We finally get the 2011 F1 season off and running, with the Australian GP at Albert Park in Melbourne. Incidentally, the Oz GP has had problems itself, with much opposition from various groups in Melbourne, but nobody has been seen waving an AK 47 near the pits.
This weekend we will find out just which team has the fastest car, as you cannot put much credibility on the times set during testing. Fuel levels are not known, some times have been set on super-soft (qualifying) tyres, other teams have been sandbagging, and so it goes on. At one stage we had Sauber setting the fastest times with the rookie Maldonado at the wheel. However, it turned out that these were one lap wonders, running on a sniff of petrol only, and in Maldonado’s case, by missing the chicane altogether.
F1 season commences.
With the different time differential, the race begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday 27th and we will be watching in front of the big screen at Jameson’s Irish Pub (Soi AR, next to Nova Park) but come up Soi 4 off Second Road on your right hand side (just past Greg’s Kitchen on the right – note: Soi Half-Dozen is on the left and further up) and follow Soi 4 round to the right (about 100 m) and you will see Nova Park and Jameson’s on your left. Come and join us and try the new Sunday Roast Dinner.