Who said that the first corner wasn’t important? Plenty of people!
Tell that to Webber, Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, and Button.
Webber going first into lap 1 is crucial – Vettel then must overtake him, or blitz him in lap times in and around the pit stops.
Hamilton must stay ahead of Alonso as job one – and see if he can get a better start from the clean side of the track and a potentially better KERS to get into P2.
But as long as he remembers that protecting P3 is the important part, and doesn’t do a mad dash and lose out to Alonso.
Thankfully Webber finally did it – now the supposed boy wonder might have to drive with a bit of pressure for once. But it could all change 10 seconds into the race.