2014 Australian Grand Prix practice in 100 pictures

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Felipe Massa, Williams, Albert Park, 2014

Pictures from the first day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix.

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26 comments on “2014 Australian Grand Prix practice in 100 pictures”

  1. lovely stuff


    1. That Martini paint job really does blow all the other cars away!

      1. Its just missing something on the sidepods. Slightly bigger numbers and another larger Martini logo would be perfect

        1. Maybe Williams are hoping for more cash from them, or another sponsor.
          Reminds me of 1991 when they did the first couple of races looking like this…

          1. Yeah I was reading yesterday’s autosport and they suggested that Williams aren’t actually getting much money from Martini, but are using the increased exposure to lure other brands to fill the spaces.

        2. Yes, It looks like a plain white car on tv. I would welcome bigger thicker stripes along the side pods but maybe the space is being reserved.

          1. I think the size is limited because is a drink company.

        3. Yes, and Williams blue on the front wing / around the base would be good.

      2. Yeah, and it also exposes the nose tip so much more than the previous livery! such a shame…

  3. Mercedes aren’t running their new nose then?
    Not that this one will hold them back or anything.

    1. What new nose?

      1. I’ve read now that it apparently failed a crash test so that would be the reason for running this one.

        1. Ah ok thanks mate, whats suppose to be different with the new one?

          1. It’s meant to be even shorter, with next to no covering of the front wing.

            This could be it potentially: https://twitter.com/theWPTformula/status/443170541521092609/photo/1

  4. Again, a hand without proper gloves while red lights are lit on that Merc. I fear one day there will be a serious injury or death by electrocution :(

  5. Where’s the camera on Red Bull ?

    1. @toxic It’s inside the front nose. There’s a small hole for the lens to point through – if you look at this picture you can see it under the ‘I’ in Pirelli:


      1. Good spot! This solution is so Red Bull. No wings like on other cars. Just sleek shape to not disturb the flow too much.

    2. Good spot, maybe it has to be on by the start of qualifying? Seems weird that have left it off for the two sessions today

    3. The step on the nose is unpleasant where the camera is. I thinks the testing nose flowed better

  6. Not a single picture of McLaren?

  7. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    14th March 2014, 16:27

    Those Maccas and Mercs look so alike!!! If it weren’t for the nose and the big oil company name (respectively)…

  8. Love this picture of Chilton: really makes the livery pop. Imo it’s still the prettiest car on the grid.

  9. I’ve been through all the photos. It’s the first time I’ve really appreciated the different designs.

    The back of the Toro Rosso looks like a jet fighter! In my opinion, the Caterham is the ugliest car, followed by the Sauber and the Force India. The Marussia is far better looking than the Caterham.

    I’m not sure I’m going to be able to sleep tonight!

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