the season Red Bull has ever had and the other potential frontrunning teams will be taking the long flight home to do a bit of head scratching.

At the end of the first lap of the race Vettel was 2.5 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton and one of the biggest worries for the other teams is how Red Bull and especially Vettel can get the tyres working that quickly to get that sort of performance.

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