"It's frustrating because I think everyone else wants to see them get challenged a bit more, so that was a little bit of a punch in the stomach to everyone".
LEWIS HAMILTON taunted bitter rival Sebastian Vettel as the two started the season with a bang.
Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas had a frustrating session, crashing in the final part of qualifying and failing to set a time, but Hamilton was unconcerned he won't have any back up against the Ferraris.
"I'm always in party mode", he added, referring to Mercedes' self-named engine mode.
"It wasn't a straight-forward session with the rain this morning".
"I can assure you we don't have a party mode", he said. The team have a lot of work to do on the vehicle and he will start from 10th.
More McLaren misery? McLaren wasn't overly optimistic about its prospects in Australia but even they would be bitterly disappointed not to have at least one vehicle in the top 10 after qualifying.
"We were still very close to Ferrari, which is positive". It's not the easiest place to overtake but who knows.
Bottas crashed at turn two early in Q3, bringing out the red flag and ending his session early.
The Englishman was elated as he admitted there was "no better feeling" than beating his rivals in the first shootout of the year after a winter of hard work for him and his Mercedes team.
It took ages for any cars to get out for Q2, with Max Verstappen eventually venturing out on super-softs to enjoy an empty track.
The Finn will face a race against time for his auto to be in working order by Sunday's race. "A penalty sure, there are reprimands, fines, other things but to shoot me in the ankle before the season has started -- I thought they could have done better", Ricciardo said. "He [Hamilton] is free to have a party tonight and hopefully Kimi and I will have a party tomorrow".
Bottas will not start from any closer than 15th on the grid after needing a gearbox change and it will be a long night in the garage for the team's mechanics.
Haas confirmed themselves as the big improvers after positive winter testing, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean locking down the third row.
Force India's disappointing winter testing continued on into qualifying in Melbourne so much so that had the Toro Rosso pair of Brendan Hartley and Pierre Gasly not made mistakes on their Q1 runs, both Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon would have finished the session in the bottom five.
Dublin Fire Brigade said eight fire engines, specialist fire-fighting equipment and paramedics were at the scene. According to the eyewitness John Sheridan, "at least five floors" of the building may be covered by a flame.
One difference between Allliance games and the National Football League is that kickoffs will be eliminated, NBC Sports said. Live fantasy play will be integrated into app broadcasts to tap into the 20 million people who now play fantasy football.
Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of a number of sanctions as part of the deal. But with time still to run until May, sanctions did not dominate the debate, diplomats said.
The omnibus bill, the president said, necessarily boosts our military, increasing defense funding by $60 billion from past year . He said DACA was abandoned by the Democrats. "Would have been tied to desperately needed Wall", he said.
Toys "R" Us has reportedly weighed a plan to save 200 of its strongest stores, in addition to keeping its Canadian business open. NPD's Consumer Tracking Service has found that Toys "R" Us represented approximately 12% of U.S. toy industry sales in 2017.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages prices rose 3.9 percent annually and alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices climbed 6.1 percent. Petrol prices fell on the month and food prices rose more slowly than in February 2017, he said.
At the time of the 2007 strike, Syria accused Israel of invading its airspace, but gave no further details about the target. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in the past that the site was "very likely" to have been a nuclear reactor.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince is promoting himself as a social and an economic reformer, reinventing his kingdom for the modern era. Trump is touting close U.S. -Saudi ties during an Oval Office meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman .
Ruszczyk's death caused outrage in the United States and Australia and led to the resignation of the city's police chief. Noor was booked in Hennepin County Jail on felony charges of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder.
Ancora Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Magellan Midstream Partners , L.P. (NYSE:MMP). Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.
The 4th District centered on Montgomery County, also in the suburbs outside Philadelphia, could also be competitive, Madonna said. Looking for news you can trust? The state is projected to lose one congressional seat in that remapping.
Trump Expands His Trade War to China
The planned sanctions include tariffs on $48 billion worth of Chinese imports as well as restrictions on Chinese investments. Mr Trump, however, has said that the United States move to raise tariffs against China was already beginning to get results.
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Wet snow is falling in the Piedmont Triad and, as the morning progresses, we could be dealing with slushy bridges and overpasses. Temperatures really start to turn around on Friday thanks to high pressure moving east and winds flowing from the southwest.
'Black Panther' Is The Most-Mentioned Movie On Twitter
Black Panther fans will be getting another dose of Wakanda in Marvels next comic blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War . Twitter released a statement with statistics revealing that Black Panther has generated over 35-million tweets.
Will Daniel Bryan's Return Impact WrestleMania 34?
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