Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton led the way, but only by fractions of a second.

Lewis Hamilton at the Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have become embroiled in a pointless war of words.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.

But is the party mode real, or is it all an illusion?

Lewis Hamilton wins the pole award at the Australian Grand Prix.

No-one could touch Lewis Hamilton as the Briton cruised to pole.

Lewis Hamilton on track on Friday at the Australian Grand Prix.

Mercedes topped both practice sessions, but not by as much as some feared during the preseason.

Lewis Hamilton in the pits at the Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton opened the 2018 season by topping both Friday practice sessions in Melbourne.

Lewis Hamilton sits in his W09 during preseason testing.

There’s still so much intrigue in the 2018 season just days out from the first race.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 2017 was bursting with broken promise. Can 2018 finally deliver?

Lewis Hamilton does celebratory doughnuts at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth world championship after a tense Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his fourth world championship at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s title win is down in equal parts to the Briton stepping up and Vettel slipping up.