Charles Leclerc after taking pole in Austria.

Charles Leclerc claimed pole after teammate Sebastian Vettel was held in his garage with engine problems.

Charles Leclerc on track at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The competitive order is little clearer after a chaotic day of practice at the Red Bull Ring.

‘Rage quit’ isn’t a phrase heard thrown around in Formula One.

The most important question now is how integral Ferrari’s flaws are to its 2019 campaign. Only with that answer can it attempt to lift and salvage what’s left of its season.

The cost of Ferrari’s slow start to the season will be paid by its 2019 campaign eventually. Whether the payment ultimately bankrupts its campaign will be decided this weekend.

So still that question hangs in the air as Formula One hurtles towards its European leg of the season. is anyone good enough to beat Mercedes? On current form, the answer is a resounding no.

Nothing fires up the formula one public quite like team orders, and it’s taken only three races for the sport’s favourite subject to become a major talking point in 2019.

Motorsport can be a cruel and fickle sport, and for no-one was that truer than Charles Leclerc in the final 15 laps of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

For all the interest and intrigue that comes with the first round of the season, Formula One left the Australian Grand Prix asking only one major question: what happened to Ferrari?

Mercedes has been Formula One’s dominant force for five long years, but that could all be about to change in 2019.