Did Ferrari win it or Mercedes throw it away?

Did Ferrari win it or Mercedes throw it away?

After Ferrari's strong pre-season testing form, Mercedes looked like it had regained the advantage in Melbourne practice and qualifying - yet it was Sebastian Vettel on the top step of the podium at the end. A sign of things to come or just Mercedes tripping up?

Formula 1's new era is all about bigger cars, wider tyres, more downforce, and greater performance than ever before.

But this category remains one defined by small margins, and ultimately it was minor details that meant Ferrari rather than Mercedes went home victorious from the first grand prix of 2017.

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