Alex Palmer Writes...
For me, that race was better than Melbourne but not as good as Malaysia for pure racing. But for entertainment value, I reckon that was the best so far - I laughed out loud at least three times.

For those who watched the SkyF1 feed, the moment of the day for mine was Martin Brundle's grid walk bail-up of Bernie Ecclestone (remember that Bernie had blamed the commentators recently for turning fans off by being too technical in their explanations. When Martin asked about it, Bernie confirmed his earlier statement but to me, it sounded like he added "...you make it too complicated for the women out there to understand...". I do hope I heard that wrong, but as one of the 'women' out there I thought that statement rather amusing. (I believe that's the first time I've confirmed that Alex is, in fact, a girl!!)

The next best moment was watching Maldonado's crazy wide entrance for his last pit stop, when he seemed to have mistaken the group of marshals at pit entrance for his pit crew. Luckily he stopped before he skittled them, and they obligingly pushed him back so he could swing around and make the run into the pits.

But the funniest home video-worthy moment today was definitely watching the enthusiastic but bumbling marshals do their best to turn Verstappen's Torro Rosso through that very narrow gap in the pit straight wall. They must have banged the nose into the walls about three times before the mechanics couldn't stand it any more and came took the nose off. Apologies to my readers from non-cricket-playing countries, but hearing the crowd cheer when they finally made it through was a bit like listening to Bay 13 at the MCG when the security guards take down a streaker....

I think I need to go to the Chinese GP next year, anyone want to join me??

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2017 Calendar

RaceGrand PrixRace Day
1AustraliaSunday 26 March
2ChinaSunday 9 April
3BahrainSunday 16 April
4RussiaSunday 30 April
5SpainSunday 14 May
6MonacoSunday 28 May
7CanadaSunday 11 June
8AzerbaijanSunday 25 June
9AustriaSunday 9 July
10Great BritainSunday 16 July
11HungarySunday 30 July
12BelgiumSunday 27 August
13ItalySunday 3 September
14SingaporeSunday 17 September
15MalaysiaSunday 1 October
16JapanSunday 8 October
17United StatesSunday 22 October
18MexicoSunday 29 October
19BrazilSunday 12 November
20Abu DhabiSunday 26 November

2017 Driver Leaderboard

PlaceDriverTeamPoints
1HamiltonMercedes363
2VettelFerrari317
3BottasMercedes305
4RäikkönenFerrari205
5RicciardoRed Bull200
6VerstappenRed Bull168
7PerezForce India100
8OconForce India87
9SainzToro Rosso54
10HulkenbergRenault43
11MassaWilliams43
12StrollWilliams40
13GrosjeanHaas28
14MagnussenHaas19
15AlonsoMcLaren17
16VandoorneMcLaren13
17PalmerRenault8
18KvyatToro Rosso5
19WehrleinSauber5
20ButtonMcLaren0
21EricssonSauber0
22GaslyToro Rosso0
23GiovinazziSauber0
24HartleyToro Rosso0

2017 Constructor Leaderboard

PlaceTeamPoints
1Mercedes668
2Ferrari522
3Red Bull368
4Force India187
5Williams83
6Renault57
7Toro Rosso53
8Haas47
9McLaren30
10Sauber5