Sebastian Vettel leapfrogged Lewis Hamilton by a good seven seconds to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion was unstoppable since the first pit stop, taking the chequered flag ahead of both Mercedes drivers.
This win was a vital boost for Ferrari, who went without a win last year, and showed that their pre-season form was here to stay. The Italian giants were the fastest in the pre-season testing, but lost the pole to Hamilton on Saturday.
However, Vettel made up for it to win his first race since Singapore 2015 and first in Melbourne after 2011. This was also Ferrari’s first win at Albert Park since Kimi Raikkonen – who finished fourth – won back in 2007.
Vettel’s commanding win generated quite a buzz on social media, as his peers applauded the competitive race, while fans celebrated Ferrari’s resurgence. Here’s a look at the best of Twitter after the thrilling Australian GP.
Even reigning champion Nico Rosberg was tweeting through the race.
What other teams and drivers had to say after the season-opener.
There were plenty of throwbacks as well.
And we had the first meme of this F1 season as well – ‘Angry Toto’
Get ready for a spectacular season ahead