F1 is back! The season started in Melbourne again, which normally serves up a good race but what did you think about this year's? After the reliability at the start of last year being much better than expected you might have thought the cars would be rock solid this year. Instead, the teams seem to be having more issues! Manor, who performed miracles to even get to Melbourne with something resembling a car, couldn't get everything together in time and weren't able to compete in any session. Magnussen and Kvyat both had car failures on their way to the grid. Many more retired during the race which almost let Button's crippled McLaren Honda score a point, only to just miss out by finishing 11th (and last) despite sticking his elbows out as far as possible to try to keep Perez behind. As for the few that actually finished, Mercedes again are clearly the dominant package and unlike last year Hamilton was able to get off to the perfect start, keeping Rosberg at arm's length for the whole race. The Ferrari engine's apparent gains in testing were real, with Vettel managing to edge Massa for best of the rest and an incredible 5th and 8th for Sauber despite all the court cases destabilising their weekend. There weren't many battles or overtakes to get excited about, though... For me it's a 5 as after all the pre-race shenanigans with people dropping like flies, there wasn't much to get excited about in the race itself. But don't let me influence you - how did you rate the race out of 10? I will be collecting the results from all these polls to create the prestigious "Clip the Apex Race of the Year" award once more. You have a week to get your votes in and I'll post the results in a new thread after that!