Tag Archive: Melbourne

Mar 15

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix race report (+results, +standings)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Mar 14

Statement from Williams: Update on Valtteri Bottas

Final assessment by the FIA in the early afternoon to determine whether he will be able to race later today.

2015-02-01 - Williams Martini Racing - FW37 launch - Valtteri Bottas 02 During yesterday’s qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas developed a back injury which the team felt necessary to be examined by the FIA Medical Delegate at the circuit.

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Mar 14

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix qualifying report

Australian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Mar 13

Formula One teams Australian Grand Prix free practice report (+video)

Australian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Daniel Ricciardo runs into the new season

Sunday marks the start of the 2015 season with Ricciardo and Infiniti Red Bull Racing

2015-02-19 - Daniel Ricciardo and Mr Mateschitz Wings for LifeDaniel Ricciardo is used to racing around Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit at incredible speeds but on Thursday he left the cockpit to give the circuit a closer inspection at a slightly more sedate pace.

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Mar 02

Renault Sport F1 Barcelona test 2 review

This week saw Renault Sport F1 conclude its on-track pre-season preparations
Renault Sport F1 Barcelona Test 2Third winter test and second at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya offered a final chance to prepare the Renault Energy-F1 2015 before Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Manor gearing up for Melbourne

Will Stevens announced as first race driver – Car at advanced stage of build

2015-02-25 - Manor - Will StevensThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is making huge strides towards the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season opener in Melbourne, Australia, in just over two weeks’ time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

One month to go

Excitement is building, the anticipation is rising…

Yes, the new Formula 1 season is just one month away and preparations to welcome a new year of rip-roaring, tyre squealing action are well underway at our first host, Albert Park and Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Sainz preparing for Toro Rosso ‘blow’

Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.

Carlo Sainz Jr As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Vettel ‘respectful’ as Red Bull career ended – Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel behaved impeccably in 2015, despite plotting his Red Bull exit and being outclassed by his teammate.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Bernie Ecclestone That is the claim of Daniel Ricciardo, who having established himself as an undisputed F1 star with three wins this year is now set to become the ‘number 1′ at Red Bull as Vettel prepares to move to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.

2014-06-05_0038 Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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 27

Mitchell Gilbert delighted to be picked for Australian elite driver development programme

He was one of 17 drivers invited to the CAMS Academy camp in Melbourne

Mitchell Gilbert delighted to be picked for Australian elite driver development programme ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert was delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of a unique training camp for some of Australia’s most promising young drivers. 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 »

Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

No Mercedes ‘go slow’ despite Canada problems

Mercedes is not imposing team orders, even though the dominant team’s winning streak ended in Canada.

2014-06-08_0999 At the wheel of the W05, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were just as dominant at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but they both struck technical trouble in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Magnussen dip part of ‘learning’ – Boullier

That is the claim of new McLaren team boss Eric Boullier

2014-02-28_0009 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen Kevin Magnussen is going through the same sort of rookie “processes” endured in the past by the likes of Vitaly Petrov and Romain Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Red Bull tells rivals to ‘shove Mercedes star’

Reigning world champions Red Bull have told Mercedes to “shove that three-pointed star”.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Last week, Mercedes argued in Paris that rival Red Bull’s appeal against the Melbourne disqualification actually deserved a three-race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Father Jan at races distracting – Magnussen

It seems Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Kevin Magnussen 06 The former F1 driver had to miss his son Kevin’s grand prix debut in Melbourne last month because he was racing a sports car on the other side of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Total fuel damaging fuel sensor – FIA’s Lom

Meanwhile, it appears Red Bull is not ready to forgive rival Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) The fuel supplied by French oil giant Total could be causing Red Bull’s repeated problems with the mandatory fuel flow sensor in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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