First "normal" race of the season and it became pretty processional after the first half, and first round of pitstops. Brawn GP is still the quickest car out there, and Jenson Button is doing all that needs, and is expected from a team leader, making the best of the early form of his team. The pass he put on Hamilton at the start sums it all up for me. It's that kind of aggression which one needs when fighting for the world championship. Had he been stuck behind Hamilton, he would still have emerged ahead of the two Toyotas after their second stops, but he did not wait for that and settled the race early on. I am baffled by what Ross Brawn did with Rubens, who was sitting comfortably behind Trulli, Vettel and the Hamilton battle with more fuel than all of them except Vettel, and Rubens would easily have passed Trulli and Hamilton during the pitstops, but Brawn fueled him and expected him to get in clear air and even pass Vettel after their last round of pitstops. Third place was there for the taking, but Brawn wanted a 1-2 i think instead of a 1-3.
It's now to Barcelona, where most teams will have their diffusers, some like BMW will have a new chassis and things might be different. We '' see if it's only the diffuser which makes Brawn GP so fast, I suspect not. I am not so sure it's as simple as putting a DD diffuser on the Red Bull, and it will instantly be quicker. They have the most difficult job to do, given their pull rod rear suspension and it might not work well as most people expect it. Having said that, Adrian Newey can never be underestimated and if anyone can make it work, it's him. Vettel is a very good driver, a champion of the future or maybe even this year, but he has an exceptional car underneath him. His team mate, Webber, though not from the same chip, is running very close to him when not impeded in qualifying. This a guy who missed most of winter testing because of a broken leg.
I am a little surprised by all this talk of Piquet Jr being under pressure. He must be, but can he be under more pressure than Nakajima? That guy hasn't finished a race as yet if i am not mistaken. Jr drove a good race today and it should go some way in keeping his drive for a few more races.