Lewis Hamilton leads the championship for the first time this season following his victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel responded to his disappointing showing in Bahrain by setting the fastest lap in opening practice ahead of Formula One’s 1,000th race.
Porridge-powered Valtteri Bottas hailed his “best race ever” after leading Mercedes to a one-two in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas pounced past Lewis Hamilton into the first corner as the Finn cantered to the chequered flag to win the Australian Grand Prix.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton said it was a “shock” to twice break a track record as he took pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.
Three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart has said British rookie Lando Norris “looks terrific”.
Lewis Hamilton set a new track record – and then beat it again – as he took pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton begins the defence of his world championship in Melbourne on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel feel no need to stamp their authority on the new F1 season ahead of the curtain raiser in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton bagged early bragging rights over rival Sebastian Vettel after clocking the fastest time in opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton said he shares a “great pairing” with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.