The return of the Formula One season saw the return of Sebastian Vettel back on the top spot on the podium.
The German had not won a race for 18 months and how he savoured his victory.
The Ferrari driver beat pre-race favourite Lewis Hamilton by almost 10 seconds.
The Italian team had not won a single race last season and they set a marker for this season with their blistering pace out of the blocks.
After shadowing polesitter Hamilton throughout the race’s opening stages, Vettel leapfrogged the silver car at the first round of stops.
From there the German never looked back, taking the chequered flag to clinch Ferrari’s first win since Singapore 2015.
Valterri Bottas, Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate, completed the podium.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was fourth.
Max Verstappen fifth and Felipe Massa sixth.