Ferrari debutant Kimi Rakkonen grabbed Pole position for the season-starting Australian Grand Prix with a stunning drive in the third quarter of Qualifyng. Now shuld I be glad that Kimi is on Pole or should be sorry that it was not in a McLaren! But anyways, McLaren weren’t too behind with debutant (McLaren debutant i.e.) Fernando Alonso came 2nd fastest and if it wasn’t for Nick Hiedfeld’s fiesty last-minute-dash, it would have been a McLaren 2-3! Rookie Lewis Hamilton taking initial 3rd only to be pipped by the BMW driver at the last possible second.
Ferrari had a mixed sorta day with their second driver Felipe Massa not starting the second Qualifying session and eventually will start 16th on the grid. Other teams too had a lacklustre day, esp. Honda who looked so faar back in pace! Toyota started miserably but picked up the pieces at the end. Even Renault had a bad day at the office with Fisichella managing only the 6th Position.
It should be an eventful race tomorrow, espescially with title-contenders Kimi and Alonso on the front row and looking to grab the early initiative! Problem is, the race starts at 7:30 AM IST 😦