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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