Tomorrow will be a step into the unknown as the new season kicks off in Australia. Up until now we have only had the preseason tests to go on in terms of relative performance between cars. This weekend will be the first time we see all the contenders out on track setting comparable times. So, who are the favourites?
Hamilton takes pole after a close fight with Vettel, he snatched pole by just over two tenths of a second to the Ferrari driver. Hamilton’s new teammate, Bottas, secured third place – missing out on second place by two hundredths. This result suggests we may have a proper fight on our hands come tomorrow’s race!
Sebastian Vettel has won the first race of the season, with a big lead over the Mercedes drivers. This is his first win since Singapore 2015 and shows Mercedes certainly have a fight on their hands this year. Having secured pole position, Hamilton had looked set for an easy win but Vettel snatched the lead in the pit stops on his way to victory.