World champion Lewis Hamilton began his title defence in perfect style with a controlled drive to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
The Briton, starting from pole, was followed closely by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, but his lead was never challenged in what was pretty much a processional race.
Rosberg secured Mercedes' first one-two of the year, finishing 1.4 seconds behind Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel completed the podium in his first race for the Ferrari team after a pretty much trouble-free event.
But Mercedes' dominance was evident, with Vettel coming home over 34 seconds behind Hamilton.
Felipe Massa was fourth for Williams, while fellow Brazilian Felipe Nasr had an impressive debut to finish in fifth position for Sauber.
Local hero Daniel Ricciardo had to be content with sixth position ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and Marcus Ericsson, who completed a dream day for Sauber after a difficult weekend for the Swiss squad.
Toro Rosso's rookie Carlos Sainz finished in ninth, but he could have been much higher had he not lost a lot of time during a pitstop.
Sergio Perez completed the top ten, while Jenson Button was the last finisher, outside of the points.
The two Lotus of Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean retired on the opening lap, the Venezuelan spinning into the wall after making contact with the Sauber of Felipe Nasr at Turn 1, which caused the safety car to be deployed.
Grosjean drove into the pits and out of the race at the end of lap one.
Magnussen, starting from the back of the grid, stopped on his way to the grid with smoke coming from the back of his Honda-powered car.
Red Bull's Kvyat, starting 13th, was ruled out of the race with a broken gearbox also before the start.
Valtteri Bottas was declared unfit to race following his back problems during qualifying.
Australian GP results - 58 laps:
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1 lap|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1 lap|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber-Ferrari||1 lap|
|9||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso-Renault||1 lap|
|10||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1 lap|
|11||Jenson Button||McLaren-Honda||2 laps|
|Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso-Renault||32|
|Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull-Renault||0|