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A Honda-engined car back on the podium in first race with Red Bull; Third-placed Verstappen praises new engine partner


1:18 Max Verstappen moved up to third place in the Australian GP after a great overtake on Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.


Max Verstappen moved up to third place in the Australian GP after a great overtake on Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.


Max Verstappen finished third and on Lewis Hamilton's tail in the Australian GP after overtaking Sebastian Vettel as Red Bull, and not winter pacesetters Ferrari, proved Mercedes' nearest challengers.


Verstappen's first season-opening podium in F1 means he has now finished in the top three six times in a row, either side of the sport's winter break.


"Time will tell if we can fight for top spot," Verstappen added after finishing behind only Hamilton and runaway race winner Valtteri Bottas on Sunday.


Speaking on Saturday night after Verstappen split the Ferraris on the grid, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said: "The Honda has certainly made a huge step forward.






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