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Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wehrlein to miss the Australian GP

The Sauber F1 Team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein will not race in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and will be replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.  Wehrlein, who crashed during the Race of Champions event at beginningof the year, does not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit. As of FP3, Antonio Giovinazzi will take over the Sauber C36-Ferrari for the rest of the Australian Grand Prix weekend. “My fitness level is not as it should be for a full race […]

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Mercedes leads Friday practice sessions

  After two weeks of testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, it was finally go time Friday at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne as teams prepared for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.  The start of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship began with two, 90-minute practice sessions – FP1 and FP2 – which saw the new-for-2017 technical regulations in real-time action on the 5.303-kilometer, 16-turn track. The advanced aerodynamic package for this year’s car was put in place to create […]

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Force India enjoyed straightforward start

The first day of the season saw the VJM10 emerge in its new pink livery at Albert Park as Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon Clocked up a total of 124 laps between them. It was a fairly routine start to the 2017 season for Force India, with a brake system problem on Ocon’s car the only significant issue at the start of FP1. Fortunately the team resolved that quite quickly allowing the Frenchman to get on with learning the track. “I didn’t have the best […]

Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Haas hopes for a better season

  Haas F1 Team returns to Melbourne for their second Australian Grand Prix, to begin its sophomore season with a new set of circumstances. After being the new kid on the block in 2016, the new rules bring at least shared newness among all teams in 2017. The first American Formula One team in 30 years made quite the impression in their debut year, with driver Romain Grosjean finishing sixth in the season-opening race. It was the best debut for any Formula One team since […]

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017

Raikkonen: “Too early for predictions”

  Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is happy with the performance of the SF70H during the winter testing but admits it might not have revealed the exact situation of the 2017 Formula One season. The Finn, who has scored the fastest time of the whole test at Barcelona, is cautious in terms of making predictions ahead of the season opening race in Australia and suggests a more appropriate picture will be seen in China. “There’s a good feeling with this car and that’s the most important thing. […]

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Alonso absolves Gutierrez of blame for clash

Fernando Alonso believes he is lucky to be alive after walking away from a high-speed accident in Australia, and has absolved Esteban Gutierrez of blame. Alonso clipped the back of Gutierrez on the approach of Turn 3 and slammed into the wall, before his McLaren was tipped into a roll across the gravel. Alonso walked away from the wreckage of his car and was given the all-clear after a quick trip to the medical centre. "No, I don’t think so," he said when asked if […]

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rosberg takes victory at Australian GP

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes 1-2 at an action-packed Australian Grand Prix, as the race was turned on its head following a red flag period. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel controlled the early stages but lost out on strategy when the race was halted after a terrifying accident involving Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutiérrez. Vettel surged into the lead at the start as both Mercedes drivers bogged down, as Kimi Räikkönen moved into second at Rosberg’s expense while Lewis Hamilton took to the run-off at Turn 1 […]

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Q2 result exceeded expectations for Renault

Renault drivers Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen expressed surprise at progressing through to the second knockout segment during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Renault has returned to Formula 1 as a full works team after a five year absence but both drivers made it through to Q2, with Palmer in 14th and Magnussen in 15th. "We’re happy to be in Q2; we didn’t really expect much more," said Palmer. "I hadn’t done many laps in the dry here so I was trying to build […]

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Whiting sure FIA can police radio messages

Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting is adamant that the FIA will be able to monitor radio messages, ahead of this year's clampdown in the sport. In a bid to place control back in the hands of the drivers, there is increased restriction on what messages are allowed to be provided from the pit wall. "We’re listening to it in real time," he said. "We’ve got four people in race control listening to three drivers each, and then we’ve got four or five software engineers […]

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Kvyat: Initial Red Bull pace promising

Daniil Kvyat says the initial pace of Red Bull's RB12 at the Australian Grand Prix is promising but remains wary that the picture was distorted due to wet weather. Kvyat was second to Lewis Hamilton in the opening session, with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, before he rounded out the top 10 in the second session. Both sessions were affected by wet weather, with only a narrow window of dry running available early in the afternoon. "Everything went well today I think, the car felt good out […]

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Hamilton heads Friday running in Australia

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton topped both Friday practice sessions for Mercedes as rain affected running at the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton set a time of 1:29.725 to finish four-tenths clear of Daniil Kvyat during the first session, as the rain cleared sufficiently for a spell on the slick tyres. The rain returned for the second session in which dry tyres were unable to be used, as Hamilton also ended on top, albeit with a time nine seconds slower than his best from earlier in […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Australian Grand PrixView 2016

Following a tightly-packed winter testing schedule, the sport has rolled into Australia for the opening round of the 2016 campaign, as Lewis Hamilton begins his charge for a fourth World Championship. This season will be the longest in Formula 1 history, with 21 rounds, two more than 2015, with the addition of the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, and the return of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. The grid has remained relatively stable, but there have been some changes, including the return […]