The 2016 Australian Grand Prix in pictures.
Nico Rosberg won a hectic season-opening Australian Grand Prix after the race was stopped following a major crash involving Fernando Alonso.
Mercedes took a maximum score from the Australian Grand Prix to begin their championship defence while Nico Rosberg has an early lead in the drivers’ points.
Nico Rosberg won the first race of the 2016 season ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
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Valtteri Bottas has suffered a setback ahead of the Australian Grand Prix as the Williams driver received a five-place grid penalty following a gearbox change.
F1’s revamped tyre regulations and tighter radio restrictions are about to come under scrutiny: will they give teams new challenges in the Australian Grand Prix?
Sebastian Vettel has added to the criticism of F1’s new qualifying format. The Ferrari driver said its shortcomings were predicted before the season began.
Mercedes engineers warned Formula One chiefs the new qualifying format would fail to deliver excitement, according to Lewis Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso has added his voice to the criticism of Formula One’s new qualifying format and suggested F1 should copy the system used in Moto GP.
The team bosses of Red Bull and Mercedes have strongly criticised Formula One’s new qualifying system and called for talks on revising it again before the next race.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton will start the first race of the season from pole position but more attention was focused on the shortcomings of F1’s new qualifying system.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the first race of the season.
Force India have been denied an appeal against breaking the curfew rules at the Australian Grand Prix by the race stewards.
Rio Haryanto has collected a three-place grid penalty for his first F1 race, the FIA has announced
:ewis Hamilton made it three out of three in practice for the Australian Grand Prix but Ferrari were just 0.2s off the pace ahead of qualifying.
For those who’ve been waiting to discover how the competitive order has changed in 2016, Friday at Melbourne was frustratingly inconclusive.
Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul says his team has been able to make significant gains over the winter without cutting far into its allocation of engine development tokens.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is concerned the sport may have gone too far with its clampdown on radio communications.