Bottas' display showed that he is ready to come off from Hamilton's shadow at Mercedes. Hamilton, who took 11 victories and the title in 2018, was way off pace as compared to the Finn. Bottas signalled his intent to take the fight to Hamilton.
Ferrari start off on a dismal note
Vettel challenged arch-rival Hamilton at the start of the race but then surrendered the momentum to fall back.
He barely held onto fourth place ahead of new team-mate Charles Leclerc.
Meanewhile, Leclerc made many mistakes at the start of the race and even almost collided with his team-mate at Turn One.
"Why are we so slow?" Vettel had asked his team in between.