What the teams said - Race day in Australia

Mercedes romped to victory – but it was Bottas who showed the field a clean pair of heels, winning by over 20s from his team mate after getting a better start and holding his nerve into the first corner.

Max put in a remarkable performance today, and after a decent start and one of the day’s fastest pit stops, he was able to take advantage of the C3 tyre and make a great pass on Sebastian.

We know the car has much more pace than we have shown, especially in Qualifying, and it will be the priority of the next race to extract more from the initial platform with a smoother execution across the weekend while we work on our planned upgrades.”

Giovinazzi, starting further back, did well to avoid the off-roading Renault or Ricciardo, and played an influential part in the race by holding up Norris and Grosjean on aging tyres.

Daniil drove a fantastic race, bringing home a point - we must not forget he’s been out of the cockpit for a year and a half, so to come back and fight successfully into the top 10 is a good sign for the rest of the season.

The fact that Bottas set the fastest race lap of Albert Park right at the end of the grand prix, in a close fight for the extra point with Verstappen, highlights how this objective has been achieved.”

Powered by Blogger.