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Does the Australian Grand Prix predict the world champion?

I’ve heard it said that the winner of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne is very often the man who becomes world champion – which would be good news for Lewis Hamilton. It seemed an easy theory to test out so I totted up the numbers and found it is a very good indicator of […]

2008 Australian GP facts & stats

Nelson Piquet Jnr’s first race 2008: qualified 21st, retired after 31 laps Nelson Piquet Snr’s first race 1978: qualified 21st, retired on lap 31 Here are more facts and statistics from the Australian Grand Prix weekend – post below any interesting stats you’ve spotted…

Ferrari falter and Hamilton triumphs

2008 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton shrugged off the disappointment of losing the 2007 championship at the final round and started the new season back at the front of the title race.

Video: Timo Glock crash


Questions will surely be asked about safety standards at the Albert Park circuit following this monster crash for Timo Glock. He ran wide at turn 12 on lap 45 and hit a series of bumps that totalled his Toyota. He was extremely lucky to escape injury in the worst accident of a crash-strewn race. Join […]

Rate the race: 2008 Australian Grand Prix

What did you think of the Australian Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten for how much you enjoyed it and leave your comments below.

Thoughts on the Australian GP grid

There have been a few changes to the grid ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, with Timo Glock falling ten places and Adrian Sutil opting to start from the pits. Who will be in the lead going into the first corner? Here are my thoughts on the grid:

Hamilton vs Kubica: battle continues

Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica share the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. The pair battled at Magny-Cours and clashed at Fuji last year – but they’ve been racing each other since they first met in karts nine years ago.

So just how fast are BMW?

The biggest surprise of qualifying for me was how quick the BMWs are. Robert Kubica was just 0.155s off Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time and Nick Heidfeld back him up in fifth with a 1’27.236. During the discussion of qualifying here last night one or two people raised the possibility that the two drivers are […]

2008 Australian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton will start the first race of 2008 from pole position after an exciting qualifying session in Melbourne. Robert Kubica will join him on the front row and the Ferraris will start 4th and 16th after Kimi Raikkonen ran into trouble in the first part of the session.

Friday practice: teams round-up

Kimi Raikkonen says he wasn’t happy with his Ferrari but I think he might be bluffing. Williams are concerned about reliability and rumours say McLaren have a problem with one of their cars. Honda reckon they’re as quick as any one bar Ferrari and McLaren, now they have their new aerodynamic upgrade. And BMW said […]