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Mercedes GP are another team that will be hoping to put Australia as far behind them as possible. Michael Schumacher qualified in fourth, out placing his teammate in qualifying for the first time.
The Mercedes appeared fast and smooth, and lots of people were thinking that Ross Brawn had constructed another dominate car. There was lots of talk of the Mercedes new take on the F-duct, and how it could be a game-changer.
Is it? Hard to tell based on this race, but I'm guessing no.
Michael Schumacher had a great qualifying, but Nico Rosberg took the race. Although mechanical failures played their part in both drivers' downfall, Rosberg held on for much longer. Until the last lap, it appeared that Rosberg would walk away with decent points.
I'm a little bit on the fence on this one.
Ross Brawn and Schumacher made a dominant pair in the past, and their relationship means the car has been designed to suit Schumacher. That said, Rosberg is highly rated by the team, and I guess the team doesn't really mind who claims the first victory.
I'll give this race to Rosberg simply because he was closer to the front at the end, but Malaysia will be a whole new story.