2019 Australian Grand Prix Live, Preview and predictions from the Sky Sports F1 team
The eagerly-anticipated Formula 1 2019 season has finally arrived with the Australian GP opening the battle for the World Championship live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.
There are new rules, new rivalries and new beginnings for a season which promises closer battles at both the front of the field and in the midfield.
We’ve got some of the Sky F1 team to give their predictions on what might happen this year, while you can vote on who you think will be this year’s world champion in the poll at the bottom of the page.
Watch the Australian GP live only on Sky Sports F1, with the channel the home of live and exclusive F1. The race begins at 5.10am on Sunday, with build-up from 3.30am.
Damon Hill: “I think it’s doable, but it’s not going to be easy. This season is looking very much like it’s going to be a very tough battle for Mercedes. They weren’t the quickest in Testing, but then Testing is very much a phoney war. We won’t really know until we get to Melbourne and, even then, we won’t really know because it’s a 21-race championship.”
Martin Brundle: “They always say they don’t care about the statistics but it’s not true, they do. They know the numbers and I’m sure Lewis Hamilton wants to leave the sport with a new high tide mark in every department in terms of statistics. To beat Hamilton and Mercedes over the course of a full season is a really hard thing to do, they’ve got the stamina and they seem to find extra speed and determination as the season unfolds. You wouldn’t hesitate to put some money on Hamilton taking his sixth title.”