17th March 2012, 18:04 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

An exciting start to the season in prospect in Melbourne 17th March 2012, 18:04

The curtain-raiser for the 2012 season looks alive with possibilities and fascinating storylines.

How the F1 field has closed up in 2012

Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix showed F1 fans can expect a close season of racing in 2012.

2012 Australian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

The sun came up on an exciting start to the 2012 F1 season with closely-matched cars in practice and an unpredictable qualifying session.

HRT will not start the Australian Grand Prix

HRT’s drivers will not be allowed to start the Australian Grand Prix having failed to beat the 107% time in qualifying.

Perez moved back five places after penalty

Sergio Perez has been relegated to 22nd on the provisional grid for the Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton leads McLaren one-two as Grosjean takes surprise third

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in Australia for McLaren. Romain Grosjean put Lotus third – while team mate Kimi Raikkonen could only manage 18th.

2012 Australian Grand Prix grid

Lewis Hamilton heads a McLaren one-two on the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean claimed third ahead of Michael Schumacher and the two Red Bulls.

Ferrari miss out on top ten in qualifying

Both Ferrari drivers were eliminated before the top ten shoot-out in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

HRT fail to qualify in Melbourne

HRT are likely to miss the Australian Grand Prix for a second year in a row.

Live: 2012 Australian Grand Prix qualifying

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