Tag Archive: Australian Grand Prix

Apr 08

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in China

After losing out to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in ChinaLewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix from the front of the grid after storming to his sixth straight Formula 1 pole position in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Wolff on Bottas – Now it is about joining the dots together

Bottas is still developing but is sure he will ‘join the dots’ and get the most from the car

20170326-097Valtteri Bottas performed to expectations ‘under a lot of pressure’ in his first race as a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Pascal Wehrlein not to start at the Australian Grand Prix

The Sauber F1 Team has decided to replace Pascal Wehrlein for the Australian Grand Prix

20170323-016 Wehrlein does not feel fit enough for a complete race distance due to his training deficit.

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Mar 24

Vettel downplays Ferrari’s Australia practice struggles

Vettel arrived in Australia as one of the early favourites

2017-03-24 - FridaySebastian Vettel is confident that Ferrari has more pace in hand heading into the rest of the Australian Grand Prix weekend after lagging behind pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s Formula 1 practice sessions.

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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

No Australian winner

20170323-001There has never been an Australian winner of the Australian Grand Prix as it stands as a World Championship event. Many have tried – David Brabham, Alan Jones, Mark Webber and now Ricciardo stands to have the best chance. The car is expected to be a good one and perhaps with a bit of luck, he can get there.

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Mar 22

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’

Red Bull were tipped as the main beneficiaries of the 2017 regulations

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’Daniel Ricciardo believes Mercedes is still the team to beat as the Australian Grand Prix prepares to get underway in Melbourne, though the local favourite is refusing to entirely rule Red Bull out of the 2017 equation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix preview

Australian  Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne.

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007

The Finn ended testing with the fastest lap time from eight days of track action

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007Kimi Raikkonen has played down suggestions the revised 2017 F1 regulations suit his driving style better than ‘newer’ rivals, though he acknowledges Ferrari has ‘done a decent job’ following an eye-catching turn in pre-season testsing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Big decisions have to be made at the top – Alonso

All I can do is to do my job the best I can
Big decisions have to be made at the top – AlonsoFernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda will not be heading to the Australian Grand Prix in the ‘best possible conditions’ unless ‘big decisions’ are made at the top to turn fortunes around at the embattled team. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 31

Rosberg: It’s tough out there…

“The new radio rules make things quite a big challenge. It’s tough out there”
Rosberg: It’s tough out there…Nico Rosberg says a move to restrict radio traffic communications did make the Australian Grand Prix a different challenge, but he feels it is a positive move by the sport. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mar 23

Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – Lauda

“You need this to have a good start to the season because it gives him confidence”
Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – LaudaNiki Lauda believes it was important for Nico Rosberg’s confidence that he came out fighting from the start of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season as he romped to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
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Mar 18

Lewis Hamilton gives his verdict on his car ahead of Australian Grand Prix

Bigger, More Beautiful, More Powerful’ That’s Lewis Hamilton’s Verdict On His Car Ahead Of  Australian Grand Prix

2016-02-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton_19 Laureus editorial content is available for media use provided credit is given; for example…..Lewis Hamilton speaking to Laureus.com about the nominations for the Laureus World Sports Awards’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari to be a “lot closer than they talk it” this weekend in the Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeve

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeveHamilton and Mercedes start the year as the favourites off the back of title doubles over the last two seasons. However the Scuderia showed impressive pace over the winter during pre-season testing, and while Ferrari continues to play down expectations – with Sebastian Vettel doing just that on Thursday, despite saying he expects them to be closer – Hamilton is wary of the ‘red’ threat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

New Renault Sport Formula One Team livery rides the waves Down Under

Renault Sport Formula One Team has unveiled its definitive livery for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship

2016-03-16 - Renault Sport Formula One Team - R.S.16 - Kevin Magnussen - Jolyon Palmer (2) The team debuted its distinctive yellow-gold and black colours in an event hosted in Docklands, Melbourne, in a highly unique way. The R.S.16 was first seen by the guests as it literally surfed the waves at Boat Harbour Park beach just outside Sydney !

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Mar 08

Pirelli announces selected sets per driver for Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix, March 18-20 2016

Australian Grand Prix, March 18-20, 2016 Selected sets per driverPirelli announces the number of tyre sets and compound choices made by each driver for the Australian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10th

Despite this year’s expanded schedule featuring a record-breaking 21 events

2016 F1 opener originally scheduled for April 10thTeams were told the 2016 Formula 1 season was going to start on April 10th, with the subsequent late schedule change causing issues for McLaren and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Pirelli announces compound choices and compulsory sets for the 2016 Australian Grand Prix

Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the opening round of the 2016 Formula One season in Australia

PirelliFollowing on from the 2016 regulations, each driver must save one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds for Q3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Australian MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

For this year’s Australian Grand Prix, Bridgestone developed a brand new asymmetric front slick

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2015 Australian Grand Prix Round sixteen of the 2015 MotoGP™ season was the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island Circuit, where Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won one of the most exciting contests in years ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone who claimed the remaining rostrum positions. Read the rest of this entry »

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