Australian GP Review

Lewis Hamilton AusGP. Merecedes AMG PetronasIt’s the morning after the Australian Grand Prix, the sun is out and another warm day in prospect and time to reflect on what we saw yesterday. My feeling is that ‘the race’ was not what we were expecting, and yet you could say that the first five is just the classification that we should have expected. After the thousands of kilometres of testing and pit stop practice, reliability was extraordinarily poor; we’ve come to expect much better as we have from pit crews. The whole weekend was a little surreal and eleven finishers was the lowest anywhere since Lewis Hamilton led the Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso Logo2015 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 15/03/2015

Carlos Sainz (STR10-04, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 9th
“I’m very pleased to have scored my first ever Formula 1 points in my debut race here in Melbourne! Obviously, we know there was much more potential than a P9 today but, all in all, if we take into account everything that happened, we need to stay positive, keep improving and believing in ourselves because we know we can do better. I really Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Ferrari

Ferrari LogoAustralian Grand Prix
Melbourne, 15th March 2015

Maurizio Arrivabene: “I’m only half happy today, because the real joy comes when you win. I am happy about the podium and for Seb, but above all I am pleased for the team, because this is a good starting point, although it’s definitely not the end of the road. I am sorry for Kimi, because everyone could see how strong he was in the race. But Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – FIA Press Conference

FIA LogoSun 15.03.15

DRIVERS

1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari) Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoRolex Australian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 15.03.2015
Weather: sunny and dry, 17-19°C air, 29-38°C track

Fantastic start by the Sauber F1 Team into the new season: In the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne Felipe Nasr finished fifth, while his teammate Marcus Ericsson scrambled for eighth place. This result brought the team a total of 14 championship points. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoMelbourne

RACE

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS kicks off the 2015 season in style with a 1-2 finish at the Australian Grand Prix

• Lewis Hamilton took his 34th career victory at Albert Park – his second in Australia and 13th for the Silver Arrows
• Nico Rosberg took second position after a race-long chase, finishing just 1.3 seconds shy of his team-mate Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull LogoSunday 15 March 2015
AUSTRALIAN GP – RACE

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 6th, Start Position: 7th
“It wasn’t the most exciting race. After the start I was able to stay with Nasr, but I wasn’t able to get close enough to make the move. We finished the race and got some points which was positive, and there are things we can learn; I think on paper sixth was the best for us today. It was a shame for Dany, I feel for him I hope we have a smoother Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Pirelli

Pirelli Logo2015 Australian Grand Prix – Race
LEWIS HAMILTON WINS RACE OF ATTRITION WITH A ONE-STOP STRATEGY.
MOST DRIVERS STOP ONCE, SOME CHOOSE A TWO-STOPPER
WEAR AND DEGRADATION EXTREMELY CONTAINED THROUGHOUT 58-LAP RACE:
LONG STINTS ON BOTH MEDIUM AND SOFT COMPOUNDS INCREASE IN PERFORMANCE CONFIRMS THE DATA COLLECTED IN PRE-SEASON TESTING Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini logo15.03.15
Australian Grand Prix Race

Race Notes:
• Felipe Massa finished fourth in today’s Australian Grand Prix
• Starting in third and opting for a one-stop strategy, Felipe lost a place to the Ferrari of Vettel after being jumped at the first pitstop, but after that showed consistent pace to bring the car home with 12 points to start the 2015 season Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Sahara Force India

Sahara Logo2015 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Race Report

Sahara Force India scored seven points in today’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix with Nico Hulkenberg racing to seventh place and Sergio Perez picking up the final point in tenth.

P7 Nico Hulkenberg VJM08-01 Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Mclaren

McLaren logo2015 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

“Finishing is a small victory”

#AusGP

Albert Park Circuit, Sunday March 15

JENSON BUTTON Read more of this post

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Race – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoUnbelievable – 2015 Australian GP, Sunday
Sunday 15th March

The cruel hand of fate dealt a bitter blow for Lotus F1 Team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with both cars out of the race by the end of the first lap. Pastor Maldonado was pitched into a spin from behind, resulting in his car hitting the barriers, whilst Romain Grosjean suffered from a loss of power, and retired at the end of the first lap. Read more of this post

F1 News: Statement from Williams: Update on Valtteri Bottas

Williams Martini logo15.03.15
Statement from Williams:
Update on Valtteri Bottas

Following the team’s earlier statement regarding the injury that Valtteri sustained to his lower back during yesterday’s qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix. It can be confirmed that the scans revealed that Valtteri had suffered has a very small tear in the annular part of a disc in his lower back. Read more of this post

F1 News: Statement from Williams: Update on Valtteri Bottas

Williams Martini logo15.03.15
Statement from Williams: Update on Valtteri Bottas

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. Following this, he was transferred to Albert Hospital in Melbourne for further precautionary scans which revealed that Valtteri had sustained some soft tissue damage in his lower back. He remained in hospital overnight and following a restful night is now working with a physiotherapist prior to final assessment by the FIA in the early afternoon to determine whether he will be able to race later today. The team will release a further update as information is available.

F1 News: 2015 Australian GP Qualifying – Manor F1 Team

Manor F1OUT OF TIME
2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying

Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
Saturday 14 March 2015

It was a case of so near, yet so far, for our team in Melbourne today. After a Herculean effort to prepare our cars to go racing, in the end we simply ran out of time to topple all the glitches that are part and parcel of debuting a car at the start of a new season. Read more of this post

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