The 8-hour time difference between Melbourne and London caused me to missed the live race when Lewis Hamilton lorded it over against a strange, crash-filled Australian GP.
I miscalculated the time difference and didn't pay attention to the schedule in ITV, so when my alarm went-off, I was greeted with the news that Lewis throttled the first round of a seemingly TKO bout against Alonso. BBC showed a 15-second news summary of the race with Hamilton shooting champagne with Heidfield and Rosberg, followed by a short footnote of Pacquaio-Marquez split-decision bout in Las Vegas.
That made my day, though.
I will be catching the replay of the race later today, and will hunt in YouTube for footage of Pacquiao-Marquez Unfinished Business malarkee. Working nights made it hard for me to catch these rare pay-per-view events here in England.
It's the start of a different era for F1, with Lewis Hamilton poised to land his first-ever Championship trophy, technical advancements, new faces and all that controversies surrounding the constructors - it's one helluva ride to the finish. With the US pondering the chance of the first-ever black President, the F1 community can't wait the time when a black driver lifts the Championship trophy in a white-dominated sport.
Well, that's if you can call F1 a form of sports.