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Autosport Plus Why ruthless 'new Bottas' is a real title threat A dominant drive and a very blunt message to his critics - Valtteri Bottas began the 2019 Formula 1 season as a very different character to the battered, confidence-ravaged figure he had been going into the winter

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Formula 1 Why Australian GP flop has confused Ferrari Ferrari does not yet understand why its pre-season testing form translated into such a disappointing Australian Grand Prix, where it struggled constantly with balance and tyre problems

Autosport Plus Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks Giorgio Piola starts his selection of the most intriguing Formula 1 tech updates from the Australian Grand Prix with a look at the upgrade Red Bull brought forward by a month, and how teams are changing DRS actuators to make the most of the new 2019 rules

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  • Circuit: Bahrain
  • Race: 57 laps / 308.238 km
Australia / 17 Mar
Pos Driver Team
1 Bottas Mercedes
2 Hamilton Mercedes
3 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
4 Vettel Ferrari
5 Leclerc Ferrari
6 Magnussen Haas/Ferrari
7 Hulkenberg Renault
8 Raikkonen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari
9 Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes
10 Kvyat Toro Rosso/Honda
Standings / After 1 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Valtteri Bottas 26
2 Lewis Hamilton 18
3 Max Verstappen 15
4 Sebastian Vettel 12
5 Charles Leclerc 10
6 Kevin Magnussen 8
7 Nico Hulkenberg 6
8 Kimi Raikkonen 4
9 Lance Stroll 2
10 Daniil Kvyat 1
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