F1 season kicks off this weekend

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The first race of the season begins in Melbourne Australia this weekend. Only now will we see just how good or otherwise the teams really are.

McLaren have had a dreadful official testing over the last couple of months, and the following statistics table may surprise some of you.

DateDriverTeamTyresTimeGap
27-FebRosbergMercedesS01:22.8125.776 mph
28-FebHamiltonMercedesS01:23.00.23
1-MarBottasWilliamsSS01:23.10.271
28-FebMassaWilliamsSS01:23.30.47
28-FebRaikkonenFerrariSS01:23.30.484
1-MarVettelFerrariSS01:23.50.677
1-MarNasrSauberSS01:24.01.231
22-FebGrosjeanLotusSS01:24.11.275
28-FebSainzToro RossoSS01:24.21.399
26-FebEricssonSauberSS01:24.31.484
21-FebMaldonadoLotusSS01:24.31.556
1-MarVerstappenToro RossoSS01:24.51.735
20-FebRicciardoRed BullS01:24.61.782
28-FebHulkenbergForce IndiaSS01:24.92.147
22-FebKvyatRed BullS01:24.92.149
1-MarPerezForce IndiaSS01:25.12.321
28-FebMagnussenMcLarenS01:25.22.433
1-MarButtonMcLarenSS01:25.32.535
20-FebAlonsoMcLarenS01:26.03.169
20-FebPalmerLotusS01:26.33.488
21-FebWehrleinForce IndiaM01:27.34.541
19-FebWehrleinMercedesH01:28.55.697
19-FebWolffWilliamsM01:28.96.114

Last time I checked the race time in Melbourne, the organizers were still saying the starting time was to be confirmed. However, I believe it should be noon our time. We will be watching at Jameson’s Irish Pub (Soi AR, next to Nova Park), so join us for lunch about 11 a.m. in time for the race.