Ferrari had a disappointing race when it failed to show what they had done in two tests in Barcelona. Sebastian Vettel has not appeared on the podium for the first time in Albert Park since he was a Red Bull racer in 2014, meaning his worst start with the Italian racing team.
As for Charles Leclerc, the young driver still made a mistake in his first race. However, he also had the highest achievement in his career with the 5th position (the best result in 2018 was the 6th place in Baku).
In the middle race, the ‘winner’ was Kevin Magnussen and Haas, when finishing in 6th place, somehow easing the pain a year ago. Unfortunately, Romain Grosjean still had a similar problem 12 months ago when the tire almost slipped out after a failed pit-stop phase.
Although after the race team from the US scored at Albert Park, like what they did in the debut race in 2016. The next two positions belong to Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) and Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber). “Snowman” has recreated the same performance as the first race he ran for Sauber in 2001, which was in the top of the scoring, a good start for this reunion between Kimi and the Swiss racing team.
Haas won the race “F1.5”
Lance Stroll also had a successful launch of the new racing team Racing Point when scoring the 9th position thanks to reasonable tactics. Stroll did not entere the top 10 in a race since the Italian GP at Monza in early September last year. The last scorer was the third chance racer at F1, Daniil Kvyat.
The Russian driver with the nickname “torpedoes” has scored points in Australia in all three times he ran for Toro Rosso in 2014, 2017 and 2019 but could not even excel in the remaining two races with Red Bull.
Carlos Sainz always got off to a good start when scoring in all the opening stages since 2015, but this year he received an unexpected “honor” to become the driver to give up the first of the year. 2019 due to the McLaren MCL34 burnt engine. His rookie teammate, Lando Norris, came in 8th and did his best, but his inexperience made him only 12th.