Join in our live blog of the Australian Grand Prix below. Here’s the grid and pit stop predictions. Live F1 video FAQ | Live F1 timing | UK radio commentary | Track map Australian Grand Prix 2009 live blog
The excellent Red Bullog, run by Dank who often posts comments here, is closing following a complaint by Red Bull. Dank wrote yesterday: It is with regret that this will be the last ever post on The Red Bullog. Having pondered over the contents of this letter for the past few hours, it has severely … Continue reading Red Bullog closes after team complain
With a new team on the front row and some fast cars at the back of the grid the 2009 F1 season looks set to get off to a thrilling start at Melbourne tomorrow. Will we see a first-corner pile-up? Will the KERS drivers have an advantage at the start? How many drivers will lose … Continue reading Australian GP: thoughts on the start
Williams has withdrawn a protest against Ferrari and Red Bull Racing “in the interests of the sport”. It had protested that the pod wings on the front of the F60 and RB5 contravened the rules. After cancelling the protest it issued a statement saying (emphasis added):
Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello dominated qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the teams and drivers during today’s qualifying session. If you’re in Melbourne for the Grand Prix this weekend you can share your pictures with us by uploading them to the F1 Fanatic drop.io.
More bad news for Brawn GP’s rivals: as well as having locked out the front row of the grid, they are also carrying more fuel than anyone Q1 apart from Timo Glock. Robert Kubica’s strong qualifying position appears to have been partly fuel-assisted as he is the lightest driver on the grid. Before his exclusion, … Continue reading Australian GP grid and race weights
Toyota drivers Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock will start the Australian Grand prix from the back of the grid after being excluded from qualifying. The rear wings of their TF109s were found to be in contravention of the rules limiting how much they may flex. Glock and Trulli originally qualified sixth and eighth respectively. But … Continue reading Toyota drivers lose qualifying positions
Even when McLaren admitted their MP4-24 wasn’t on the pace there was still a suspicion that maybe, just maybe, they were having us on. But qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix proved not only that the new car is slow – it’s unreliable too. A disastrous combination for defending world champion Lewis Hamilton. The question … Continue reading McLaren are slow – and unreliable too
A few weeks ago we had never heard of Brawn GP. Now the team that rose from the dead has sensationally locked out the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Jenson Button took pole position – his first for three years – from Rubens Barrichello. Sebastien Vettel claimed third on the … Continue reading Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)
Review the Australian Grand Prix Qualifying live blog below.
Nico Rosberg completed a hat-trick of fastest times in the three practice sessions leading up to the Australian Grand Prix. But he has Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button hot on his tail as three of the ‘double decker diffuser’ cars set the fastest times. Felipe Massa was the quickest car not to be using such … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix Practice 3 Live Blog
F1 has announced a series of music events to be called “F1 Rocks”: Universal Music Group International and its JV company All The Worlds is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Formula One Administration Limited creating F1 ROCKS, a pioneering and electrifying new global entertainment platform. F1 ROCKS fuses the world?óÔé¼Ôäós most … Continue reading F1 Rocks, apparently
Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Renault), S?â?®bastien Burmi (Toro Rosso), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes), Mark Webber (Red Bull) Q: How have the first official practice sessions been for you? Mark, can you give a rough run down of how it has been? Mark WEBBER: It didn?óÔé¼Ôäót go that well in the first session. We didn?óÔé¼Ôäót get that … Continue reading Australian GP press conference: Friday
The first practice sessions at Melbourne gave us a chance to see the new F1 cars being driven in anger for the first time. Here’s a selection of pictures of each of the drivers getting to grips with the tricky new cars and the slippery Albert Park circuit this morning. If you’re in Melbourne for … Continue reading Australian GP Pictures: Practice
With the first two practice sessions out of the way it’s time for the traditional F1 Fanatic predictions game! But this year it’s different – this year we’re playing for prizes…
Nico Rosberg was on top again in the second free practice session as the McLarens sunk towards the bottom of the times charts. Review the action from the Australian Grand Prix Practice 2 live blog below.
Here?óÔé¼Ôäós a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you?óÔé¼Ôäóve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. Turning Point Article in the Wall Street Journal with some quotes from me. FOA issues media statement "FOTA claimed that monies are owed by CVC (FOA’s controlling shareholder) to the teams … Continue reading F1 news round-up: 27th March
Williams duo Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima were fastest in the first practice session of 2009 at Melbourne. Kimi Raikkonen was third ahead of the impressive Brawn GP car of Rubens Barrichello. Heikki Kovalainen raised McLarens hopes with sixth. Review the Australian Grand Prix Free Practice 1 live blog below.
Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota’s diffusers have been given the all-clear by the stewards in Melbourne. But Ferrari, BMW, Renault and Red Bull are intending to protest the decision. This means a Court of Appeal hearing into the legality of the parts will have to be held, most likely in the week after the Malaysian … Continue reading Diffuser row set to drag on
The Times claims Brawn GP is about to reveal a sponsorship deal with the Virgin Group. Virgin was previously tipped to buy the team outright but is now expected to join as a sponsor. This could mean a dramatic change in livery for the team which, up until now, has run in white with yellow … Continue reading Virgin to sponsor Brawn GP?