Lewis Hamilton has used ‘driving slow’ as a tactic in the past. Yes, it was at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he won the race, but lost the Drivers’ Championship to teammate Nico Rosberg.

At the epic Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend, however, Hamilton was penalised for blatantly holding up Daniel Ricciardo on their approach to pit entry. Is this the karma of the motorsport world coming back to bite the Englishman?

Mercedes was outclassed by Ferrari in every department on Sunday, tyre strategy being the most evident. The reigning World Champions need to sharpen themselves to fight external competition after years of intra-team battles. As for Ferrari, someone needs to remind them that they’ve got a second car too!

After the first three races, it is appearing that positions 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 10th are already blocked for a few drivers. This means there’s fewer positions to fight for in the top 10. But for McLaren-Honda, after being bored of DNFs, they decided to lodge a DNS!

Finally, we welcome Turkey and their Turn 8 back to Formula 1, let’s hope they get onto the calendar soon enough – or will they?

We also welcome back Jenson Button for his one-off appearance for McLaren at the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix. Is he either brave or crazy to race at Monte Carlo without any testing whatsoever?

And of course, our best wishes and prayers to Formula 4 racer Billy Monger and his family.

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