Australian Grand Prix

Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff plays down Melbourne defeat
Toto Wolff calms fears that Mercedes have finally been overtaken as Formula 1's top team.
Apr 6, 08:29
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
FIA to investigate Melbourne spectator invasion
Officials are investigating the invasion of the Albert Park circuit by spectators while F1 cars were still completing their post-race in-laps on Sunday.
Mar 27, 15:26
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo talks to a friend in the paddock following qualifying for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza on September 7, 2013
Luca di Montezemolo hails return to winning for Ferrari
Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo hails the Italian marque's return to victory.
Mar 27, 14:52
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas the right driver for Mercedes'
Niki Lauda says Melbourne proved that Mercedes chose "the right driver" to replace reigning world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017.
Mar 27, 13:57
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Overtaking a problem in new Formula 1'
Although Ferrari won on Sunday, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff gives a thumbs-up to the 'new' Formula 1 after the 2017 season opener.
Mar 27, 07:57
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
Lewis Hamilton predicts "close battle" with Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton predicts a "close battle" with Sebastian Vettel for the F1 title this year.
Mar 26, 18:50
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 20, 2015
Result: Sebastian Vettel pips Lewis Hamilton to victory in Australian Grand Prix
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel beats pre-race favourite Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 26, 09:03
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Mercedes remove trick suspension voluntarily
Mercedes "voluntarily" remove their controversial suspension system for the Australian grand prix.
Mar 25, 12:12
Pascal Wehrlein of Germany and Manor poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Sauber replaces Pascal Wehrlein with Antonio Giovinazzi
Pascal Wehrlein will sit out the rest of the 2017 season opener in Australia.
Mar 25, 12:06
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Melbourne
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claims pole ahead of the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia.
Mar 25, 09:18
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes walks in the paddock during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton dominates practice sessions at Australian Grand Prix
Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton kicks off the new season by topping the first two practice sessions ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 24, 09:14
Pascal Wehrlein arrives in the paddock before final practice for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 19, 2015
Pascal Wehrlein: 'Back injury all good for Melbourne'
F1 doctors give Pascal Wehrlein the green light to race in Australia, following a back injury that marred his pre-season.
Mar 23, 11:04
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



TeamPoints
1Mercedes330
2Ferrari275
3Red Bull174
4Force India95
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso33
7Haas29
8Renault26
9Sauber5
10McLaren2
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari177
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes176
3Valtteri BottasMercedes154
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari98
6Max VerstappenRed Bull57
7Sergio PerezForce India52
8Esteban OconForce India43
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso29
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Pascal WehrleinSauber5
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren2
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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