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Ok - so that was a poor attempt at a pun on the 'I'll be back' commentary from the podium interview in Australia (if you've not seen it, google it - there's an official Formula 1 youtube channel so the clips are legit).

Alonso is back in the saddle, which really ramps up the pressure on McLaren - they really need to deliver something that at least won't explode on the warm-up lap for Alonso like it did for the hapless Magnussen in Melbourne. I reckon with a wet race and hot conditions, McLaren fans (myself included) are in for another tough weekend.

Justice Croft of the Melbourne Supreme Court (anyone else see the irony there??) was asked today by van der Guarde's legal team to suspend the order made in a Swiss court that van der Guarde was to drive one of the Saubers this season, but he said he didn't have the jurisdiction to do that. So apparently although the team have paid van der Guarde out (reportedly $20m-ish), there may yet be a 'round 2' of this saga on the weekend if Sauber are deemed to have broken that court's order by placing two other drivers in the cars. And we thought things couldn't get weirder....

No-one is really sure if Manor have got their mainframe talking to their cars yet, although the team is tweeting positive signals about getting some test miles under their belts.

In other random news, it looks like Hamilton's celebrating his single lifestyle by posing with Roscoe in a fashion magazine "Man of the World" (no, really - and it's a legit mag - check it out here ) and buying a Ferrari (hmm, what would the Totinator say about that??). What would a race week blog post be without some random Hamilton news to keep us all on our toes??

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