Lotus came to Australia to race. They've let a few chances slip away but have taken a big step up from last year. However, they began the same way last year and then couldn't keep up in the development race. Hopefully, they'll continue to shine.
McLaren have slightly underperformed. Button has a race win, and Lewis has three third places, and they aren't leading the Constructors' Championship. They've had trouble executing races properly, which has let them down.
Red Bull are feeling the heat this year. They just came up to first place following Bahrain, and it's the first time they've been leading. It's a far cry from last year. However, they have consistently improved, and scored plenty of points with an inferior car. Now that they've had time to sort out new updates, will they get their wings back? I hope not.
It's been great to see so many battles up and down the track this year. Hopefully, the Championship will stay this tight all season. That said, once the teams get back to Europe, we usually see a couple of teams pulling away. The only question is, which teams?