'My best race ever': Valtteri Bottas thrilled after Australian GP win

Valtteri Bottas declared victory in the 2019 Australian Grand Prix to be his best ever race after comfortably seeing off the challenge of team-mate Lewis Hamilton
Bottas was second on the grid in a Mercedes one-two, but flew out of the traps, overtook his team-mate on the first corner and never looked back.
Eventually the Finn finished more than 20 seconds ahead of the reigning world champion - and claimed a bonus point for the fastest lap to boot. 
'How about that?!', he screamed down the radio after taking the victory, followed by a bleeped swear word, as the man often written off as Hamilton's understudy claimed a very impressive victory. 
'I don't know what just happened. The start was really good, it was definitely my best race ever,' said Bottas.
'I just felt so good and everything was under control. The car was so good today so truly enjoyable, I need to enjoy today. I'm just so happy and can't wait for the next race.'
While Hamilton was forced to sweat, the Silver Arrows will have been thrilled that their raw pace was enough to blitz the chasing pack.
'It was a good weekend for the team,' said Hamilton. 'Valtteri drove an incredible race today so he deserved it.'
Hamilton however seemed very unhappy that he had been pitted early - lap 10 - which allowed Bottas to build a huge lead, and complained about it on the team radio.
When asked immediately after the race why he had been significantly slower than his team-mate, Hamilton said: 'I do have some ideas, I'll speak to my engineers'.  

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