Australian GP: Drivers gearing up for new F1 season

Ahead of the opening round of the 2013 season at Melbourne, drivers from around the Formula 1 paddock tell BBC Sport their hopes and expectations for the new season.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will be favourite to secure a fourth consecutive drivers' title, but others - including Lewis Hamilton at his new team Mercedes - will be hoping for success this year.

You can follow the BBC's coverage of the Australian Grand Prix on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 live, with race highlights showing at 14:20 GMT on Sunday, 17 March and live and on-demand video coverage, news and features across the opening weekend here on the BBC Sport website.

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