Australian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso still suffering pain from Melbourne crash
Fernando Alonso admits that he still feels the effects of his huge crash in Australia.
Jul 23, 12:02
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at Monza, Italy on September 8, 2013
Bernie Ecclestone backs Melbourne's secret Formula 1 fee
Bernie Ecclestone joins the local state government in Australia in refusing to divulge the cost of the annual Formula 1 race.
May 18, 10:56
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen engine survived Melbourne fire
More reports claim that Kimi Raikkonen's power unit has survived his fiery exit from the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 31, 14:39
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso suffered collapsed lung, broken ribs
Fernando Alonso is sitting out the Bahrain Grand Prix with broken ribs and after suffering a partially collapsed lung.
Mar 31, 14:25
Max Verstappen of Toro Rosso during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 14, 2015
Max Verstappen 'moves on' after Melbourne anger
Max Verstappen says that he has "moved on" after losing his cool at the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 31, 13:41
Mclaren F1 Jenson Button barcelona test feb 2016
McLaren plays down 'broken' seat reports
McLaren plays down reports Fernando Alonso's carbon seat was 'broken' in his high-speed Melbourne crash.
Mar 30, 19:02
Felipe Massa drives for Williams during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016
Gold Coast eyes future Australian Grand Prix
Queensland flags a potential bid to poach the Australian Grand Prix from rival state Victoria, the current host of the F1 season opener in Melbourne.
Mar 30, 12:56
Kevin Magnussen of Finland and McLaren walks in the paddock following practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on April 19, 2013
Jason Watt backs Kevin Magnussen after Jolyon Palmer defeat
A countryman of F1 returnee Kevin Magnussen defends the Dane's performance at the recent Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 29, 09:27
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
FIA eyes Fernando Alonso's broken seat after crash
The FIA launches an investigation into Fernando Alonso's spectacular Melbourne crash, with insiders saying that the Spaniard was lucky to survive.
Mar 29, 09:19
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen's engines survived Melbourne
The engine, gearbox and monocoque aboard Fernando Alonso's otherwise-mangled McLaren-Honda survived his famous crash in Melbourne last Sunday.
Mar 23, 08:30
Dr Helmut Marko looks on in the garage during practice for the Austria Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Dr Helmut Marko: 'Radio rules contributed to Max Verstappen mood'
Dr Helmut Marko points a finger at the Formula 1 rules amid the tension at Red Bull's junior team.
Mar 22, 18:50
Fernando Alonso reacts after being involved in a crash with Haas's Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 20, 2016
'Sore' Fernando Alonso goes home as halo debate returns
The controversial 'halo' concept is once again a talking point in F1 circles, following Fernando Alonso's huge crash in Australia.
Mar 22, 07:59
Carlos Sainz ahead of Max Verstappen for Toro Rosso at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016
Max Verstappen criticised for Melbourne 'anger'
Max Verstappen is criticised for his behaviour at the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 22, 07:49
Max Verstappen of Netherlands, who will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso next season, looks on in the paddock before watching the action in the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage during practice ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Augu
Max Verstappen furious after Melbourne race
Tension is brewing inside the Toro Rosso team after Max Verstappen lost his cool in Melbourne.
Mar 21, 10:03
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 28, 2015
Result: Nico Rosberg claims season-opening win in Australia
Nico Rosberg gets off to a winning start at the Australian Grand Prix, while Fernando Alonso was involved in a dramatic crash.
Mar 20, 09:46
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Lewis Hamilton to start on pole for Australian Grand Prix
Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton will start the Australian Grand Prix on pole position after a qualifying campaign that saw no drivers on the track during the closing stages.
Mar 19, 09:24
 Force India chairman Vijay Mallya attends a press conference on October 23, 2015
Troubled Vijay Mallya set to sit out Melbourne
Force India deputy Bob Fernley hits that team owner Vijay Mallya will likely skip this weekend's 2016 season opener in Melbourne.
Mar 16, 08:49
F1 personnel, teams and media mill around on the starting grid before the start of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 29, 2015.
'Musical chairs' to go ahead in Melbourne
Any doubt that the controversial 'musical chairs' qualifying format will make its bow in Melbourne are swept aside.
Mar 14, 09:01
Bernie Ecclestone formula 1 Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda, Christian Horner reveal Melbourne qualifying doubts
Niki Lauda defends F1's controversial new qualifying format on the basis that the alternative floated by Bernie Ecclestone was "absurd".
Mar 11, 11:35
Sauber F1 feb 2016
Struggling Sauber 'will race in Australia'
Sauber will race in Melbourne next weekend, notwithstanding the financial cloud that hangs over the struggling Swiss team.
Mar 9, 11:10
Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda arrives in the paddock before final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 28, 2015
Fernando Alonso: 'McLaren-Honda a little behind'
Fernando Alonso says that he is not sure where he will line up on the Melbourne grid.
Mar 4, 08:29
General view of start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo Brazil on November 9 2014
'Musical chairs' qualifying set for Australia
'Musical chairs'-style qualifying will take place ahead of the Melbourne season opener in just over two weeks.
Mar 2, 13:55
Sauber's Felipe Nasr takes part in a press conference at the Interlagos pits on November 12, 2015
Felipe Nasr: 'Sauber may not be 100% in Melbourne'
Felipe Nasr admits that Sauber's newly-launched car may not be 100% ready for the 2016 season opener in Australia in just over two weeks.
Mar 2, 07:39
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at Monza, Italy on September 8, 2013
No 'musical chairs' qualifying in Melbourne
Formula 1's new 'musical chairs' qualifying format hits a roadblock as the new system will not be ready for the start of the season.
Feb 27, 11:35
General view of start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo Brazil on November 9 2014
Formula 1 2016 season kicks off with Australian Grand Prix in April
Next year's Formula 1 season starts with the Australian Grand Prix on April 3.
Apr 29, 01:58
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing leads the field on lap one of the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at Korea International Circuit on October 6, 2013
Formula 1 agrees to hand drivers a fifth engine in 2015
Formula 1 drivers are allocated a fifth engine this season, after the teams agreed a deal today.
Mar 27, 19:33
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn arrives at the Marina Bay Street circuit for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix on September 18, 2014
Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn surprised by Ferrari engine power
Monisha Kaltenborn says that Sauber have benefitted from the increased power of Ferrari engines over the winter.
Mar 21, 17:24
William's Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado sits in the pits during the first practice session at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 6, 2013
Pastor Maldonado frustrated by Australian Grand Prix crash
Pastor Maldonado admits that he is frustrated by his first-lap crash in Australia, but believes that Lotus will perform well in the heat of Malaysia.
Mar 21, 17:03
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sits in the pits during the first practice session of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit on July 4, 2014
Lewis Hamilton "starstruck" by Arnold Schwarzenegger at Australian GP
Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton admits that he felt "starstruck" when meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 16, 11:40
Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren prepares to drive during practice for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 26, 2013
Jenson Button: 'McLaren still a long way off'
Jenson Button says that McLaren can build on their 11th place at the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 16, 01:58
Daniel Ricciardo during a practice session for the German GP on July 18, 2014
Daniel Ricciardo: 'Red Bull have things to learn after Australia'
Daniel Ricciardo claims that Red Bull must learn lessons if they are to improve on their performance at the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 15, 22:58
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner watches on during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 24, 2012
Christian Horner worried over 'unhealthy' Mercedes dominance
Christian Horner calls on Formula 1 chiefs to make changes to the sport in order to avoid another season dominated by Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Mar 15, 12:32
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari attends the post-race press conference after the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 15, 2015
Sebastian Vettel pleased with Ferrari debut
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel admits that it "feels very good" to have finished on the Australian Grand Prix podium in his first race for the team.
Mar 15, 10:46
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: Missing Australian Grand Prix "disappointing"
Williams's Valtteri Bottas admits that it was "disappointing" to miss the opening race of the 2015 Formula 1 season in Australia with a back injury.
Mar 15, 09:26
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014
Lewis Hamilton hails "incredible" Australian Grand Prix victory
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton praises his team for doing "an amazing job" in helping him secure victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 15, 07:20
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in Parc Ferme after winning the World Championship and the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 23, 2014
Result: Lewis Hamilton claims victory at season-opening Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a race which saw just 11 cars finish.
Mar 15, 06:42
William's Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado sits in the pits during the first practice session at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 6, 2013
Pastor Maldonado crashes out in first lap of Australian Grand Prix
Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado crashes out in the first lap of the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 15, 05:24
Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull prepares to race during the F1 Chinese Grand Prix on April 20, 2014
Daniel Ricciardo: 'Red Bull made progress in Melbourne'
Daniel Ricciardo claims to be pleased with Red Bull's progress through qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix, despite being seventh on the grid in Melbourne.
Mar 14, 18:52
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner watches on during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 24, 2012
Christian Horner hoping for Red Bull progress at Australian Grand Prix
Christian Horner says that Daniel Ricciardo's seventh place in Australian Grand Prix qualifying is a good result for Red Bull.
Mar 14, 18:25
Marussia Team Principal John Booth attends the official press conference following practice for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 12, 2013
Manor must explain why they did not try to qualify in Australia
The FIA call on Manor to explain why they stayed in the garage and did not compete in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 14, 17:30

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