Autosport podcast: the ominous signs from the Australian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel may have won in Melbourne but the latest episode of The Autosport Podcast explains why signs from the race were ominous for the rest of Formula 1 2018

Autosport podcast: the ominous signs from the Australian Grand Prix

The reasons for Lewis Hamilton losing the Australian Grand Prix, a race he and Mercedes seemingly had in the bag, are delved into by Scott Mitchell, Stuart Codling and Edd Straw, as is what we learned about the competitive order for this year.

The suggestions that Haas might have got a little too close to Ferrari in its technical relationship are also examined after the team proved to be best of the rest on pace in Australia.

There's also a look at how far McLaren has to go despite winning the midfield battle in the season opener, and an explanation of why Australia's lack of overtaking isn't necessarily going to set the template for the season.

The Autosport Podcast is available to subscribe to free via iTunes and other podcast suppliers - simply search for 'Autosport'.

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