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Ferrari exposed extreme pace in Melbourne: Mercedes should be worried

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix was a rude awakening for reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes.

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Jury still out on Formula One’s 2017 regulations

Almost no-one expected Ferrari to take the fight to Mercedes in Round 1, with the supposedly informed money being on Red Bull Racing putting together the class act of the field. The Australian Grand Prix result turned expectations on their heads.

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Gutted Ricciardo a spectator, while Ferrari return triumphant

This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.

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One positive from Ricciardo’s Grand Prix from hell: It’s over

Daniel Ricciardo says there is one positive from his miserable Australian Grand Prix – the fact that it is now over.

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Ricciardo fumes after Australian GP from hell

Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix from hell was so bad, the Red Bull Racing ace’s trademark smile even disappeared for a while.

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Highlights: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo fails to finish

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix live stream: How to stream online and watch on TV

The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will open the 2017 Formula 1 season at Albert Park in Melbourne, and this is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the race online or watching it on TV.

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Ricciardo’s hope of victory dashed after nightmare qualifying

A disastrous qualifying session for Daniel Ricciardo has left him classified in P10 for tomorrow’s race. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will share the front row of the grid, setting up a thrilling battle between Mercedes and Ferrari heading into Turn 1.

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Ricciardo apologises for qualifying blunder

Daniel Ricciardo is feeling sorry.

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Ricciardo crashes, Hamilton pole – Australian Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid

Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.

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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix start time: F1 season opener key information

The Formula 1 season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix held at Albert Park in Melbourne with race day being Sunday, March 26. The flag will drop for the season at 4pm (AEDT).

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Australian F1 GP: Hamilton confirms his dominance ahead of Vettel in opening practice

Lewis Hamilton threw down the gauntlet during Free Practice 2 at Albert Park setting a fastest lap of 1:23.620.

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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix: Practice and Qualifying start time, key information

While the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix might be centred around Sunday’s race, there is no doubting the importance of practice and qualifying as the grid is set. This is The Roar‘s guide to the pre-race sessions at Albert Park on Friday and Saturday.

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Ricciardo ready to roar as F1’s fastest cars return to Albert Park

You can sum up the atmosphere of Formula One’s opening race of the season with one word: optimism.

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Can 2017 end Formula One’s sliding doors rivalry?

Ferrari may have set the fastest lap of the preseason, but it was the team’s slower laps that caught the eye.

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Why Daniel Ricciardo keeps on smiling no matter what

After almost five years slugging it out in the world’s biggest motorsport category, Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo seems just as excited as the day he made his Formula One debut at the 2011 British Grand Prix.

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2012 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez on the Monaco podium

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Simona De Silvestro

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Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Lessons learned from Melbourne

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Lessons learned from Melbourne

The opening race of Formula One’s new era delivered a pleasantly surprising outcome, yet many departed Melbourne lamenting the racing spectacle as teams and drivers adapted to the overhauled regulations.

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Forza Ferrari in Melbourne

By Bayden Westerweller, 27 Mar 2017
Forza Ferrari in Melbourne

The spectre of disappointment following qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix was immediately neutralised as the sleeping beast which is Ferrari roared into life on Sunday at Melbourne.

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Australian Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

Race result: Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

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Australian Grand Prix predictions from The Roar’s F1 experts

It has been an arduous wait, however the 2017 Formula One season can at last begin with the Australian Grand Prix set to raise the curtain on the sport’s new era..

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A qualified outcome in Melbourne

By Bayden Westerweller, 26 Mar 2017
A qualified outcome in Melbourne

The disappointment which accompanies unrealised expectations reared its inevitable head on Saturday at Melbourne, as Mercedes reasserted their dominance in qualifying.

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Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights: Formula One live updates, blog

Result: Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.

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F1 Melbourne: Liberty Media hits the ground running

By Bayden Westerweller, 25 Mar 2017
F1 Melbourne: Liberty Media hits the ground running

Liberty Media has displayed that it intends to make good on its aspirations to improve the ‘show’, by establishing a firm agenda at its first race weekend.

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F1: The great divide of team orders in the sport

As we turn our attention to the 2017 Formula One season, I cannot help but look back to the last race of 2016 in Abu Dhabi.

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The best of Kevin Magnussen is yet to come

By Jawad Yaqub, 24 Mar 2017
The best of Kevin Magnussen is yet to come

Around 36 months ago, at the Australian Grand Prix, there was elation and ecstasy. Standing on the podium in his Formula One debut was a baby-faced Kevin Magnussen, becoming the youngest driver to achieve a podium in their first grand prix.

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Managing expectations in Melbourne

By Bayden Westerweller, 24 Mar 2017
Managing expectations in Melbourne

The growing optimism that Mercedes’ recent dominance can be curtailed will be put to the test in the coming forty-eight hours, therefore it’s appropriate to evaluate potential outcomes from each end of the spectrum.

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Can 2017 be the year of the new Supercars generation?

It is astounding to think that in the last decade, Shane van Gisbergen has been the only Australian touring car champion under the age of 30 – especially considering the breadth of young talent present in the category.

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Formula One’s midfield to be the most competitive in 2017

While many followers of Formula One since the advent hybrid era have been cynical about the sport’s competitive nature; the midfield contingent has delivered some of the most intense racing in recent times.

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Sergio Perez’s career campaign

By Bayden Westerweller, 23 Mar 2017
Sergio Perez’s career campaign

Seven podiums in six seasons on the grid is a respectable tally, though the crossroads has arrived for Sergio Perez.

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Albert Park Supercars Challenge preview

By Scott Pryde, 23 Mar 2017
Albert Park Supercars Challenge preview

Formula 1 might be the main attraction this weekend at Albert Park, but the Supercars have four races which are going to tell us plenty about the sprint rounds ahead as the season begins to gather momentum.

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Ultimate Formula 1 Melbourne Grand Prix Guide: Albert Park start times, how to watch, qualifying info

Pre-season testing is over, driver movements have been completed, a litany of new cars, engines and regulations have been brought in, and we’re guaranteed a new world champion. The Formula One season is back.

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Australian Grand Prix: Into the unknown

By Jawad Yaqub, 22 Mar 2017
Australian Grand Prix: Into the unknown

A new era dawns upon Formula One, as the sport makes its annual foray unto our shores for the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

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Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Mark Winterbottom looking towards Phillip Island

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The Clipsal 500 is the traditional season opener. But should it be an endurance event?

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Should Supercars really race at Albert Park, or could they spend their time doing more beneficial and productive races? Image: Red Bull Racing.

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Daniel Ricciardo

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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V8 Supercars drivers

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