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3/17, 7:39 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bottas wins Australian GP as F1 season kicks off

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas won the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, with reigning champion and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton coming in second, 20.886 seconds behind the Finn.

Hamilton started in pole position, but was overtaken by Bottas in the first seconds of the race. The result leaves Mercedes first in the constructors championship. Bottas last won an F1 race in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

Max Verstappen from Red Bull, which uses Honda's engines, finished third and Sebastian Vettel came in fourth.

In the constructors championship, Ferrari came in second after a good performance from both its drivers and Red Bull Racing is now third.

Breaking the News / VP