Jensen Button drove a superb race to take the win at the inaugural F1 race in Melbourne.
With Hamilton coming home in third place, behind Vettel, Maclaren have certainly made a strong opening to their account for the 2012 season.
Hamilton will not be happy, having relinquished his pole /lead position to Button when he got bogged down at the start. Then, courtesy of the safety car, giving up track position to Vettel. Although he showed sufficient pace in the latter stages of the race, he failed to reclaim 2nd place.
The annual Formula 1 circus has gotten off to a great start. All the indicators from todays race are that the 2012 season is going to be very interesting.
Looking forward to Sepang next weekend.