Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Somewhat lost in all the media love fest that was the Australian Grand Prix, Renault did very poorly and had a number of excuses for their sad performance.  Blame the Bridgestone's was one excuse I heard.  Blame the backmakers for holding our guys up.  Renault boss Flavio Briatore spoke with a clear voice when he said rookie Heikki Kovalainien drove poorly:
But Briatore also took a metaphorical rifle to Kovalainen, after the Finn endured a mistake-riddled debut in the boots of departed world champion Fernando Alonso. "Everybody saw it on TV, there's no point trying to defend him," Renault's team boss is quoted as saying by the Spanish news agency EFE."
Quote courtesy of f1Live.com via Yahoo.