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Valtteri Bottas dominates Australian Grand Prix to win Formula One opener | Sport

Valtteri Bottas took the win for Mercedes in the opening race of the new Formula One season at the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn had started in second but having beaten his teammate Lewis Hamilton off the line, dominated from the front and the British driver could manage only second. Max Verstappen gave Red Bull and their engine supplier Honda cause for optimism for the forthcoming season by claiming third – in front of the two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in fourth and fifth.Bottas who struggled last season without a win, thoroughly deserved his victory in Melbourne with a run where he established a strong lead and was unchallenged by any of his rivals. He also claimed the extra point for fastest lap – a new addition to the regulations this season.Lando Norris: ‘A lot of swearing goes on generally when I am driving’ Read more His lead by the end was a huge 20.8 seconds from Hamilton who was struggling with his tyre wear and could not match the pace of his teammate. Vettel had started in third but he too had no been entirely happy with his car all weekend and was easily passed by Verstappen to miss out on the final podium place.This is Bottas’s fourth career victory and is just the strong start he wanted. He did not score a win last season, after a campaign that left him very disappointed and his last victory was at Abu Dhabi in 2017. This is his first win at the Australian Grand Prix and will provide the confidence boost with which he will have been so eager to open his season. His determination was clear as he made his intent to take the fastest lap point as well to the team in the final laps.FacebookTwitterPinterest Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas leads the field through turn two during the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters Lewis Hamilton claims Australian Grand Prix pole as Mercedes shine Read more Last season Hamilton had been very strong in Melbourne but a software error cost him the lead when Ferrari took advantage of a virtual safety car to pit Sebastian Vettel who won. This time Bottas’s team in complete control and they will once again be optimistic having made a good start to the season with a one-two. Bottas had put in a superb lap in qualifying and looked to have pole until he was pipped by Hamilton on the final runs but the Finn made the most of his chance in the race.Albert Park is an outlier of a circuit not typical of the majority of tracks but nonetheless to have enjoyed such an emphatic victory here will be taken as a very positive indicator for...

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