Disaster for Red Bull Grand Prix Team
It was another frustrating day for Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. For after starting the race in pole position and rushing ahead of everybody else, the young German retired on lap 26 due to brake failure. This allowed McLaren’s Jenson Button to grab the top spot; a place he maintained right until the end of the 58-lap Melbourne Grand Prix. Showing the sort of form he displayed last year at Brawn GP, Button was eventually joined up on the podium by Renault’s Robert Kubica in second place and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa in third. Fourth place was bagged by Fernando Alonso in the other Scuderia Ferrari and fifth went to Nico Rosberg in the silver Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line in sixth. Home favourite Mark Webber, though managing to clinch second position in qualifying, had a very unlucky race and only managed to finish the second GP of 2010 in 9th. Once again, it all seemed like a bit of a wasted day for the chaps at Red Bull Racing. They’ve got a great car and a really experienced driver line up but until they sort out their reliability issues, they’re going nowhere fast. Whatever. So far the season has been really entertaining and the next race at Malaysia should be another scorcher.