Tag Archive: Australian Grand Prix

Oct 21

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Bridgestone introduced an asymmetric front slick at Phillip Island

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2014 Australian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Rampant Rossi wins at Phillip Island to lead Yamaha clean sweep

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Australian MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race at Phillip Island in ten years as the Italian rider led a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three podium positions at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 14

Bridgestone develops new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix

“We will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix”

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyres Bridgestone will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, including a newly-developed asymmetric front slick tyre as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ continues its efforts to develop technologies that further enhance rider safety.

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Sep 07

20-race 2015 calendar surfaces at Monza

A preliminary calendar for 2015 is doing the rounds in the Monza paddock.

150x80-flagworldf1 The schedule, first published by Speed Week after seeing it at the scene of the Italian grand prix, features all 19 grands prix that are on this year’s calendar, plus Mexico, with the old Mexico City layout set to host a race in late October. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jul 03

Renault not to blame for Vettel’s Austria problem

Renault was not solely to blame for Sebastian Vettel’s problems in Austria last time out.

2014-06-08_1234 The reigning world champion suffered a momentary loss of drive in the opening stages of the race at the Red Bull Ring, later retiring to save “mileage” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

FIA to ‘look into’ disputed Renault test

Red Bull have denied conducting the test

2014-06-07_1561 The FIA is looking into what happened in Graz, Austria, between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Rolling road’ test would be legal – Red Bull

Red Bull says a test on a ‘rolling road’ facility would not be illegal.

2014-06-05_0216 Earlier, reports suggested Red Bull had tested secretly over six days between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Tracks ‘agreed’ to push for louder F1 – Walker

“We can’t wait until next year”

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams F1 will continue to push for louder engines, according to disgruntled Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Canada GP chief happy with new F1 sound

Canadian grand prix promoter Francois Dumontier doesn’t mind the new and milder sound of formula one.

2013-06-06_0009 Earlier in 2014, Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker revealed his outrage at the loss of the screaming engines of the past, insisting fellow race promoters will also be looking into whether the sport had breached its contracts. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today

Red Bull to ‘move on’ after losing appeal 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn’t think we had a very strong case.

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Apr 14

Mercedes blasts Red Bull at Paris appeal

“Flagrant breach” of the regulations

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Title rival Mercedes on Monday was highly critical of world champions Red Bull’s behaviour, as the appeal hearing in Paris began. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Todt unmoved by Vergne hospital story

Vergne says he even visited hospital after the Australian grand prix

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Jean Todt insists he is not moved by claims extreme diets are putting drivers at risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Drivers stall over new boss for F1 union

The future of the F1 drivers’ association appears in danger.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00 We reported after the season-opening Australian grand prix that current GPDA president Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Ecclestone admits engines louder than he thought

“It sounds terrible on the TV” – Ecclestone

2012-11-15_0006 Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Friday that F1’s new-generation cars are actually louder than he first thought. 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

Marussia hopes Red Bull loses appeal

Marussia’s Lowdon admitted he hopes the Red Bull appeal fails

2014-02-22 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Graeme Lowdon - John Booth Marussia chief Graeme Lowdon thinks Red Bull should have accepted Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Red Bull formally appeals Ricciardo exclusion

Red Bull served notice of its intention to appeal

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Red Bull is definitely appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

Flavio Briatore 11 The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience. 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

Ecclestone to push for louder F1 engines

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to get to work on making formula one loud again.

2012-11-15_0006 The F1 chief executive said he is “horrified” by the purring tones of the new turbo V6 era, arguing it will drive race promoters and spectators away. 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

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix race report (updated)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Mercedes duo to battle ‘within limits’ on Sunday

“That is important for the TV and for everybody, and for us as a team.”

2014-03-02_0020 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergWhether Mercedes will or will not impose team orders in Sunday’s Australian grand prix has become a major talking point. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

A cautious Fernando Alonso is hoping simply to finish Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

Cautious Alonso targets mere Melbourne finish

2014-03-04_0009 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard, with high hopes of finally winning a title in his fifth year at Ferrari, qualified in his now seemingly customary fifth position as the 2014 season began. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix qualifying report

Australian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 14

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix free practice report

Australian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 13

Pacific Ventures, Dubai, becomes a Premium Partner of Sauber F1 Team

McGregor Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team 

07 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pacific Ventures, Dubai, will be Premium Partner from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix onwards. The Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce McGregor as its Premium Partner.

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Mar 11

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix preview (updated)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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