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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.
The McLaren-Honda project is on the cusp of learning the difference between ‘if’ and ‘when’.
McLaren have aimed another swipe at their beleaguered engine supplier Honda by declaring they would be winning in Formula One if they were powered by Mercedes.
If there’s one thing more simultaneously engrossing and frustrating than trying to understand Formula One’s driver market silly season, it’s attempting to decipher Formula One preseason testing.
The new-look Formula One finally roared into life last week at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for 2017’s first preseason test.
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The arrival of young superstar Scott McLaughlin to DJR Team Penske in 2017, was said to marginalise incumbent driver Fabian Coulthard – with onus on the junior Kiwi to raze the senior.
It’s been announced Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May to compete in the Indycar Indy 500 event.
Lewis Hamilton is revelling in a looming championship duel with Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, though his concentrated sentiments undermine the worth he places on his erstwhile intra-team battle with Nico Rosberg.
“It’s always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula One family.”
Standard Formula One convention dictates that a title contending outfit assigns a lead driver, complemented by a ‘number two driver’, though in certain instances the latter find themselves an insignificant consideration.
Race result: A wet and wild Chinese Grand Prix weekend was rounded out by a victory from Lewis Hamilton, who converted pole position to his fifth win at the Shanghai circuit.
Despite the annual sojourn to Albert Park in support of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Supercars championship at last resumes south of the mainland in Tasmania.
News that Pascal Wehrlein will miss this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix has provided further ammunition to those who believe the German isn’t cut out for the rigours of Formula One.
Four years remain on the present Concorde Agreement, though Formula One’s polarising hybrid experiment already appears numbered, with a consensus for cheaper and more audible power from 2021 reached.
Formula One over the past three seasons, has gifted the world of sport a compelling rivalry between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
McLaren has sensationally terminated its relationship with Honda following a nightmare start to the 2017 season, confirming that it will return to Mercedes power from next month’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Bathurst, Mount Panorama. It’s a circuit that is fabled with the tales of great glory and tragic hardships. Over its incredible tenure, many highs and many lows have been witnessed on the Australian Touring Car scene.
One milestone which escaped attention amidst the polarising Australian Grand Prix was the debut of Antonio Giovinazzi.
It might have been a non-championship round at Albert Park, but DJR Team Penske have finally got the wheels turning, picking up the first, second and third race wins in the Supercars category.
Formula One accelerated into its new era at the season opening Australian Grand Prix and despite all the excitement surrounding the latest regulation upheaval, the reception from most was lukewarm at best.
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.