F1 2019: 5 Early Predictions for the Australian Grand Prix
#4 Bottas out on Lap 1
One of the stories that threaded through all of last year was the horrendous luck and forgettable season that Mercedes driver, Valtteri Bottas had. With early success quickly crumbling and leaving him with an entirely undesirable role of being Hamilton's 'wingman,' we're sure that Bottas will be looking to turn that around this year.
However, with that being said, we believe that Bottas's bad luck will carry through to the first part of this year as well and that the Finn will have his run end on lap one on Sunday.
Being that it's the first race of the season, everyone will be itching to make a run for the top spot, and we see an incident popping up to take Bottas out. It may not even be his fault, as it is in F1 so many times, it might just be an errant midfield car trying to make an overtake in a pack and touching Bottas out of the race.
Either way, while we hope that Bottas can get rid of his bad luck from last year to put in some blistering performances, we don't see that coming together in Melbourne.