It’s lights out in Melbourne this weekend as the 2018 F1 season gets underway. In what could prove to be a pivotal year for the sport, F1 enters the era of the halo, hypersoft tyres and potentially the next 5-time World Champion.
Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid got exclusive access to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen as the pairing prepare to take the fight to the dominant AMG Mercedes.
Aussie star Ricciardo looks forward to his return home 12 months after a disastrous 2017 Australian Grand Prix. Out of contract at the end of the season Ricciardo has his sights set on breaking the hybrid-era monopoly of Mercedes.
Meanwhile Verstappen – F1’s youngest ever race winner – hopes this year’s RB14 car will be the step forward needed to take more wins.