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Bottas wins in Mercedes one-two in Australia to kick of 2019 Formula 1 season

Valtteri Bottas has taken the opening race of the 2019 Formula 1 season, with the Finn beating his teammate Lewis Hamilton to first place in Melbourne in his first win since 2017. Bottas, who didn’t win a single race in 2018, started from second place but flew past Hamilton before the first turn. The 29-year-old then took off and never looked back, also winning the bonus point for the quickest lap of the race, a bonus which has been added for the 2019 season. Local driver Daniel Ricciardo had a nightmare start to life at Renault, breaking his front wing only seconds after starting the race and eventually retiring halfway through his home Grand Prix. Behind Bottas and Hamilton, Max...
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