On Melbourne form we're in for a classic season

On Melbourne form we're in for a classic season

Melbourne suggested it's nip and tuck at the front between McLaren and Red Bull, Ross Brawn and Mercedes are up to something clever and Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber have found their mojo. All this has got Tony Dodgins excited for 2012

Melbourne suggests that we are in for a truly vintage F1 season. The nuances and sub-plots point to 2012 being endlessly fascinating.

While you have to be wary of reading too much into a sample of one, as Red Bull's Christian Horner put it – particularly a one-off traction/braking circuit at which McLaren is traditionally strong and without any downforce-priority, high-speed corners – the evidence suggests that Red Bull's dominance has gone.

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