F1: 2019 Australian Grand Prix – Starting Grid New names among the 20 drivers, including one from Thailand By Chips Yap - March 16, 2019 0 1094 Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Reading Time: 2 minutes Race starts at 4:10 pm in Australia/1:10 pm in Malaysia Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the first round of the 2019 season. Alexander Albon from Thailand (who will be 23 years old on March 23) is one of the newcomers this season. He drives for the Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda team. After racing for Ferrari during the past 5 years, Kimi Raikkonen has moved to Alfa Romeo Racing. Colombian GP3 driver Tatiana Calderon (right) will be the team’s Test Driver SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team is the new name for the team that raced as the Racing Point Force India Formula One Team in 2018. McLaren’s Lando Norris, who will be 20 in November this year, is the youngest driver racing this season. To date, the youngest driver to start in a F1 race was Max Verstappen who was 17 when he entered the 2015 F1 World Championship.