Who was your star of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix weekend? Vote in our poll!
While Lewis Hamilton took a record eighth pole at Albert Park on Saturday, it was team-mate Valtteri Bottas who got a better start and took a dominant win in the opening race of the season. Elsewhere in the race, Max Verstappen impressed with his usual moves to take home a podium finish for Red Bull, while Antonio Giovinazzi put up a good defensive show against Lando Norris, despite having worn tyres. Norris himself impressed by eventually passing the Italian, and was one of the surprises in qualifying, reaching Q3 on debut. Sergio Perez was also notable in qualifying, out-performing his car to qualify in the top ten. Were their performances enough to impress you? Or did someone else steal the limelight?
Who impressed you the most over the Australian Grand Prix weekend? Vote in the poll below!
Who is your star of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix weekend?
- Valtteri Bottas (67%, 24 Votes)
- Robert Kubica (11%, 4 Votes)
- Kevin Magnussen (8%, 3 Votes)
- Max Verstappen (6%, 2 Votes)
- Daniil Kvyat (3%, 1 Votes)
- Pierre Gasly (3%, 1 Votes)
- Kimi Raikkonen (3%, 1 Votes)
- Lance Stroll (0%, 0 Votes)
- Antonio Giovinazzi (0%, 0 Votes)
- Lewis Hamilton (0%, 0 Votes)
- Alexander Albon (0%, 0 Votes)
- Sergio Perez (0%, 0 Votes)
- Lando Norris (0%, 0 Votes)
- Carlos Sainz (0%, 0 Votes)
- Romain Grosjean (0%, 0 Votes)
- Nico Hulkenberg (0%, 0 Votes)
- Daniel Ricciardo (0%, 0 Votes)
- Charles Leclerc (0%, 0 Votes)
- Sebastian Vettel (0%, 0 Votes)
- George Russell (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 36
Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.