Lewis Hamilton ended Qualifying on pole position at Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix weekend, and Mercedes look good for a win in the main race on Sunday.
Valtteri Bottas finished in second, while Sebastian Vettel took third in his Ferrari, though the gulf in lap times suggest the Silver Arrows are in prime position to get a win by the end of the weekend.
FOX Sports caught up with the three drivers mentioned above, and the trio laid down their thoughts after an eventful Qualifying session.
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas & Sebastian Vettel react to Australian GP Qualifying
In typical Lewis fashion, the Brit downplayed his pole finish and spoke about other factors in the race and where there is scope for improvement, while his teammate Bottas was pleased to excel at a track that hasn’t been the kindest at times.
But the interview with Sebastian Vettel is an interesting one, as Matthew Marsh regards a change in facial hair as one of the factors influencing the German’s performance lately. Always one to enjoy humor, Vettel smiles it away and insists that hasn’t been affecting his driving.
All eyes will be on the big guns ahead of the main race on Sunday, as we await the winner of the first race of the 2019 F1 season.