Formula 1 is back: Thursday’s best pictures ahead of the Australian GP

There was a back-to-school atmosphere in the Australian GP paddock on Thursday as drivers returned ahead of the Formula 1 season-opener.

Here are the best pictures from F1’s first ‘media day’ of 2019…

Will the Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton rivalry develop this year?

Daniel Ricciardo has a new team, and a new funky helmet…

Charles Leclerc’s arrival signals a new era for Ferrari

They’re former team-mates, and Ricciardo and Vettel still get along well

Just don’t mention Vettel’s Aussie accent…

Lando Norris, the young British rookie, should get used to this!

Hamilton and Vettel: F1’s respectful rivals

Verstappen will spearhead the Red Bull-Honda challenge in Melbourne

F2 champion George Russell will make his F1 debut this weekend

Got a secret to share, guys?

Maybe they were talking about sharks…

Can Nico Hulkenberg beat new Renault team-mate Ricciardo this year?

F1 2019 is a big year for Vettel

All eyes on Verstappen…

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