Australian Grand Prix

  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes-AMG at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but it was his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who would cross the finish line first. Hamilton, the reigning champ, crossed second, though was 20 seconds back. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, was the performance of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, now running on Honda power. After an impressive drive, Max Verstappen finished third just a few seconds behind Hamilton. Sadly for Ferrari newcomer Charles...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula 1 World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, a street circuit in the vicinity of Melbourne's Albert Park. The stop...

  • 2019 Ferrari SF90 Formula 1 car in 90th anniversary livery
    Ferrari's F1 car to don 90th anniversary livery for 2019 Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari as an automaker celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, but its race team, Scuderia Ferrari, is much older. In fact, this year marks the 90th anniversary of Ferrari's racing endeavours. To celebrate, Ferrari will race in this Sunday's 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix using a special...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton during testing for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship
    F1 introduces bonus point system for fastest laps

    The organizers of Formula 1 have agreed on a bonus point system for fastest laps. To be introduced at this Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the system will see a point awarded to both driver and team for achieving the fastest lap during a race. It means a driver can gain...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Luck on Ferrari's side as Vettel takes win at Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on Sunday took home the first win of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship after a bit of luck and some cunning strategy at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. It was Vettel's 100th podium, a feat only achieved by Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and current...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula One World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend in the city of Melbourne. The Melbourne stop is one of the most popular on the F1 calendar, and...

  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari took home a decisive win on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix thanks to the efforts of star driver Sebastian Vettel. It was Ferrari’s first F1 win since 2015’s Singapore Grand Prix. It was also the Prancing Horse’s first win in Melbourne in a decade. Vettel started the race on the front row, with Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton sitting in pole position. When the lights turned green, Hamilton pulled into the lead but with Vettel remaining close behind. The big upset came on lap 23, when a perfectly executed pit stop for fresh tires saw Vettel...

  • McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne took some time out from his busy schedule for this weekend’s 2017 Australian Grand Prix to sample the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. Vandoorne, whose McLaren race car is also powered by a Honda engine, is one of the first people outside of Honda to get...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix preview: everything you need to know

    With new cars competing for the first time under revised regulations, and with new drivers at many of the teams and the sport under new management, this weekend’s 2017 Formula One World Championship season opener taking place in Melbourne, Australia is one of the most anticipated grand prix...

  • Mercedes AMG's Nico Rosberg at the 2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Rosberg wins 2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix, Alonso crashes out

    Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] put on a strong showing at an action-packed Formula One Australian Grand Prix today, though a slip in strategy meant Mercedes AMG would ultimately reign supreme. The race was won by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. Fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton crossed the line in second...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix weather forecast

    As we said yesterday, weather conditions can be quite changeable at this time of year in Melbourne where the first race of the 2016 Formula One World Championship, the Australian Grand Prix, is being held. Today’s practice session at the Albert Park street circuit was marred by rain and more...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix preview

    Get ready racing fans as the 2016 Formula One World Championship kicks off this weekend. As usual the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which once again is being held in the city of Melbourne. But even before the new cars headed out on the Albert Park street circuit for some...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    It was like 2014’s spectacular season for Mercedes AMG never ended, with the team finishing up yesterday’s 2015 Formula One World Championship season opener, the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park, with a decisive one-two finish. It was reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton who crossed the line first, followed by last year’s runner-up Nico Rosberg just 1.36 seconds back. ALSO SEE: Angry Supercar Hater Throws Rocks At Lamborghini Aventador: Video Third place went to Ferrari’s new recruit Sebastian Vettel, though the gap between the four-time world...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Mercedes AMG Locks Out Front Row After 2015 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying

    It looks like the winter break has had no effect on the Mercedes AMG Formula One team, with star driver Lewis Hamilton starting his title defense by securing pole position for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix season opener. The Briton’s fastest time was a 1:26.327 set in Q3. MUST...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2015 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    2015 Formula One Australian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    The traditional season-opener, the Australian Grand Prix, held at Melbourne’s Albert Park, is a fitting race to start the new season. The part street circuit layout provides an interesting challenge for the drivers, and the weather is almost always perfect given the fact that the Aussies...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2015 Formula One Australian Grand Prix Preview

    The 2015 Formula One World Championship kicks off this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix, which once again is taking place at Melbourne’s Albert Park. Despite the new season not even commencing yet, there’s already been plenty of the drama typical of an action-packed season of F1...

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso To Sit Out Australian GP, Marussia Confirmed To Join Grid

    It’s starting to emerge that Fernando Alonso’s crash during pre-season testing for the 2015 Formula One World Championship may be more serious than initially thought. Despite his McLaren team saying the crash was quite “normal” and the Spaniard only suffered a concussion...

  • HSV stand at the 2010 Australian Motor Show
    Australian Motor Show Returns In 2015 As F1-Linked Festival

    Due to a combination of rising costs, a lack of interest from automakers and falling ticket sales, the annual Australian Motor Show was canceled after 2012 and has not been revived since. That’s set to change with automotive groups in Australia teaming up to launch the new Australian Motoring...

  • Podium at the 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    The first race of the 2014 Formula One season took place in Melbourne, Australia yesterday and it turned out to be an action-packed event, and not just because of the rule changes. The eventual winner of this year's Australian Grand Prix was Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg, who jumped into the lead when the lights turned green and was never really changed from that point on--he led every lap of the race to win by 24 seconds at the checkered flag. Sadly for his teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Briton was forced to retire after two laps owing to a misfiring cylinder, which had cost engine power...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Hamilton Denies Ricciardo Pole At Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    After setting the fastest time during practice, Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton has gone on to secure pole position during qualifying today at the Australian Grand Prix, the season opener for the 2014 Formula One World Championship. He managed to edge out local favorite Daniel Ricciardo of Red...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Formula One Australian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    Weather conditions for this weekend’s 2014 Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne are looking a little hairy, with the current forecast for tomorrow’s qualifying and Sunday’s race being a chance of rain and precipitation of almost 50 percent. The weather in Melbourne can...

  • Ferrari at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Formula One Australian Grand Prix Preview: Video

    After the long winter break, the Formula One World Championship is finally back in action. This year's season-opener, the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, has the added excitement of being the first race for the new turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 power units, but the changes don’t end there. As the...

  • Lotus' Kimi Räikkönen after winning the 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Räikkönen Wins Australian GP, Alonso And Vettel Make Podium

    Lotus’ Kimi Räikkönen put in a sublime performance at the 2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne yesterday, cruising his way to victory despite having started at seventh on the grid. When the lights turned green, it was expected that pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel of Red...

  • Ferrari at the 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Heavy Rain Postpones Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Until Sunday

    Yesterday’s prediction of rain at the 2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix has proven accurate, with heavy downpours arriving by the third and final free practice session. The rain continued through the first session of qualifying, which took place on wet tires, but with no letup in sight...

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