In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton is concerned how competitive Ferrari will be at the next round in Bahrain.
RaceFans’ coverage of the 2018 Australian Grand Prix
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What they’re saying
Hamilton was asked for his view on how the championship will unfold based on the first race weekend of the year:
From my experience, I never know how it’s going to pan out. You don’t get a good understanding until after four races. Right now it’s just the first race, I have no idea.
We might go to Bahrain and there’s going to be ups and downs. Ferrari are really quick on the straights, they’re going to be rapid in the next race. They’re always good when it comes to hot circuits. Bahrain, even though it’s a night race, is still tough on the tyres.
I really have no idea. I can tell you it’s not going to be easy, that’s for sure.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
This is the sort of bloke @RGrosjean is. Out of the race and looking out for his boys. Next time people want to have a dig at him remember this picture. This is what we see all the time. We will come back stronger pic.twitter.com/xrqjO5MdAa
— Rob Dob (@robdob20) March 25, 2018
It looked so promising but unfortunately ended far too early. F1 is brutal sometimes. We’ll fight back in Bahrain! 💪🏼 @HaasF1Team
— Kevin Magnussen (@KevinMagnussen) March 25, 2018
— Jo Hall (@JoF1Widow) March 25, 2018
— Derek Daly (@DerekDaly500) March 25, 2018
— Mark Gallagher (@_markgallagher) March 25, 2018
Interesting that a double muck up from "Ferrari replica" Haas has promoted Vettel into the lead. #Conspiracy
— Ben Hunt (@benjhunt) March 25, 2018
Ciao Melbourne ! P13, very happy with the whole weekend, so much learnt. A lot of positive to take to Bahrain ! Had a lot of fun with the few overtakes today. I already want to race again 🙈 pic.twitter.com/bB6zefzPOB
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) March 25, 2018
— Fritz-Dieter Rencken (@RacingLines) March 25, 2018
So the first @F1 race with #Halo is complete. Is it unattractive? Yes. But, did the aesthetics ruin my enjoyment of the Lewis vs. Vettel battle for the win? No. Is it worth it to potentially save lives? 100%. #F1 #AustralianGP pic.twitter.com/MkPeEQpId4
— JB (@Jonny_Bowers) March 25, 2018
— Mitchell Adam (@DrMitchellAdam) March 25, 2018
— Bec Clancy (@becclancy) March 25, 2018
‘Massive industrial complexes ruining the sport.’ We don’t remember you complaining when you were winning all those races with top of the line Renault-power, Damon 😉
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) March 24, 2018
— Damon Hill (@HillF1) March 24, 2018
- Find more official F1 accounts to follow in the F1 Twitter Directory
From the forum
Happy birthday to Alianora La Canta, Fallon, Henrique Pinheiro, Jake, Jorge H. and Lyndell D Wolff !