Red Bull has tried to minimise its straight-line speed deficit with its car set-up, Max Verstappen has confirmed after the team fell short of pace-setters Mercedes and Ferrari in Melbourne.
Verstappen was the […]
Qualifying punctured the pessimism which greeted Ferrari’s low-key showing on Friday: Perhaps Mercedes will face some serious opposition in 2017 after all.
The two drivers who have won six of the past seven […]
Notable radio messages from final practice and qualifying for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen went down an escape road early on.
“Puncture, rear-left Kimi.”
Raikkonen: “Why […]
Keith Collantine commented on the post, Hamilton expected new cars would be quicker despite record pole lap 7 hours ago
@philipgb I’ve had a look at the data here, I think it’s pretty much in line with what was forecast. Perhaps the tyres are a bit on the hard side, but Pirelli were always going to have to be conservative:
Daniel Ricciardo’s hopes of a strong result in his home race suffered a major blow when he crashed during qualifying.
His Red Bull snapped out of control at turn 14 and went backwards into the barrier, leaving […]
For the first time in more than 50 years the Formula One rules have been changed with the goal of making the cars faster, rather than slower.
Wider cars, wider wings, wider tyres and further changes have been […]
Lewis Hamilton says he has been working over the winter to ensure he doesn’t repeat the poor starts which dogged his 2016 campaign.
Poor getaways in four races last year cost Hamilton crucial points in his […]
Lewis Hamilton says he expected Formula One’s new generation of cars to lap quicker after setting a record-breaking pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver lapped the Albert Park […]
Kimi Raikkonen took encouragement from Ferrari’s pace in qualifying despite being out-qualified by both Mercedes drivers and his team mate.
Raikkonen, who will start fourth on the grid, admitted he was […]
Sergio Perez has been given a formal reprimand for driving too slowly during qualifying.
The Force India driver was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted time of 104 seconds between the two Safety Car […]
Antonio Giovinazzi expressed delight at his debut qualifying performance having been called up at short notice to drive for Sauber this weekend.
The Ferrari reserve driver was called up to take Pascal […]
Sebastian Vettel said second place was the best Ferrari could do in qualifying at Melbourne but they should be strong in the race.
Vettel split the Mercedes drivers to take second on the grid alongside Lewis […]
Daniel Ricciardo said he was unhurt but disappointed after crashing out during qualifying for his home race.
The Red Bull driver will start Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix from no better than tenth on the grid […]
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the first race of the year but he will share the front row of the grid with Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari.
Drivers from five different teams fell at the first […]
Follow the 2017 Australian Grand Prix qualifying session on F1 Fanatic Live.
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Keith Collantine commented on the post, Vettel puts Ferrari on top as Stroll crash ends practice 18 hours, 21 minutes ago
No it’s not, otherwise it wouldn’t be a new record! See the ‘Combined practice times’ table.
Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari on top of the times ahead of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix with a record-breaking lap of Melbourne.
The four-times world champion broke his own record time of the Albert […]
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