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Now that was a race! Lots of action, interest and strategy. And perhaps proves that there is nothing wrong with the "old" qualifying format if it turned out action like that.

Other than Rosberg who at one point was so far out in front the Sky commentators said he was "...passing lapped cars just for fun...", there are a lot of candidates for driver of the day. My money is on Ricciardo - after such a tough start to come back and take 4th. Isn't that his third fourth place for the season?

There were a few amusing radio calls, at one point Hamilton's response to the pit wall was broadcast - "I am", but not their question. Quick as a wink the Twitter wags suggested that the question was "Are you blessed?". Or maybe it was "Regretting the parties in New York?" We shouldn't be too hard on the poor guy, for all we know he could have been sick or upset in the stomach.

The pre-podium exchange between an unrepentant Kyvat and furious Vettel trying to teach the young pup about race craft was also funny, Kyvat reminded me of one of the characters from a 90's cartoon show called Beavis and Butthead (google it, or check out this short clip on YouTube if you must.....). But the podium for Kyvat heading into his home race in Socchi in a couple of weeks will make him one to watch.

And with that we move back to the more 'normal' race start time which means late Sunday nights for Aussie fans, early Sunday mornings for our US fans, but the Europeans can enjoy the race in comfort on Sunday afternoons. Enjoy!

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