Mark Hughes: brilliant Raikkonen takes first blood

Mark Hughes: brilliant Raikkonen takes first blood

Talk that Red Bull would dominate the season opener proved highly inaccurate as an intriguing Australian Grand Prix was won emphatically by a brilliant Kimi Raikkonen and his Lotus. Mark Hughes reviews the race

The three guys on the podium, with the cheering Melbourne crowd swarming the track beneath them, had each delivered classic performances, reflecting perfectly their respective characters.

Kimi Raikkonen, the victor, had clinically and unemotionally used the only car that seemed immune to the spectacular tyre graining that was the bane of everyone else's weekend.

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