Five talking points ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton in practice in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton in practice in Melbourne

"The name of this year's auto, the SF90, is already a celebration of this anniversary and, on top of that (we have) chose to honour this achievement in an even more evident manner in Melbourne", Ferrari said in a statement.

Scuderia Ferrari has unveiled the revised livery that it will run at this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton is now the most dominant driver in the sport racing for the most dominant team. We got a bit lucky with the safety vehicle to grab the win.

Philip Morris last October made a public return to Formula One through its scientific research subsidiary Mission Winnow and branded Ferrari cars with the logo. "To have any proper examples, I don't know, we will see at the first race".

"I'm looking forward to continuing the dialogue to make sure that it stays in Melbourne ... my view is it's certainly not going to go across the border into New South Wales".

Formula One's governing body, the FIA, is opposed to any advertising or sponsoring of cigarettes or tobacco, as are a number of countries staging races.

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are expecting their toughest season yet and are braced to be pushed to the limit by Ferrari. We won't know for sure until this weekend.

"Over the winter some things have been different, like with my coach again we looked through the travel plan and everything, all the details that we think is going to be best for my performance, like where I am between races, where do I fly, when do I fly". "A lot of my friends have said they really like the colors of our auto and everybody says it looks great watching trackside". So whoever is quickest this weekend, it doesn't really matter as long as it's close.

A new set of aero regulations have also been introduced, featuring simpler front wings and brake ducts, in a bid to improve the quality of racing. "It is only when it's at a point when one driver doesn't have a shot to win the championship and I think that's great". Even without any upgrades, just getting the vehicle nicer to drive, better balanced and more stable, there will be performance from that.

Mercedes have been the Constructors' champions for five years in a row and their drivers have won five years in a row (Lewis Hamilton four times, Nico Rosberg once).

There is something for everyone at this year's Formula One Grand Prix.

1 - Should Charles Leclerc not finish at the AusGP, he would be the first to retire in his debut race for Ferrari since Schumacher in 1996 (Australia). Perhaps a little puppy love may well go a long way to proving his critics wrong...

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