The last driver to win the season opener after ending the previous year with a victory was Sebastian Vettel in 2010-2011. He, of course, went on to smash aside all before him, winning 11 races on his way to the title. Can reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton replicate that feat and start the season as he no doubt means to go on?
Catch highlights of qualifying on BBC One at 12:50 GMT and join us tomorrow for build-up and coverage of the Australian Grand Prix from 03:30 GMT. See you then!