Red Bull fastest... but does that matter?

Red Bull fastest... but does that matter?

Red Bull had looked set to dominate the Australian Grand Prix, but come race day the superior tyre management of Lotus prevailed and turned weekend expectations on their head, as Jonathan Noble analyses

If you thought the Australian Grand Prix was a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of the fluctuating fortunes for the frontrunners, it was nothing compared to the shifts in opinions and moods that swamped the Albert Park paddock throughout the opening weekend of the season.

Everyone who swiped their art-deco Formula 1 passes in through the paddock gates on Thursday was in agreement that the outcome of the first race was totally up in the air.

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