1 – Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 – Fernando ALONSO (Aston Martin). Hamilton: Yeah, I still feel uncomfortable in the car, though. Verstappen: From my side, I just tried to avoid a contact. Verstappen: I mean, of course, very happy to win the race. But I think the race itself towards the end was a bit of a mess with all the calls. And I think, actually it just got better and better, my starts. Verstappen: I think it was also the nature of the track, with the very low deg. Verstappen: Yeah, just a tiny lock-up and they want to flat spot the tyres, so I ran a bit wide, cut the grass a bit, saved Melbourne a bit of money to cut the grass there. Hamilton: Yeah, I think I had a lot more tyre than I thought that I did at the end. But definitely, with 18 laps to go, I was thinking jeez, I don’t know if these tyres are going go all the way. Verstappen: Yeah, I mean I had a terrible first one so I was actually not really looking forward to it. But I think it was a bit more difficult because of how cold the tyres were so you also didn’t really know what you’re going to get off the line. Verstappen: To be honest with you I think I braked a bit late and then I lost my reference a bit but then I looked and I was like I still have a little bit more space. Verstappen: I think it’s quite clear, I just didn’t understand why we needed a red flag.
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