The first race without M. Schumacher and the F1 continues where it left off in 2005: Raikkonen vs Alonso. Coupled with Massa and Hamilton, this looks to be a battle between McLaren and Ferrari once again. Granted that BMW looks good, I think these two teams will be at the centerpiece of the battle.
Ferrari is, without any doubt, a class of its own at the moment. No one could even come close to Kimi and if it wasn’t for mechanical problems in the second Ferrari, this would’ve been 1-2 for them. Alonso was as good as to be expected but my impression of the day is immensely happy Lewis Hamilton in the 3rd position. Fantastic race debut for him with just two minor mistakes.
A good start of the season, things will only get better.