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Story of the race: Ferrari falters, Bottas prospers

Ferrari was expected to come out swinging in Melbourne -- instead, while the Italian team struggled, it was under-pressure Valtteri Bottas who set down a marker to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for 2019.


Exciting start as Bottas passes Hamilton; Ricciardo loses front wing


Verstappen secures podium with impressive Vettel overtake


'Why are we so slow?' - Vettel can't get answers from Ferrari


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Bottas: Car was so good I could just do my thing


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Mercedes and the art of throwing pie in everyone's face

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' surprising and ominous pace in qualifying shatters the preseason notion that Ferrari was the team to beat coming into 2019. A roundup of the main talking points from the Australian Grand Prix.

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Hamilton beats Bottas, Ferrari settles for third and fifth

A late Lewis Hamilton lap saw him take pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, as Ferrari settled for a distant third and fifth.

What's in the mind of an F1 driver?

Take an emotional journey with Lewis Hamilton into the thoughts of a Formula 1 driver ahead of the new season.


Hamilton: Ferrari 'lost performance' in qualifying

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton expressed his surprise at the poor performance of Ferrari in qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix.


Vettel 'surprised' by gap between Ferrari and Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel says Mercedes are favourites after a disappointing qualifying performance in Melbourne.


Live comparison of Hamilton and Vettel laps

Watch a real-time comparison of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel's laps at qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.


How Lewis claimed another pole in Melbourne


Gasly gets eliminated in Q1


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Albon wrecks in practice debut


Bottas pulls a U-Turn after going off


Hamilton and Raikkonen react to positive practice


Australian Grand Prix

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Cheat sheet: What time does the race start? Where can I watch it?

Everything you need to know about the opening race of the 2019 season, including which car should go quickest at the Albert Park.

ESPN's U.S. broadcast schedule for Melbourne

ESPN will show coverage of the 2019 Formula One season in the United States this year.

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