First race of the season gets underway in Melbourne, Australia in the next few hours. We have new rules, new cars, a new team(BrawnGP) and even a new driver(Buemi). Qualification was exciting to watch it was difficult to make any guess on where the drivers would qualify and a few big scalps fell by the wayside. The new cars are proving a handful and you can see which teams are adapting better than others. Of course F1 is nothing without a few upsets. Last years championship winner Hamilton had gearbox issues and only qualified in 15th, to make matters worse they are replacing the whole earbox so he gets a 5 place penalty putting him on the back of the grid. Toyota have run into trouble with the stewards after there cars were outside of the new regulations, with a wing infringement. They bend too much apparently Consequently both drivers have been put to the back of the grid and must start from the pitlane.(which means Hamilton now starts in 18th). ===================================================== Im quite happy at the moment, I used to be a Honda fan, and now they have come back as BrawnGP they have gone straight to the front row not often a new team has such opening success. I think they will easily win the race tommorow but the scrap behind them between BMW, Ferrari, RedBull and Williams will be awesome. I think it will make for a realy exciting race. Also we have the issue of KERS; Those who had it qualified poor but when it comes to car against car racing will that extra 80hp make overtaking easier. We will wait and see. ================================================= So who are you supporting? Who do you think will win? Are all the chnages good for the sport? Will the opening race be an exciting one?