David Coulthard's Australian Grand Prix preview

David Coulthard's Australian Grand Prix preview

In his first exclusive AUTOSPORT column of the 2012 season, 13 time grand prix winner David Coulthard ponders who will pose the greatest threat to Sebastian Vettel at Melbourne's Albert Park

It's been 16 years since I first came to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, and there's always that tingle of nervous excitement ahead of the first race of the season.

The indications are that Red Bull will lead McLaren at Melbourne – but that's by no means guaranteed when the flag falls. It would be a surprise if those two weren't out front, with Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus leading a close mid-grid of Sauber, Force India and Toro Rosso – not necessarily in that order!

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