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Australian Grand Prix

Fastest Lap Bottas
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes



3 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag? Nope!
16th to 9th7Most Places Gained:
Lance Stroll
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 14, Main Nationalities: Great Britain with 4 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 39, Youngest Driver: 19

Qualifying - The Grid

Mercedes Hamilton 1
Mercedes Bottas 2
Ferrari Vettel 3
Red Bull Verstappen 4
Ferrari Leclerc 5
Haas F1 Team Grosjean 6
Haas F1 Team Magnussen 7
McLaren Norris 8
Alfa Romeo Racing Räikkönen 9
Racing Point Perez 10
Renault Hulkenberg 11
Renault Ricciardo 12
Toro Rosso Albon 13
Alfa Romeo Racing Giovinazzi 14
Toro Rosso Kvyat 15
Racing Point Stroll 16
Red Bull Gasly 17
McLaren Sainz Jnr 18
Williams Russell 19
Williams Kubica 20

Race News

Mercedes turned Netflix away because Ferrari did

Mercedes turned Netflix away because Ferrari did Planet F1

Team principal Toto Wolff says one of the reasons the team refused to feature in Netflix’s ‘drive to survive was... Read more »
Conclusions from the Australian Grand Prix

Conclusions from the Australian Grand Prix Planet F1

The long-awaited season opener served up a number of surprises and ripped up the script that was expected after winter... Read more »
‘No difference’ to overtaking in F1

‘No difference’ to overtaking in F1 Planet F1

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen say this year’s new regulations have made “no” difference to overtaking, it is still “very... Read more »
‘Gasly has more potential than Sainz’

‘Gasly has more potential than Sainz’ Planet F1

Pierre Gasly may not have had the Red Bull debut he dreamed of but Christian Horner still feels he has... Read more »
Leclerc already victim of Ferrari team orders

Leclerc already victim of Ferrari team orders Planet F1

Charles Leclerc’s number two status at Ferrari is already in effect after being told not to challenge team-mate Sebastian Vettel.... Read more »
Hulkenberg’s going nowhere fast in Melbourne

Hulkenberg’s going nowhere fast in Melbourne Planet F1

The 2019 F1 season got underway in Melbourne on Friday but it was anything but a speedy getaway from Nico Hulkenberg.... Read more »
Pit Chat: The Alonso effect is still being felt

Pit Chat: The Alonso effect is still being felt Planet F1

The best bits from the season opener in Australia featuring Daniel Avocado, Kimi Raikkonen (of course) and the lasting effect... Read more »
Driver ratings from the Australian Grand Prix

Driver ratings from the Australian Grand Prix Planet F1

Which drivers got the season off to a flyer? Who had an opening day to forget? Here are the driver... Read more »
Magnussen: Crazy to think other cars are faster

Magnussen: Crazy to think other cars are faster Planet F1

Kevin Magnussen qualified his Haas in seventh place for Sunday’s Australian GP, and reckons it is “crazy” to think that... Read more »
Binotto explains Ferrari’s early use of team orders

Binotto explains Ferrari’s early use of team orders Planet F1

Mattia Binotto felt it was “wiser to take no chances” in Melbourne, leading to Ferrari’s call to issue team orders... Read more »
Bottas explains ‘f*** you’ outburst after Aus GP win

Bottas explains ‘f*** you’ outburst after Aus GP win Planet F1

Valtteri Bottas declared “to whom it may concern, fuck you” as he took the victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.... Read more »
Leclerc ‘didn’t do the job’ in Q3

Leclerc ‘didn’t do the job’ in Q3 Planet F1

Charles Leclerc was his own biggest critic after only qualifying P5 for the Australian Grand Prix. Leclerc edged out Lewis... Read more »