In The Driver's Seat

In the Driver's Seat: Mercedes superior but can be fallible

How on earth did Lewis Hamilton lose the Australian Grand Prix?

The reigning world champion started from the pole position he had secured so dramatically the previous day, and steadily pulled away from Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari during the first stint as eventual winner Sebastian Vettel struggled to keep up. Yet it was Vettel who emerged victorious.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2018, with the headline 'Mercedes superior but can be fallible'. Print Edition | Subscribe