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Sebastian Vettel stole victory under the VSC from Lewis Hamilton; a mixed day for Red Bull.
McLaren and Renault both scored double-points returns but Force India leave Australia with nothing to show.
Contrasting debuts for Leclerc and Sirotkin, double DNF disaster for Haas and more engine woes for Honda.
The 2018 season has kicked off with a pole position for Lewis Hamilton and grid penalties for Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas is already onto his second energy store and control electronics following Saturday’s qualifying crash.
Mark Webber isn’t happy with Williams’ inexperienced driver line-up as the Aussie feels F1 should not be used as a “finishing school.”
Lewis Hamilton joked that he wanted to “wipe the smile” off Sebastian Vettel’s face after a dominant display in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has counteracted Lewis Hamilton’s claim that he did not use a superior engine mode in Q3 in Australia.
Valtteri Bottas is set to line up from at least P15 on the grid as his crashed W09 requires a new gearbox.
Max Verstappen thinks P2 on the grid was achievable after a mistake on his final lap in Q3 restricted him to a second-row start.