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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 […]

Australian GP press conference: Thursday

Drivers: Jenson Button (Brawn GP), Robert Kubica (BMW), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) Q: Gentlemen, what are your feelings going into the new season? Jenson BUTTON: I have not slept that much this week, I must say. It is great to be here to start with for me. It is great to be […]

Jenson Button changes helmet design

Jenson Button has changed his helmet design for his first race with Brawn GP. He’s dropped his usual Union Flag design for one that incorporates the lurid yellow colours of the Brawn team. Button has dabbled with different helmet styles in the past but usually stuck to a patriotic theme. He donned a red and […]

Lewis Hamilton in publicity storm over ‘McLaren quit’ remarks

Several British newspapers are running stories this morning claiming Lewis Hamilton has said he might leave McLaren. Hamilton has a contract with the team up to 2012 and has previously said he wants to spend his whole career with the team.

Force India and Brawn GP change numbers

The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified […]