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This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix was a rude awakening for reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes.
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.
This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.
Daniel Ricciardo says there is one positive from his miserable Australian Grand Prix – the fact that it is now over.
Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix from hell was so bad, the Red Bull Racing ace’s trademark smile even disappeared for a while.
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.
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.
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.
Daniel Ricciardo is feeling sorry.
Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.
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).
Lewis Hamilton threw down the gauntlet during Free Practice 2 at Albert Park setting a fastest lap of 1:23.620.
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.
You can sum up the atmosphere of Formula One’s opening race of the season with one word: optimism.
Ferrari may have set the fastest lap of the preseason, but it was the team’s slower laps that caught the eye.
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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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.
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.
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.
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..
The disappointment which accompanies unrealised expectations reared its inevitable head on Saturday at Melbourne, as Mercedes reasserted their dominance in qualifying.
Result: Lewis Hamilton kicked off his 2017 Formula One campaign with his sixth pole position at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven podiums in six seasons on the grid is a respectable tally, though the crossroads has arrived for Sergio Perez.
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.
Ultimate Formula 1 Melbourne Grand Prix Guide: Albert Park start times, how to watch, qualifying infoBy Connor Bennett, 23 Mar 2017
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.
A new era dawns upon Formula One, as the sport makes its annual foray unto our shores for the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.