We really can’t wait until the Australian Grand Prix now – it’s always an exciting race, a good track and it’s fascnating to see how each of the new cars runs straight out of the box.  This year though, with so much rain-affected testing, the cars should be fresher than ever in Albert Park.  Brilliant.

Today, with yet another damp track, Romain Grosjean topped the timesheet in his Lotus, albeit with soft tyres just ahead of Jenson Button on medium compound Pirellis.

Alonso and Rosberg both gained over a century with 120 and 102 laps of running respectively.  Impressive stuff and reassuring for the team that their car is reliable.