2020 FIA Formula One World Championship
2020 Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park Circuit
Sunday, 15 March 2020
* This event has been cancelled *
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be looking to move closer to Formula One icons at the Australian Grand Prix on March 15.
The British superstar is hoping to clinch his third Australian Grand Prix title and move closer to Lex Davison and Michael Schumacher, who won the race a record four times.
Hamilton finished second in last year's race behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas, while Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen finished third.
However, the 35-year-old driver went on to successfully defend his World Drivers' Championship for the second year running.
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Nicknamed Billion Dollar Man, Hamilton lifted his sixth championship title after finishing second at the 2019 United States Grand Prix.
The Billion Dollar Man is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, and considered by some to be the greatest of all time.
Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo believes Hamiton's accomplishments are well earned as they prepare for the first race of the 2020 season.
“Where a lot of people don’t give Lewis his due is that while he’s had the best car for the past few years,” Ricciardo said on The Sydney Morning Herald.
"And maybe he’s had it easier than others, his teammates have as well, and he’s gone out and delivered.
“To deal with that kind of constant pressure, that in itself makes you a strong character. I respect that 100 per cent, and you can’t take that away from him.”
Mercedes also won last year's World Constructors Championship with Ferrari and Red Bull finishing second, and third respectively.
2019 Australian Grand Prix results
Winner: Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes
Second-Place: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Third-Place: Max Verstappen - Red Bull
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