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Your pictures: Australian Grand Prix 22nd April 2009, 11:00

Pia (aka Snoopy) was at the first round of the season in Australia and took some great pictures from the pits and snapped loads of the drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher. Have a look at the pictures from Melbourne below.

Domination: the 1998 Australian GP 2nd April 2009, 7:00

A new season, a new generation of Formula 1 cars, and a routing of the opposition. This year?s Australian Grand Prix had much in common with the 1998 race. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. During the presentation of McLaren?s newest Formula 1 challenger on January 16th, Ron Dennis announced his retirement […]

Hamilton’s third place under threat again (Update: FIA opening new investigation) 1st April 2009, 18:53

Lewis Hamilton may have thought that Toyota’s press release announcing it would not appeal Jarno Trulli’s 25 second penalty was the end of the matter. But according to a report in Auto Motor und Sport (translation here) Hamilton could still lose the third place he inherited from Trulli at Australia – and potentially a lot […]

Australian Grand Prix pictures: race 29th March 2009, 19:03

The late afternoon start for this year’s Australian Grand Prix gave a lovely colour to photographs from the race. Here’s a selection of pictures including home hero Mark Webber waving to the crowd from a fire truck before the race, the first-lap pile-up, and the jubilant scenes among the Brawn team after the race.

Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season (Australian Grand Prix)

After months of anticipation the first race of 2009 was a contest to savour and a result to remember. Jenson Button may have led every lap but Sebastian Vettel kept him honest throughout the race – before a controversial late clash with Robert Kubica. Rubens Barrichello completed Brawn GP’s joy by taking second place, while […]

Kubica and Vettel collide (Video) (Update: Vettel handed penalty)

Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel clashed in dramatic fashion in the dying stages of the Australian Grand Prix. Kubica was catching Vettel and leader Jenson Button at the time and looked set to mount an improbable bid for victory – instead his race and Vettel’s ended in the barriers.

Australian GP Pictures: Practice 27th March 2009, 13:16

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 […]

F1 arrives at Melbourne (pictures) 26th March 2009, 11:53

The F1 drivers have been kept busy since they arrived in Melbourne: playing football, poker training, and building F1 cars out of sand. Here’s a selection of pictures showing what some of the drivers and teams have been up to in Australia. Those ones of Nick Heidfeld at Melbourne zoo are just begging for a […]

Australian Grand Prix live blogs 22nd March 2009, 20:47

Follow every lap of the 2009 Australian Grand Prix weekend here on F1 Fanatic with the F1 live blogs. You can get an email reminder when any of the blogs is starting by filling in the forms below (you won’t get spammed and you don’t have to register for anything). We will be live blogging […]

Australian Grand Prix weather forecast

New cars, new rules – there are plenty of unknowns heading into the first race of 2009, but it looks like the weather won’t be one of them. The Australian Grand Prix is expected to see three days of dry weather. Melbourne will experience temperatures in the low 20s (C) each day according to the […]