As usual, I watched the Australian GP from the first corner, and there was no escaping the fact that it was not the most exciting race I've viewed from that spot over the last 12 seasons.
A safety car would have helped to liven things up - especially with the random element provided by the new rules - but for once we didn't get one at Albert Park. Nevertheless, it was an intriguing event with which to launch the post-Schumacher era and I would imagine that it came across reasonably well on TV, especially for British viewers who literally woke up to the fact that we have a genuine superstar on our hands.
Indeed, it says a lot about the impact of Lewis Hamilton (and especially the context provided by his intra-team battle with double world champion Fernando Alonso) that Kimi Raikkonen's first time out Ferrari victory was largely overshadowed by what was happening at McLaren. With due respect to Kimi and his team, I make no apologies for following that trend, because it really was the story of the weekend.