Top ten pictures from the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2018 Australian Grand Prix weekend.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018

Home hero Daniel Ricciardo went a fraction too fast in practice – he was handed a three-place grid penalty for speeding under a red flag.

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018
Esteban Ocon, Force India, Albert Park, 2018

It was a disappointing weekend for Force India as they failed to score points for the first time in 14 races.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018

Max Verstappen came close to splitting the Ferraris in qualifying but had to settle for fourth behind them.

Grid kids

Grid kids, Albert Park, 2018
Grid kids, Albert Park, 2018

Formula One’s new grid kids initiative – dubbed Future Stars – made its debut.

Start

Start, Albert Park, 2018
Start, Albert Park, 2018

Lewis Hamilton kept his lead from pole position at the start but the Ferraris were a looming threat with the other Mercedes starting further back.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2018

Verstappen dropped three positions with this costly slip-up.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Albert Park, 2018
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Albert Park, 2018

There was heartbreak for Haas as both drivers retired following problems in the pit stops.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2018

A well-timed pit stop for Vettel during a Virtual Safety Car period put him in the lead.

Maurizio Arrivabene and Sebastian Vettel

Maurizio Arrivabene, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2018
Maurizio Arrivabene, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2018

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene congratulated Vettel on a surprise win.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Albert Park, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Albert Park, 2018

For the second year in a row, victory slipped through Hamilton’s fingers in the season-opening race.

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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2018 Australian Grand Prix”

  1. Vettel fan 17 (@)
    28th March 2018, 18:39

    Some very nice photos here.

    1. yeah, really good selection. the one of vettel in the pits is very pleasing. the pics on this site have been excellent in recent weeks.

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