Vettel beats Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

WINNER: Vettel celebrates after taking the chequered flag.

FERRARI’S Sebastian Vettel picked up his first Grand Prix victory since Singapore 2015 in the first Formula 1 race of the new season in Australia.

The German took the chequered flag 9.9 seconds ahead of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after the British driver started in pole.

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Hamilton finished one and a half seconds clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas in third.

The victory for Ferrari suggests that this season will be more competitive after three years of Mercedes dominance, with a new mechanical formula having been introduced.

Afterwards, Hamilton said: “Big congratulations to Ferrari and Sebastian.

“In the race we struggled with the tyres. I had to stop early because I ran out of grip.”


  1. Well done Vettel and great to see Hamilton come in second, let us hope Hamilton has a good year this year and gets the WC’ship back to Britian. 🙂

    Just a shame top UK earners like this reside in Monaco so he doesn’t have to pay tax in UK though, makes you wonder how much money… just isn’t enough :-).


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