Yesterday Ferrari showed pace and reliability, and in the hands of a determined Sebastien Vettel, a will to win, which can only be great for the 2017 F1 season.
Mercedes-AMG's strategic fail also revealed what impact a single-stop tyre change event is going to have on the races to come. It will be imperative that the only stop is 'modelled' and fine-tuned, if Hamilton's relegation to second is anything to go by.
I'm sure everyone watching the AGP could feel for Daniel Ricciardo. To be robbed of being able to put on a show for his Australian fans continues the misery of the AGP that started last year when he was disqualified from second place, thanks to his Red Bull team violating regulations.
|All the King's horses and all the King's men .........|
I am very much looking forward to the Chinese GP, after this weekend's results. I think we are in for possibly the best F1 season for decades, thanks to rule changes.
Force India made an excellent showing and I was really pleased to see rookie Ocon in the points.
For my money, the young man to watch is
Young Antonio is managed by a dear friend of mine, Enrico Zanarini (L), who has coached and guided a number of young Italian drivers with great potential, my favourite being Giancarlo Fisichella.
F1's new supremo, Chase Carey, looked pretty happy with things in the pre-race grid video roaming.
I am confident those calling for changes to make F1 more entertaining will get their wish this year.
There was no shortage of stars and glamour along for the ride this year.