Top ten pictures from the 2019 Australian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix weekend.

Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso, Albert Park, 2019
Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso, Albert Park, 2019

Alexander Albon had a tough first day in the office, crashing at turn two.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Albert Park, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Albert Park, 2019

Business as usual? Lewis Hamilton took his 84th pole position.

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Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Albert Park, 2019
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, Albert Park, 2019

Nico Hulkenberg saw off new Renault team mate Daniel Ricciardo in qualifying and the race.

Tribute to Charlie Whiting

Tribute to Charlie Whiting, Albert Park, 2019
Tribute to Charlie Whiting, Albert Park, 2019

Before the race drivers and F1 officials paid tribute to FIA race director Charlie Whiting, who died on Thursday, and to the victims of last week’s terrorist attack in New Zealand.

Start

Start, Albert Park, 2019
Start, Albert Park, 2019

Valtteri Bottas made a race-winning start, while home hero Daniel Ricciardo made a race-ending trip onto the grass.

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2019

Despite moment in the gravel, Charles Leclerc ended his first race for Ferrari on the tail of his team mate.

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Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll, Racing Point, Albert Park, 2019
Lance Stroll, Racing Point, Albert Park, 2019

Lance Stroll had an excellent first weekend with Racing Point. Despite being knocked out in Q1 when he was held up by Romain Grosjean, he made up seven places in the race to take a solid points finish.

Mashashi Yamamoto and Christian Horner

Mashashi Yamamoto, Christian Horner, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2019
Mashashi Yamamoto, Christian Horner, Red Bull, Albert Park, 2019

There were big smiles at Red Bull and Honda after Max Verstappen gave the new partnership a podium finish in its first race.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2019
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Albert Park, 2019

It wasn’t supposed to go like this. Having raved about his new Ferrari from the first day of testing, a dejected Sebastian Vettel finished the first race of the season almost a minute behind race winner Bottas.

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2019 Australian Grand Prix pictures

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    11 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2019 Australian Grand Prix”

    1. That aerial photo of the start is very nice in showing how good a start Bottas made. And behind him, Max also seems to have made a blistering start. On the other side, it appears as if Hamilton’s poor start also compromised both Ferraris (or they too made poor getaways). And we can see the strip of concrete that wrecked Ricciardo’s day – given his penchant for profanity, maybe we should name it the “Ricciardo taint”.

      All in all, a great picture.

    2. Where is Kevin Magnussen on the Charlie Tribute photo?

      1. I think George Russell is looking for him as well! :)

      2. @miguelbento Isn’t that him behind Hamilton and below Grosjean’s chin?

        1. @ijw1 I think he’s in that gap right in front of Kvyat, maybe tying his shoes or something… Norris is saying: “not now, Kevin!”

          1. @miguelbento I have mistaken the McLaren drivers for the Haas drivers. Doh! I can see Grosjean is behind Bottas, so maybe Kevin must be somewhere there, maybe hiding behind Todt which is no mean feat as he is a bit on the short side.

            1. magnussen is behind gasly, you can sea his shoulders

            2. @ijw1 I found him!!! He is exactly behind Gasly (between Grosjean and Ricciardo). If we open the picture, we can see his shoulders! Lol!

            3. @miguelbento – well spotted! With that description, I can make out the Alpinestars logo on his shoulders.

            4. And I though that Gasly had double ears ;)

      3. He is standing directly behind Gasly, his head is hidden. Look for the shoulder pads that match Grosjean’s.

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