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After the last lap, there were just 13 spectators awake.
Daniel Ricciardo was among the drivers fearing for Formula 1's future after labeling as "boring" Mercedes' one-two procession at Albert Park.
Winner Lewis Hamilton and his runner-up teammate Nico Rosberg lapped all but three drivers in a Sunday drive that turned a race into a glorified Mercedes parade.
"I feel a bit for the fans," said Ricciardo, who finished sixth.
"It was a boring race. It was frustrating.
"You don't normally get too bored, but yeah I was pretty lonely out there."
Hamilton, from pole position, and Rosberg, from second spot, were never challenged by the dramatically reduced field of just 15 cars, which third-placed Sebastian Vettel said damaged the sport.
Two more cars retired before completing a lap and only 11 drivers finished the season-opening event.
"For sure it's not great for the people," Vettel said.
"(Formula 1) is a difficult challenge. It is complicated. Maybe it got a bit too complicated." Fox Sports