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?
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After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. 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, Motorsport Guides and WTF1. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.