My critics need to look in the mirror Bottas hits out after Australian GP win

Finlands Valtteri Bottas said he has entered the Formula One season with a fresh approach after his victory in Melbourne Valtteri Bottas hit out at his detractors and claimed he has entered the new season with a fresh approach after an emphatic win at the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn won the opening race of the 2019 campaign ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who acknowledged he had been outraced by Bottas but, in finishing second, said he had been struggling with the balance of his car due to damage. Ferrari finished with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in fourth and fifth, with the Scuderia using team orders, instructing Leclerc not to attack Vettel in the closing stages. They …

F1 2019: who and what to look out for in the new season

Charles Leclercs battle with Sebastian Vettel, rookie drivers, a fastest lap bonus and easier overtaking are a recipe for drama in the new Formula One season Fireworks at Ferrari Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc impressive in his rookie season for Sauber last year is cleared to Ferrari had the edge over Mercedes in testing, while Red Bull look stronger with a quick and reliable Honda engine and though F1s big three remain alone up front the gap to the midfield has narrowed. That fight will be tighter than ever. Renault and Haas are strong again but Toro Rosso have made a definitive forward move and Alfa Romeo (ne Sauber) and McLaren are in the mix as well with Racing Point (rebranded …