Friday, March 05, 2004


Finally, the Formula One season has started again. All of the speculation can be put to rest, or at least quieted down a little. Yesterday in Australia (well, actually it was today in Australia, but last night in Pittsburgh, 'cos right now it's tomorrow in Australia, or something...) the first free practice sessions of the new season were held. Unfortunately, Ferrari pretty much kicked everyone else off the track. Still, we can't read too much into practice times since each team is pursuing its own agenda -- if Ferrari were preparing for qualifying while Renault (say) were preparing for the race then Ferrari should be faster. A second a lap is a lot, however.