F1 Comments Live: Australian GP

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 Comments Live for Australian Grand Prix qualifying has started – use the link above to join the discussion on the qualifying for the race. I’m online at the moment and will be joined shortly by writers from two of my favourite F1 blogs: Ollie from BlogF1 and Duncan from Doctorvee.

Read on for more information about the session and track and tips on where you can watch it online.

Albert Park, Melbourne, track map

2008 Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Circuit diagram

Track information

2007 pole position: Kimi Raikkonen 1’26.072
2007 fastest race lap: Kimi Raikkonen 1’25.235

Full throttle: 65% of lap
Top speed: 303kph (188mph)
Longest flat-out section: 10 seconds / 735m (803yd)
Gearshifts per lap: 60
Tyre wear: medium/low
Brake wear: high
Downforce level: high
(Source: BMW 2007)

Track and event links

How can I watch F1 live online?

ITV broadcast Grand Prix Friday practices, qualifying and the race live online. It’s only accessible to British viewers (although some people have apparently found ways around that).

TVlizer carries some sports channels live, including Eurosport France which carries some F1 sessions.

The ‘Wheels’ channel on TVU may be showing the session live. You will need to download the TVU player to view it.

There’s usually discussion about where to find F1 online in the comments so do check in to see what other people are using.

Live timing

You can follow live timing at the official Formula 1 site, which requires free registration.

Join in F1 Comments Live

You can launch F1 Comments Live in a new window – this should make it easier for you to fit around other open windows e.g. the live timing screen: launch F1 Comments Live in a new window

Or you can launch F1 Comments Live in your browser window.

Please only use the comments form below to report any technical problems. I’ve tried having everyone post their comments in there during the F1 sessions and it just makes the site crash!