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But then things changed, as Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari simply faced them down and won. Their pre-season hype was justified after all. And thus for the first time in a long time something other than a Merc is leading the F1 world championship. For the first time in about as long Mercedes was defeated in a race on pure pace rather than peculiarity. For the first time in a long time we have a multi-team fight for the world title. For now anyway.
I give my take on all of the Melbourne goings on in my first Motor Verso race review of the new campaign. You can read it here: http://www.motorverso.com/australia-gp-2017-review-shock-new/
Do check out the Motor Verso site too; you'll find motoring news, car reviews and features - the team on the site carry out week-long test drives of the latest cars - as well as photos and videos of the machines.