Melbourne’s Albert Park launches the first race in Formula 1 2018-racing. With every team set to bring update packages, the pecking order remains unclear.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are set for a ‘best of the best’ championship fight in 2018, with Vettel targeting the “ultimate satisfaction” of a title win for Ferrari.
Most bookies have reigning champion Lewis Hamilton installed as the favourite for Melbourne – and with good reason. Not only has the Briton been imperiously quick there in the past – taking pole six times from 11 attempts – his Mercedes team, ominously quick in pre-season testing, have dominated in recent times.
Every one is excited to see the teams close the gap on the silver arrows, will this season be any closer and will Ferrari and RedBull compete or will this season be another victory for Lewis Hamilton.
Qualifying under way at 5 am BST
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