You are right regarding Melbourne being an ''odd track'' and not being completely representative. +1 It's clear, yet again, that party mode they've enjoyed since 2014 completely ruins saturdays. Zero competition. Why allow it? It's completely counter productive to what they're (surely) trying to achieve. Ferrari, Red Bull got neutered at every opportunity when they where fastest, yet with Mercedes they do absolutely nothing? How many times did the FIA change the wing weights regulation to try and slow Red Bull down....yet all they have to do here is ban certain engine modes. Can't be rocket science.