Last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix was abandoned after heavy rain made racing impossible. More rain is expected throughout the weekend at Sepang this year. Whatever the weather Sebastian Vettel will be hungry for victory after leading but losing in the last two races. Can he finally win one this weekend?
McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale says the team accept they made a mistake with Lewis Hamilton’s race strategy at Melbourne but aren’t panicking into making any changes to how they decide race strategy. Speaking to the media on Wednesday he said: Both drivers are getting on very well with their new race engineers. As you … Continue reading Hamilton “on a mission” in Malaysia
Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix and the F1 Fanatic live blogs which will take place during all five sessions this weekend. Unusually, they are splitting the coverage of the race across BBC One and BBC Two, because of some Easter-related programming on BBC One. Why … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix TV & live blog times
Red Bull are the subject of much speculation over their suspension system, which rival teams believe get around the rules on ride height adjustment, allowing them to run different ride heights in qualifying and the race. Sebastian Vettel was on pole position for the first two races of the year and the team achieved their … Continue reading Red Bull rivals seek rules clarification to cut RB6’s qualifying advantage
The Australian Grand Prix coverage is done and dusted but we’re straight into the next Grand Prix weekend as the teams are racing in Malaysia on Sunday. More on that later today – in the meantime here’s the daily round-up: Links Why Lewis Hamilton needs David Coulthard (Autocar) “Coulthard is right that Lewis needs a … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 31/3/2010
Find all the F1 Fanatic Australian Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review.
J-Canada edged into a narrow, three-point lead over Arpi_ in the Predictions’ Championship. But Gaz was the highest scorer in the second round of the competition and wins a copy of “The Lotus Story” four-disc DVD box set.
The F1 teams move from Australia to Malaysia for this weekend’s race but it looks like they won’t escape the rain. Scattered thunderstorms are forecast throughout the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. As we saw last year and in 2001, these can be heavy enough to stop the race. Last year the combination of a heavy … Continue reading More rain expected at Sepang
Apologies to everyone who was looking forward to the Predicitons’ Championship results yesterday. Some problems with the site meant it didn’t get done, but I should have them done for you today. Here’s the Tuesday round-up: Links Should F1 be a drag race? (Motorsport) “There?σΤιΌΤδσs a very narrow view in F1. They need someone to … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 30/3/2010
Fernando Alonso comfortably out-qualified Felipe Massa on Saturday but never looked likely to beat his team mate on race day. And while Vitantonio Liuzzi scored point for Force India for the second race in a row, Adrian Sutil seems to have better pace so far. Take a closer look at how each of the team … Continue reading Australian GP team-by-team analysis
After the Australian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel has led more laps in 2010 than all the other drivers put together. But unreliability has kept him from winning either of the races so far. Read on for more stats and facts from round two of the 2010 F1 season.
We’ll have more analysis of the Australian Grand Prix on the site later today including a look at all the inter-team drivers battles, the regular stats and facts round-up and, of course, the Predictions Championship. Before all that, here’s the daily round-up: Links Drivers call for improvements to mirrors (Autosport) Rubens Barrichello: “I hope we … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 29/3/2010
The Australia Grand Prix was every bit as thrilling as Bahrain was dull. But don’t expect many more races like that unless we get a lot more rain, because F1’s aerodynamic problem hasn’t gone away – as the later stages of today’s race showed.
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher fell to the back of the pack at the start of today’s Australian Grand Prix after colliding on the first lap. But while Alonso climbed back through the field to finish fourth Schumacher was only able to grab tenth place and the final point on the penultimate lap. How did … Continue reading Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne
Fastest laps Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148 4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852 6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179 8 Robert … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix fastest laps
Review the action-packed Australian Grand Prix with this selection of images from the race.
For the second race in a row Sebastian Vettel took pole position and led convincingly – until his car failed. After the race he rued that his car problems meant he only has 12 points when he should have 50. Are Red Bull’s reliability problems going to cost him a shot at the championship? Vettel’s … Continue reading Unreliability costs Vettel another win
Lewis Hamilton performed brilliantly in the Australian Grand Prix but was clearly angry at finishing only sixth having run third earlier in the race. Hamilton blamed the team’s decision for him to make a second stop for tyres on lap 35. That dropped him behind the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Although he … Continue reading Hamilton fumes after strategy mistake
Jenson Button scored his first win for McLaren in his second start for the team at Melbourne. The world champion made an early switch to slick tyres on a damp track which paid dividends. But once again Sebastian Vettel lost the lead with an apparent car failure on his Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton endured a … Continue reading Button wins thrilling Australian GP
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 4 2 11 Robert Kubica Renault 58 12.034 12.034 9 3 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 14.488 2.454 5 4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 16.304 1.816 3 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 16.683 0.379 6 6 2 Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix result