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McLaren are slow – and unreliable too

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 […]

Jenson Button leads Brawn GP 1-2 (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

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 […]

F1 Rocks, apparently

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?s most […]

Australian GP press conference: Friday

Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Renault), S??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?t go that well in the first session. We didn?t get that […]

Australian GP Pictures: Practice

Pictures

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 […]

Australian Grand Prix predictions

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…

F1 news round-up: 27th March

Here?s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you?ve 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 […]

Diffuser row set to drag on

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 […]

Virgin to sponsor Brawn GP?

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 […]

F1 arrives at Melbourne (pictures)

Pictures

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 […]