This post has been on the way for quite some time, but due to a combination of technical issues and time pressure never quite made it.
But anyway, The long and the short of it is this:
Following on from Al and Nick posts and comments about journalists biggin’ up and slammin’ down drivers and/or teams on the back of the latest results, I’m just as excited about the 2007 season now that it is underway as I was before. Watching Raikkonen convincingly win in Australia, taking pole position and fastest lap in the process has not stopped me from looking forward to the rest of 2007, far from it. Melbourne has been a bit of a taster and I’m left wanting more. Waiting to see how McLaren, BMW, Renault and Williams up their game now the marker has been set. This 3 week gap that has been mentioned has just intensified the pain for the F1 fan who having survived the winter, was teased with Melbourne, then thrust back into a three week wait before the next taste of action.
This sensation actually reminds me of listening to the howl of a lone Cosworth V10 rocketing Minardi’s 2 seater F1x2 out of Clark Curve and down Brabham Straight to Paddock Hill bend at Brands Hatch in October last year. Far from being an interim soother till the start of 2007, this experience only served to heighten the anticipation of the new season and made me long for it all the more.