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"I guess we were just slow", Vettel said after the race. "Maybe it's a good lesson for us".

He is now tied in second place with Juan Manuel Fangio, and is one triumph ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost.

In the post race interview, the German admitted that he was baffled by how Lewis was driving and if he was too bored to challenge Bottas for the win. Once we got to the first corner, we held position, we had the front row still.

The Finnish driver finished nearly 21 seconds ahead of second placed Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished in third place.

A look at the key things we learned from the first race of the Formula One season in Australia.

However Bottas' brilliant drive at Albert Park - where he won by more than 20 seconds from Hamilton - was followed by a foul-mouthed attack on those who have written him off.

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"In the end, I managed to get the fastest lap as well, which of course means an extra point this season, so I went for it".

Pre-season testing pointed to Ferrari having the upper hand but Mercedes proved consistently faster throughout the weekend as Lewis Hamilton dominated the free practice sessions and qualifying while his flying Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas got off to a stunning start by winning Sunday's race by nearly 21 seconds from the Briton.

However, the gap between Bottas and Hamilton was a big one, something that Vettel did not quite understand.

Ferrari blamed balance issues around the bumpy track and they clearly have work to do before the next race in Bahrain, with Sebastian Vettel finishing a distant fourth, 57.1 seconds behind Bottas.

"At the end I'm very happy". Anyone who has seen F1's Netflix series can imagine the choice words coming from the mouth of team principal Guenther Steiner as it happened.

It was a less impressive showing from Ferrari, while Red Bull began life with a new engine provider in the shape of Honda.

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen took the third place on the podium after passing Vettel and went on to push Hamilton for second place until the Dutchman took a trip over the grass with nine laps left.

"In this Ferrari it is possible", Leclerc smiled, but he also said he is not rushing. 'That's it. Honestly, I didn't think about it or plan it, it just came.

"I was planning to just stay close behind, two, three seconds", Hamilton explained.

It was the first time in his Ferrari career that Vettel - victor of the last two races in Melbourne - had failed to be on the podium at the Australian GP.

"I told them we do not risk a win for a point".

Whiting was at the Melbourne circuit on Wednesday but passed away overnight after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

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