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QUIZ: Season-opening Formula 1 Grand Prix winners

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

14:10 14 Mar 2019

The 2019 Formula 1 season gets going this weekend in Australia as it tends to do.

Lewis Hamilton is defending a title he won in style in 2018 but Sebastian Vettel is the early favourite.

The indications from pre-season testing suggest Ferrari have a performance advantage over Mercedes.

We'll have a better idea after Saturday qualifying and the opening race on Sunday.

Champion

However, don't set too much store on the opening race when it comes to the Drivers' Championship.

In eight of the last 19 seasons, the winner of the opening Grand Prix has not gone on to become champion.

Given the nature of the sport when it comes to mechanical issues, tyre compounds etc, it's all very changeable.

Anyway, for this week's OTB quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of season openers. Starting with the year 2000, can you name the winners of each first Grand Prix of the season? All but two of those were staged in Australia, with 2006 and 2010 in Bahrain.

Try it out below. If it doesn't display correctly on this page, then click here.


Also keep an ear out on Off The Ball this weekend. I have interviewed three-time Grand Prix winner Thierry Boutsen alongside Leo Nulty of Motorsport.ie:


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