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Formula One has changed the positioning of race start lights to ensure drivers can see clearly around the new halo head protection system that debuts in Australia this weekend.
JONATHAN McEVOY IN MELBOURNE: Had Lewis Hamilton turned his phone’s camera on the same scene at any time over the next few days it would have told the same story.
It is lights out for a new F1 season this weekend when the Australian Grand Prix gets underway in Melbourne. Here Sportsmail looks at the big questions heading into the campaign.
Ahead of Sunday's curtain-raiser, Sportsmail takes a look at every helmet on the grid including world champion Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Fernando Alonso.
Ferrari improved in 2017 to take a title fight to Mercedes in the drivers' championship. But it has been 10 years since they landed a championship as Sportsmail looks at the team's past failures.
The tension of a rivalry that produced 'road rage' and acrimony between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2017 was absent on Thursday as the four-times Formula One champions made nice
Monte Carlo harbour is a pretty setting for Formula One's champagne-swilling extravagances. There the party people cavort on their boats day and night under the escarpment of that gilded Principality.
David Coulthard has no doubt that the latest chapter in the enthralling battle between Red Bull stars Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo will be 'fascinating' this season.
Fernando Alonso has played down McLaren's reliability concerns, saying pre-season testing problems have been fixed and the car will be '100 per cent' ready for the Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has played down talk that his Mercedes team will once again dominate the Formula One season by suggesting they may even start off on the back foot.
Red Bull went a little left field with their media day as swathes of fans packed into a little Melbourne side street to watch home town favourite Ricciardo and Verstappen try their hand at the graffiti art.
The spectre of a breakaway championship has gained ground here with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff claiming that it is a 'realistic' possibility.
The Toleman Hart that the late three-time champion raced with in his first Formula One season back in 1984 is to go up for auction on May 11 at Bonhams.
Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on wrestling the Formula One title away from Lewis Hamilton - and has demanded Red Bull give him the tools to do so ahead of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
A breakaway championship to rival Formula One has gathered further momentum after Mercedes boss Toto Wolff warned that it is a 'realistic' possibility and 'could happen'.
Mark Webber has hinted that Lewis Hamilton may have the psychological edge on championship rival Sebastian Vettel ahead of the new F1 season.
MATTHEW SMITH: McLaren, Red Bull and world champions Mercedes all have talent on the verge of breaking into the main event. Sportsmail introduces you to F1's next generation...
Lewis Hamilton has thanked 'all those have supported me all this way' as he prepares to begin the defence of his Formula One world title. Mercedes driver Hamilton is aiming for his fifth championship.
Once again it was Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes running away with glory in 2017. Sportsmail previews all the teams and drivers looking to stop a Silver Arrows repeat ahead of the new F1 season
Recent F1 seasons have been, to put it bluntly, boring. A lack of title fights, competitive teams challenging Mercedes or high octane racing on a consistent basis have put new fans off.