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Australian GP as it happened


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By Mark Orlovac

0858: That's your lot. It's time to sign off. Thank you so much for all of your messages this weekend, despite the unsociable timings, there have been tons of them. Awesome effort. You can catch the race again on BBC One at 1300 BST while there are highlights on BBC Three at 1900 BST. The F1 Forum is now on the Red Button and is the console at the top of this page. Keep an eye on the BBC Sport website for all the reaction and videos from Melbourne. David Ornstein is your host for the Malaysian GP on 8-10 April. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Take care.

Hail_Grabovski on Twitter: "Star of the race has to be Sergio Perez's tyres. One stop? That wasn't supposed to happen!"

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner: "It's a fantastic day for Sebastian and the team. He was dominant yesterday and totally dominant today. I'm afraid we haven't had Kers on our car all weekend. It didn't look like we needed it. We ran it on Friday, but we felt it was a potential risk. We made a decision with Kers, it's quite a complicated technology and [chief designer] Adrian [Newey] being Adrian, he wouldn't compromise the aerodynamics of the car. It's a very unusual gap, and to see such a big difference between the guys. We need to have a very close look before Malaysia."

0849: The rest of the top 10 for you: Alonso finished fourth and he was followed by Webber, Button, Perez, Kobayashi, Massa and Buemi.

Katiebee_93 on Twitter: "So pleased for Lewis, he deserves a good start to the season. Seriously hope he doesn't get disqualified."

0847: A delighted Christian Horner is interviewed on the BBC. And he says his Red Bull team have not had Kers on the car on Saturday or in the race today.

BBC F1 pundit Eddie Jordan: "It was a cruise in the park for Vettel. He had everything under control no matter what tyres he was on. It was a very easy race for him. Lewis did a remarkable job. After pre-season testing, the McLaren drivers were despondent, this is like winning the world championship for therm."

F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "That was a remarkable performance from Petrov. He took an unusual route into F1 and clearly the talent is there to be seen."

0841: Beaming smiles from Vettel as he steps out of the car. Hamilton meanwhile, gets on his knees to inspect the damage underneath the car. I wonder what the race officials will make of that? Webber, meanwhile, just parked his car at the exit of the pit lane at the end of the race. Maybe something was wrong. Anthem time.

F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "You would think you were listening to a commander in chief when Vettel speaks over the radio. He is still a young driver and that is the kind of thing that makes him so special."

0836: Vettel is getting very serious in his messages to the team over the radio. "Thank you boys," he says. "Fantastic race, really controlled. Thank you very much. Very cool. Excellent car. Excellent stops. We learned a lot from today, keep it mind."

0834: Absolutely superb from Vettel. No-one was able to match him today. Lewis Hamilton is second... and Vitaly Petrov holds on to third.

Chequered flag

Lap 58: A stroll in the [Albert] park for Vettel, this is going to be Red Bull's first victory in Australia.

Lap 56: Alonso is throwing his Ferrari around but it seems as if he is running out of time. So Petrov, who denied Alonso vital progress in Abu Dhabi, could be doing it again. A podium place awaits.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "There are going to be tracks where the tyres wear out a lot faster than they have here, and the teams that have shown they can make their tyres last, like Sauber, will be well placed."

Lap 54: And so it passes, Massa uses the DRS and takes Buemi at Turn One. The gap between Alonso and Petrov is now 2.7 seconds. This could be a tense finish.

Lap 53: Vettel is 13.3 seconds ahead of Hamilton. It's been a very straightforward race for him today. Massa is trying to close down Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi for ninth. Five laps to go.

Lap 51: So Perez, in seventh, has made only one stop and Ted Kravitz says the team will not be making any more stops. Incredible. Alonso is 4.6 seconds off third-placed Petrov. Has he got time to catch him? Hamilton is told: "The car is damaged, look after the car."

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "Can you believe that? Can I believe it? Sergio Perez is all over the back of that works Ferrari! Can he walk on water? Sauber are finding something that has been able to make the tyres last."

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher: "I had a good start, made up quite a few positions, then had a good run into turn three but as I turned in someone [Jaime Alguarsuari] knocked on to my right rear. The consequence was I had a puncture which destroyed the right tyre, and driving back to the pits basically destroyed the right floor. In the end the team decided for safety it wasn't worth staying out."

Lap 49: Button gets one back for the battle with Massa earlier on, and the Briton takes Massa at Turn One for sixth. Sauber's Sergio Perez is all over Massa now as well. Bonkers. Massa pits.

BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "It will be interesting to see how racey Webber is prepared to go in the latter stages of this race."

Lap 45: Webber is not able to get close enough at Turn One. Alonso is holding firm. "Remember to use the Kers," Alonso is told. He sets a 1:29.608, that's a message to Webber. Vettel is way ahead of Hamilton, 11.5 seconds in fact. Petrov is still third, this would be a superb result for Renault.

Lap 43: The Ferrari man gets in front of Webber. for fourth. Webber is on the softs, Alonso the harder compound. This is going to be interesting to see who comes out on top here. Webber sets a fastest time of 1:29.686.

Lap 42: Webber runs wide at Turn Three, that will not help his bid to hold off Alonso. He lost a lot of time there. And in comes Alonso...

Lap 41: Alonso is really on Webber's tail but there's not going to be a battle down the pit straight as the Aussie pits. Webber has no cars around him at all. Vettel extends his lead to 9.5 seconds.

Lap 39: Alonso, in fourth, is trying to hunt down Webber but is not close enough in the zone to deploy the drag reduction system. Hamilton is closing the gap to Vettel, to 8.7 seconds, but the German had a bit of traffic to contend with. A nice moment for Sauber rookie Sergio Perez, who sets the fastest lap so far - a 1:29.962.

Lap 37: Button comes in. That stop was 3.8 seconds. Crikey, that's rapid.

Lap 36: "Have you got no grip left?" Vettel is asked. "The tyres are starting to go off," is the reply. Vettel comes in. Hamilton follows him, he gets the harder tyre, and then is told that McLaren are planning not to stop again.

Lap 35: Hamilton is quicker that Vettel on that lap. A 1:32.4 compared with a 1:32.5. Brundle says: "It doesn't seem to be hurting him."

Lap 32: Hamilton goes wide at Turn One and goes over the bumpy grass. It causes damage to his McLaren, the front of the floor is scraping on the track. That's a big blow, we'll see how much that affects him. By the way, Barrichello is given a drive-through penalty for that incident with Rosberg.

Lap 30: Alonso sets the fastest time of the race so far, a 1:30.097. As the commentary team note, those on a three-stop strategy will have fresher tyres and as there is a big drop off in them, those on a two-stop plan could be vulnerable in the later stages. Vettel is bossing this... he's 9.1 seconds clear of Hamilton.

Lap 27: Alonso pits again. Will Petrov, who is ahead of him, follow suit?

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "Webber's stop fits the mould for the three stops. The tyres did not look too bad. It was a late call and we assume that he got on the radio. Meanwhile, McLaren say that Lewis Hamilton's left front tyre is wearing out quite significantly. They are watching it with concern."

Lap 26: That looks like the first overtaking move using the DRS. Button deploys the moveable rear wing coming down the start-finish straight and he sweeps aside Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi for seventh place. Webber pits again.

BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "That was a desperate move from our most experienced driver. It was 100% Barrichello's fault."

Someone has crashed
Lap 24: Barrichello is all over Rosberg coming into Turn Three, there is no way through and he smacks into the side of the Mercedes. Smoke is coming out of Rosberg's car, that's his race over. And Barrichello has to come in for a new front wing. Silly move, and it is under investigation.

Lap 22: It has not been a good afternoon for Schumacher and he is forced to retire from the race. Vettel extends his lead to 7.3 seconds, while Petrov, in fourth, is closing in on the struggling Webber.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "Button has a fight on his hands just to come away with some points."

Lap 20: This is easy as you like for Vettel. He is seven seconds clear of Hamilton, with Webber in third. The Aussie is not lapping anywhere near as quick as the front two. Petrov is fourth with Alonso in fifth. Button is way down in 12th.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "That undercut did not work out for Lewis Hamilton. He was running out of grip. If he had grip he could have stayed on it."

Lap 18: Now Hamilton comes in. Where will he come out? Has he done a job on Vettel? The answer is no. Vettel still leads. Button serves his drive-through. "That will cost him around 23 seconds," says Coulthard.

Lap 16: Vettel comes out behind Button but the Briton can not hold him at bay for long, the German overtaking him with a daring move at Turn 4.

Lap 14: Vettel pits, the softer tyres for him. BBC co-commentator David Coulthard: "That is a surprise, it runs a real risk of him being passed by Lewis Hamilton." Button is given a drive-through penalty.

Lap 13: Jenson is on the radio saying that he was ahead of Massa and was forced to cut the corner. He's under investigation by the stewards.

Lap 12: And Alonso comes in, and puts on the softer compound tyre.

Lap 11: Button cuts a corner and gets past Massa when he cuts through Turn 12 and then Alonso immediately gets past his team-mate. The Briton will probably have to let both through. Webber pits, and puts on hard tyres.

Lap 10: Webber and Vettel are both on the radio saying their rear tyres are going off now. And when they do go off, they go quickly. Hamilton laps quicker than Vettel, a 1:32.1 compared to a 1:32.5. The gap is 2.7 seconds. Ted Kravtiz says McLaren are discussing how they can get Button out of this fight, swapping him from a two to a three stop.

BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "Button is much faster, he just needs to find some clear air. Alonso is now homing in very nicely indeed."

Lap 7: The gap at the front has settled down now, Vettel is 3.1 seconds ahead of Hamilton. The battle between Button and Massa means that Alonso is hunting the pair down.

Lap 5: Alonso has got past Rosberg for seventh, we presume along the pit straight although we haven't seen it yet. Great stuff from Vitaly Petrov, he's in fourth place. Button is not happy with Massa, who is still defending furiously. Jenson is frustrated and exclaims on the radio: "How can he be leaving me?"

Lap 3: Massa is desperately trying to defend his fifth place. Button is within a second of the Brazilian and deploys the DRS when he is allowed to do so down the start/finish straight but it is not enough. Massa keeps his place into Turn One.

Lap 2: Button is all over Massa, remember that the drivers cannot use the drag reduction system in the first two laps. Vettel is 3.2 clear seconds already.

Lap 1: Wow. This is incredible. Vettel is already 2.4 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Could this be game over already? Michael Schumacher pits, he's had a puncture. Toro Rosso's Alguersuari also comes in.

Lap 1: Great start for Vettel, he leads into the first corner. Webber almost gets the jump on Hamilton but the Briton retains position. Great start for Felipe Massa, he's now fifth, Alonso is ninth.

0700: And we are off on the formation lap - 58 laps around Albert Park is about to start. Apparently there have been eight safety cars in the last five years, so there is bound to be some kind of incident. On the grid then, it's Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, Button, Alonso and Petrov. Ready? Let's have it.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live summariser Anthony Davidson: "Kers has never been a bullet-proof system, and I'm not surprised Mercedes are having early teething troubles again. Maybe that's why the route Red Bull seem to have taken with their Kers will pay off for them. The main problem is the heating and cooling of the battery, and the charge and de-charge rate. It's a very temperamental science, let alone strapped into into an F1 car going at 200mph."

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "A last thought on strategy for the opening race of 2011? Well, F1 insiders reckon both the hard and soft tyres will last up to 18 laps. Pirelli's new tyres are not degrading as quickly as they were over winter testing in Barcelona and that means all of the teams are in some ways entering the unknown. The Australian Grand Prix is played out over 55 laps around Albert Park and so if the tyres do last up to 18 laps a two-stop strategy will work. But the word is that the teams are still working out whether to go for two or three stops. And let's not forget that the safety-car has a tendency to crop up at this challenging track and could play an important part over the next 90 minutes or so."

JoelEley on Twitter: "Back from pool in sunny Jakarta. Beers check, TV on F1, check. BBC text check. Button win hope to check."

0653: Remember that you can also utilise our driver tracker system to see where the cars are during the race. You can use it in the console at the top of this page or by clicking here.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson: "There is a lot of speculation about whether Red Bull are using the Kers power-boost system this weekend and in what form. The drivers have not used it so far and Ted Kravitz has reported on the belief that they might have a mini-Kers system that is used only at the start. But what if they don't have it on the car at all? If that's the case, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will be very vulnerable at the start to the drivers right behind them.

0649: So what is happening with Red Bull and the Kers system then? Jenson Button says he does not know whether Red Bull are using it or not and Red Bull boss Christian Horner is keeping his cards close to his chest. "Kers has advantages and disadvantages. We elected not to use it in qualifying." Asked if the team's system complies with the regulations, he replies: "Absolutely."

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "Hi Orlo, I've just made a final foray up through the fans' zone. It's a lovely day now with blue skies and warm temperatures. The fans are making the most of the late-afternoon race and there's a laidback and friendly atmosphere out there. A gang of Ferrari fans dressed as Roman centurions caught my eye, while my ear was caught by the covers band playing U2 and Queen. I imagine that set-list is right up your strasse, Orlo."
Absolutely Sarah. No Simple Minds or Marillion, though. Shame.

Red Bull pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel: "It was quite a good qualifying session, we were very happy with that. But that's history, we have a long race ahead of us. Lots of things can happen."

0645: A nice gesture from the world of F1. A minute's silence to honour the victims of the disaster in Japan...

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "Pit stops are going to be crucial to race performance this season simply because teams are expected to stop more often to change the Pirelli tyres, which are not expected to last over long stints. And that is why Force India - who have Scotland's Paul di Resta starting his first race in 14th - have spent much of the winter practising their pit stops. They even put their crew through a specific exercise programme and diet. Force India said their best stop in 2010 was 3.6 seconds but they are aiming for the low three seconds in 2011."

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, starting from second: "We are in a good position. The first race is never won at the first corner so we have a long race to think about. We have good race pace, compared to most of our competitors. We generally have good starts, too, so inevitably the plan is to overtake at the beginning. I'm on the dirty side of the grid but [it's about] getting around the first lap cleanly, trying to attack and hope that in looking after my tyres I'm able to jump them at the pit stops."

BBC Radio 5 Live
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner on BBC Radio 5 Live: We didn't use Kers yesterday. Are we going to use it today? You'll have to wait and see."

0637: Vettel is engrossed in a deep chat with a member of the team. Brundle will have to wait and he moves to the Red Bull car and there are three very serious heavies standing at the back to prevent prying eyes. There's also time for Brundle to say hello to his grid walk sparring partner from Austria. There will be a fair few battles between them this season I'm sure.

0634: Martin Brundle may be the lead F1 commentator this season, but his grid walk survives. Excellent. First up for Brundle - Vettel. I've just been told by my colleagues that the cereal that I thought was healthy, is actually laced with sugar. Stunned. Bacon roll it is then.

seanbhoy87 on Twitter: "I'm awake Orlo, bacon roll for your hard work? Hamilton to sneak it, plenty of drama expected with new tyres/pit stops."
No today, body's a temple and all that. Wheat-based no-sugar cereal for me!

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "Mexican Sergio Perez is the highest of F1's four 2011 rookies on the grid, qualifying 13th for Sauber at his first grand prix. It's the 21-year-old's first time in Australia too but he only had time to go to Melbourne zoo before starting work. Perez has his parents and sister in Melbourne but there is a good excuse for his friends and supporters back home to have an F1 party as the race starts at midnight in Mexico."

BBC F1 pundit David Coulthard: "It is a huge challenge to build a grand prix car and I would have thought [for Hispania] that it would be harder to make it the first time, not for the second season. It's a joke."

0623: Nice touch in the Red Bull garage, the team's engineers have placed two mock Ashes urns on Mark Webber's car - just to remind the Aussie who won the series over the winter. It is worth mentioning that there will be 22 cars on the grid today as the Hispania pair of Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan failed to qualify within 107% of the fastest time in Q1 and therefore will not take part in the race.

BBC F1 pundit David Coulthard: "On Friday [in practice], McLaren were massively relieved, they had a completely different package and it had a massive effect. McLaren have shown over the years that they have the ability to develop and this gives them a lot of confidence."

0615: McLaren will have been pretty satisfied with their performance in qualifying yesterday, with Lewis Hamilton second and Jenson Button in fourth. The team had a worrying pre-season when they lacked pace and reliability but they have brought a revised, and simpler, exhaust system as well as a new floor to Australia has given them plenty of encouragement for the race.

David Coulthard takes a look at his album with Mercedes head of motorsport Norbert Haug
Happy birthday to you DC!
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "There are tall billboards dotted around Albert Park marking the men who have mastered the circuit and taken the chequered flag. One of them shows our very own David Coulthard - who won here in 1997 and 2003 for McLaren - and in large letters it also details his birthday as 27 March 1971. Today! DC blew out the candles on a chocolate cake at BBC HQ AND Red Bull while Mercedes also presented the Scot with an album of photographs from his 15-year F1 career. I had a peek and there were some corkers in there, including one of McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh looking very New Romantic with long hair!"

NickThompson20 on Twitter: "Haven't slept just so I didn't miss the race. Anything to see Mark Webber take the chequered flag!"

BBC F1 pundit Eddie Jordan: "Last year was sensational but with the tyres and new things happening, I think we will have a mega year."

Ace_Eng on Twitter: "Hiya Mark seems months since we did this, laptop on, TV on, tea all ready. Now bring it on."

0604: There has been a lot of speculation about how many pit stops there will be during the race as Pirelli, who have taken over the tyre supply, were charged with producing a less durable tyre. It seems as if the tyres will not degrade as much as first feared and Lotus chief technical officer Mkke Gascoyne has tweeted: "Should not be more than 2 or 3 pit stops today but still lots of unknowns, how will the higher track temp affect things in particular."

Naomi in Bristol via text: "I feel like a kid at Christmas this morning! Can't wait for the season to get under way."

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "There is a mix of grinning and grim faces in the paddock because there is a growing belief that Red Bull have moved into a league of their own. In terms of pure pace, pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel was 0.7 seconds faster than the next car, Lewis Hamilton's McLaren. Renault boss Eric Boullier nodded: 'They are massively faster, they are just amazing. Yes, it's frustrating me.' Williams driver Rubens Barrichello adds: 'Right now it's like the others could sit down and cry. I've been in the situation at Ferrari where we were in a different league, it was a very safe place. We even had times when we had fuel on board just to qualify because we didn't want to show the true pace. It will be some races before we see someone challenging them. It's annoying but I love the challenge.'"

0556: The sun is out in Melbourne and the BBC team are warming up for their broadcast which gets going at 0600 BST on BBC One, BBC One HD and in the console at the top of this page. Yes, I've seen Eddie Jordan's shirt, and it's quite reserved actually. Coverage on BBC Radio 5 live begins at 0630 BST.

Text in your views on 81111 (UK)
Alan in Renfrewshire via text: "Soooo excited about this season! Gonna be a cracker. And what a great race we are all expecting. With all new regulations, it will be more exciting. C 'mon Lewis! Hopefuly gets off to a reasonable start."

rrengland3 on Twitter: "Did anyone else get the clock times mixed up and wake up an hour early? Hoping for a GB victory today."

keshav201090 on Twitter: "Morning Mark! Hoping for a superb race today. It would be exciting to see which driver best manages to preserve their tyres."

0546: The return of Kers, which has bring a benefit of around 0.3 seconds per lap, has certainly caused a stir with Vettel saying he did not use the system during his stunning lap in qualifying. However, there may be more to this than meets the eye, with BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz saying that Red Bull are believed to be using a unique mini-Kers system. "This allows them to defend their position at the start without some of the disadvantages of a full Kers system." Take a look at the full story here.

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Melbourne: "Hello again, and welcome to the 2011 season. Here at the first grand prix, Formula 1 seems to be caught between two opposing forces - a feeling that nothing has changed and that everything is different. Just like last season, Red Bull are once again the team to beat. Sebastian Vettel appears to have tethered the momentum from winning the championship to his 2011 car and he is back on pole in Melbourne. McLaren and Ferrari are again leading the hunt behind the Red Bull. But there are a raft of rule changes in 2011 - the return of the energy boost Kers device, the introduction of a moveable rear wing to help overtaking and new Pirelli tyres that degrade more quickly than last season's Bridgestones - to potentially mix up the pack. Renault and Mercedes have also moved closer to the front. Only the end of the first race here in Australia will tell us whether status quo or change will win the day."

0541: The race gets going at 0700 BST, so you've got plenty of time to get involved in this commentary. No excuses. You can use Twitter (via hashtag #BBCF1 ), you can message me direct via @markorlovac or you can text me via 81111 with F1 before your message. I'll be waiting.

0539: Hello you. The waiting is over. British Summer Time is here and the first race of the season is upon us. Excited? Thought so. It's going to be a cracker.

0535: It was same old, same old in qualifying yesterday. Red Bull on pole and world champion Sebastian Vettel sporting that cheeky grin of his. Will he be able to turn that Saturday dominance into his first race win Melbourne? We'll find out the answer in the next three hours or so. Welcome.

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After 60 of 61 laps
Position Driver Team

Race stopped at 60 laps

1 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes
2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Williams
6 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
7 Mexico S Perez Force India
8 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
10 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren
11 Finland V Bottas Williams
12 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus
13 France R Grosjean Lotus
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso
15 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham
16 France J Bianchi Marussia
17 Great Britain M Chilton Marussia
18 Great Britain J Button (ret.) McLaren
19 Germany A Sutil (ret.) Sauber
20 Mexico E Gutierrez (ret.) Sauber
21 Germany N Rosberg (ret.) Mercedes
22 Japan K Kobayashi (ret.) Caterham

FIA Formula 1 World Championsh 2016

Position Driver Team Pts
1 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 385
2 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes 380
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull 256
4 Germany S Vettel Ferrari 212
5 M Verstappen Red Bull 204
6 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari 186
7 Mexico S Perez Force India 101
8 Finland V Bottas Williams 85
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India 72
10 Spain F Alonso McLaren 54
11 Brazil F Massa Williams 53
12 C Sainz Toro Rosso 46
13 France R Grosjean Haas F1 29
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso 25
15 Great Britain J Button McLaren 21
16 Denmark K Magnussen Lotus 7
17 Brazil F Nasr Sauber 2
18 J Palmer Lotus 1
19 P Wehrlein Manor Marussia F1 1
21 Mexico E Gutierrez Haas F1 0
22 Sweden M Ericsson Sauber 0
23 E Ocon Manor Marussia F1 0

Points projected from latest race positions

see also
Vettel beats Hamilton in opener
27 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
I can win Australia GP - Hamilton
26 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Ferrari will improve, says Alonso
26 Mar 11 |  Formula One
I live to win F1 titles - Vettel
26 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Vettel blasts to Australian pole
26 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Australian GP qualifying as it happened
26 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Australian GP qualifying photos
26 Mar 11 |  Formula One
McLaren fight back to the front
25 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Australian GP practice as it happened
25 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
I will stay at McLaren - Hamilton
25 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Newey rejected Ferrari approach
24 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Red Bull throw down F1 gauntlet
24 Mar 11 |  Formula 1
Alonso expects season of upsets
23 Mar 11 |  Formula 1

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