The Formula 1 season kicked off on Sunday at Melbourne, Australia . the Australian grand prix was eventually won by Valtteri Bottas with his Mercedes teammate and current world champion coming 2nd and red bull Max Verstappen completing the podium. Bottas had the fastest lap 1.25.580 on lap 57 which means he would get extra bonus points with the new scoring system in play. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel entered the race as the defending winner but ended up being fourth on the day.
20 drivers representing ten teams took part in the race. Valtteri Bottas started the race well from second place , and had the lead going into turn one. Bottas won the race by over 20 seconds to his teammate although Verstappen gave Hamilton a hard time heading into lap 55 setting the fastest lap time of the race at the time before it was re-broken by Bottas.
Championship standing after the race;
Valtteri Bottas – 26
Lewis Hamilton – 18
Max Verstappen – 15
Sebastian Vettel – 12
Charles Leclerc – 10
Up next is the Bahrain grand prix happening on the 31st of march.