First-placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates during the awarding ceremony of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 at the Albert Park in Melbourne. Photo: Xinhua

Australian Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Formula One curtain-raiser

  • Finland racer gets off to perfect start in Melbourne
  • The 29-year-old also claims bonus point for fastest lap
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First-placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland celebrates during the awarding ceremony of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 at the Albert Park in Melbourne. Photo: Xinhua
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Charlie Whiting, former FIA race director, has died at 66, days ahead of the new F1 season. Photo: AP

Charlie Whiting dead at 66: Formula One rocked as race director dies in Australia ahead of new season

  • FIA issues statement saying Whiting died on Thursday morning
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Charlie Whiting, former FIA race director, has died at 66, days ahead of the new F1 season. Photo: AP
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