Mercedes kicked off the 2019 Formula 1 season with a dominant victory in the Australian Grand Prix, but it was Valtteri Bottas rather than a troubled Lewis Hamilton that took the chequered flag. A rejuvenated Bottas then took aim on the radio at his critics from last year with some colourful language, showing a confidence and determination to bounce back from his challenging 2018 campaign. Edd Straw and Andrew van Leeuwen discuss all the major topics from the first weekend of the season, including what went wrong for Ferrari, how well things started for Red Bull, and how the ultra-tight battle for midfield supremacy shook out.
|Program||F1 News and Features|
|Episode title||Australian GP: Brilliant Bottas blasts his critics|
|Date added||17 March 2019|
|Related racing series||Formula 1|