The five-time world champion was on the pole start, with Bottas next to him. The Fin went straight past the double defending champion, and rode almost the whole race in the lead. The line, he had more than twenty seconds ahead of Hamilton.
For the 29-year-old Bottas is the fourth victory of his career, the first in Melbourne. Because he is the fastest lap posted, earned the finn an extra world CHAMPIONSHIP point.
in The past two years, the profit 'down under' to the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). That now had to be satisfied with fourth place, after the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
The Monegask Charles Leclerc ended in his first GP for Ferrari in fifth place. The Dane Kevin Magnussen (Haas) reed as sixth over the finish line.
two weeks (march 31) in Bahrain, the second Grand prix of the season.
A dominant fourth career victory, and the fastest lap of the race