Tag Archive: Albert Park

Aug 04

Melbourne secures place on F1 calendar

The future of the Australian grand prix is secure.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams “To know there are many more home grands prix to come is great,” new F1 sensation Daniel Ricciardo told the Herald Sun newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Engine noise could affect Sepang contract talks

The engines will surely “affect the atmosphere of the race”

Sepang  Circuit 2012-02-27 The actual engines may be quieter, but the controversy about the sport’s new turbo V6 engines is making a deafening sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Niki Lauda has hit back at the critics who are slamming the revolutionary new face of formula one

Lauda hits back at F1′s ‘new era’ critics

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Ron Walker, the Australian grand prix chief who is a key Bernie Ecclestone ally, is leading the charge by threatening to sue the sport and switch to Indycar racing after hearing the sound of the new turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Mercedes designer Aldo Costa says he doubts his W05 will dominate the entire 2014 season

Designer doubts Mercedes to dominate

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 03 Lewis Hamilton took pole with the new silver single seater and Nico Rosberg dominated the season-opening race in Melbourne, with many observers believing the German driver had hidden performance to spare on the Albert Park roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

FIA open to making F1 louder, less fuel-efficient – Todt

“There should be calm before reaction” – Todt

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images The FIA is not closed-minded about making its brave new engines louder and less fuel-efficient, president Jean Todt has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

‘Submarine’ risk with new noses realised – report

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ formula one cars may have been realised.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi 01 Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Hamilton’s Melbourne engine still firing

Lewis Hamilton’s 2014 title campaign is still on track.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 02 The Melbourne polesitter had to retire at Albert Park after his Mercedes engine – among a mere allocation of just five for the entire 19-race campaign – dropped from six to five cylinders in the early stages of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Melbourne GP stalwart Ron Walker steps down

“I’m 75 this year and it’s good governance to let someone fresh take the reins”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 The long-serving chairman of Australia’s grand prix in Melbourne is stepping down. Ron Walker, a stalwart of the almost twenty-year-old Albert Park race and a close friend and political ally of Bernie Ecclestone, will retire after the 2015 event. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Honda duo to ‘observe’ at 2014 races – report

“There’s no point in racing unless you win”

2014-01-16_0495 Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Sauber patient amid slow-moving Russian deal

Sauber insists its Russian rescue deal remains on track.

2014-02-27_0011 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Adrian Sutil Originally set to feature the teen Sergey Sirotkin on the 2014 grid, talk of the Swiss team’s Russian buy-in has now quietened in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

On the other side of the fence‏

Mark Webber returner to Albert Park

Mark Webber - Champions-EdgeAn early morning swim followed by a long run is not what I would normally have done on the Sunday morning of the Australian Grand Prix! Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Aus GP furious with F1′s purring engines

Organisers of the Australian grand prix are furious with F1′s new low volume.

2014-03-01_0018 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergEven some of the sport’s stalwarts were alarmed in Melbourne when the 22 cars purred towards the first corner in Melbourne on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

“The team and Renault are confident the fuel supplied to the engine is in full compliance with the regulations”

Red Bull to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99008 Under pitch black skies in Melbourne, FIA stewards took away Daniel Ricciardo’s popular second place finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

The first major technical controversy of F1′s new V6 era is currently unfolding in Melbourne

Ricciardo podium in doubt over fuel flow breach

2014-02-22 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99004 We reported earlier that after Ferrari was warned at the Bahrain test, fellow engine supplier Mercedes then caught the FIA’s attention in Melbourne practice, regarding the new rule limiting the flow of fuel to 100 kilograms per hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Mercedes wins but Red Bull crisis ending

“What a car you have given me” – Rosberg

2014-03-01_0013 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergReigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, and Melbourne pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, failed to finish Sunday’s 2014 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Mercedes breached fuel flow rules in Melbourne – report

Is this the ‘trickery’ referred to just days ago by Luca di Montezemolo?

2014-03-01_0017 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergIn an open letter, the Ferrari president warned the FIA to be ready for team “trickery” in the area of “fuel, software” and “consumption” as a result of “grey areas” opened up by the new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Newey finds loophole to hide FIA nose camera

So how is Red Bull getting away with it in Melbourne?

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey’s attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes have discussed team orders in Melbourne

“They can race against each other”.

2014-01-28 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton - W05 unveil (07)‘No team orders’ is too simplistic a headline in the intricate world of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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