Australian GP: Best images as Melbourne gears up

Check out the best images as the Formula 1 circus descended on Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, as a new season begins amid the spectre of coronavirus. Click on the images above to cycle through them.

Spare AlphaTauri noses and front wings

Spare AlphaTauri noses and front wings
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Haas nose and front wing

Haas nose and front wing
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Spare WIlliams front wings and noses

Spare WIlliams front wings and noses
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A Racing Point mechanic at work

A Racing Point mechanic at work
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Ferrari mechanics check tyres

Ferrari mechanics check tyres
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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren walks the track with members of the team

Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren walks the track with members of the team
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Members of the McLaren team walk the track

Members of the McLaren team walk the track
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Lance Stroll, Racing Point on his track walk with members of the team.

Lance Stroll, Racing Point on his track walk with members of the team.
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 Team and members of the team walk the track

Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 Team and members of the team walk the track
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Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

The Melbourne skyline

The Melbourne skyline
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing

Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 rides the track

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 rides the track
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Lance Stroll, Racing Point on his track walk with members of the team.

Lance Stroll, Racing Point on his track walk with members of the team.
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari walks the track with members of the team

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari walks the track with members of the team
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari walks the track with members of the team including Jock Clear, Race Engineer, Ferrari.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari walks the track with members of the team including Jock Clear, Race Engineer, Ferrari.
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Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo walks the track with members of the team

Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo walks the track with members of the team
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Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team walks the track with members of tehe team including Ayao Komatsu, Chief Race Engineer, Haas F1

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team walks the track with members of tehe team including Ayao Komatsu, Chief Race Engineer, Haas F1
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team
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Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 with Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault F1 Team

Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 with Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault F1 Team
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Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 and Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team reveal the livery of their Renault F1 Team R.S.20

Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 and Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team reveal the livery of their Renault F1 Team R.S.20
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Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 Team and Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team

Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 Team and Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team
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Detail of the Renault F1 Team R.S.20

Detail of the Renault F1 Team R.S.20
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Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team walks the track with members of the team including Ayao Komatsu, Chief Race Engineer, Haas F1

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team walks the track with members of the team including Ayao Komatsu, Chief Race Engineer, Haas F1
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing at a Red Bull event Grand Pier in St Kilda

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing at a Red Bull event Grand Pier in St Kilda
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Photo by: John Toscano / Motorsport Images

Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing at a Red Bull event Grand Pier in St Kilda

Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing at a Red Bull event Grand Pier in St Kilda
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Lando Norris, McLaren

Lando Norris, McLaren
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Renault personnel wheel equipment through the paddock

Renault personnel wheel equipment through the paddock
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

A member of the Renault team with Daniel Ricciardo's helmet

A member of the Renault team with Daniel Ricciardo's helmet
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Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing walks the track with members of his team

Alex Albon, Red Bull Racing walks the track with members of his team
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Michael Masi, Race Director gives a thumbs up to the Safety Car driver

Michael Masi, Race Director gives a thumbs up to the Safety Car driver
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The INEOS logo on the bodywork of the Mercedes F1 W11

The INEOS logo on the bodywork of the Mercedes F1 W11
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Lewis Hamilton's race number on his Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton's race number on his Mercedes F1 W11
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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren

Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Pirelli branding around the track

Pirelli branding around the track
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Aramco branding around the track

Aramco branding around the track
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Aramco branding around the track

Aramco branding around the track
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

Mercedes team personnel walk the track

Mercedes team personnel walk the track
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari takes a selfie with fans

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari takes a selfie with fans
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Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 and members of the team walk the track

Esteban Ocon, Renault F1 and members of the team walk the track
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / Motorsport Images

A JCB in Racing Point livery

A JCB in Racing Point livery
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Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Track detail

Track detail
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Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

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