Find all the F1 Fanatic Australian Grand Prix coverage in one place below – from Friday practice to the post-race review.
Fernando Alonso comfortably out-qualified Felipe Massa on Saturday but never looked likely to beat his team mate on race day. And while Vitantonio Liuzzi scored point for Force India for the second race in a row, Adrian Sutil seems to have better pace so far. Take a closer look at how each of the team … Continue reading Australian GP team-by-team analysis
After the Australian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel has led more laps in 2010 than all the other drivers put together. But unreliability has kept him from winning either of the races so far. Read on for more stats and facts from round two of the 2010 F1 season.
The Australia Grand Prix was every bit as thrilling as Bahrain was dull. But don’t expect many more races like that unless we get a lot more rain, because F1’s aerodynamic problem hasn’t gone away – as the later stages of today’s race showed.
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher fell to the back of the pack at the start of today’s Australian Grand Prix after colliding on the first lap. But while Alonso climbed back through the field to finish fourth Schumacher was only able to grab tenth place and the final point on the penultimate lap. How did … Continue reading Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne
Fastest laps Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148 4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852 6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179 8 Robert … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix fastest laps
Review the action-packed Australian Grand Prix with this selection of images from the race.
Jenson Button scored his first win for McLaren in his second start for the team at Melbourne. The world champion made an early switch to slick tyres on a damp track which paid dividends. But once again Sebastian Vettel lost the lead with an apparent car failure on his Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton endured a … Continue reading Button wins thrilling Australian GP
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 4 2 11 Robert Kubica Renault 58 12.034 12.034 9 3 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 14.488 2.454 5 4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 16.304 1.816 3 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 16.683 0.379 6 6 2 Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix result
F1 drivers’ points after Australia 2010 Position Driver Points 1 Fernando Alonso 37 2 Felipe Massa 33 3 Jenson Button 31 4 Lewis Hamilton 23 5 Nico Rosberg 20 6 Robert Kubica 18 7 Sebastian Vettel 12 8 Michael Schumacher 9 9 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 10 Mark Webber 6 11 Rubens Barrichello 5 =12 Nico … Continue reading F1 championship points after Australia
So, who thought Melbourne gave us a better race than Bahrain? Rate the Australian Grand Prix out of ten and leave a comment below.
With trees, colour and no shortage of fans Albert Park always provides a scenic backdrop for the Australian Grand Prix. Check out these pictures from qualifying today.
Sebastian Vettel denied team mate Mark Webber a pole position start in front of his home crowd at Melbourne. Vettel edged his team mate by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. But the biggest surprise of the session was Lewis Hamilton failing to make it into the … Continue reading Vettel beats Webber to Melbourne pole (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)
Row 1 Sebastian Vettel 1’23.919Red Bull-Renault Mark Webber 1’24.035Red Bull-Renault Row 2 Fernando Alonso 1’24.111Ferrari Jenson Button 1’24.675McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 Felipe Massa 1’24.837Ferrari Nico Rosberg 1’24.884Mercedes Row 4 Michael Schumacher 1’24.927Mercedes Rubens Barrichello 1’25.217Williams-Cosworth Row 5 Robert Kubica 1’25.372Renault Adrian Sutil 1’26.036Force India-Mercedes Row 6 Lewis Hamilton 1’25.184McLaren-Mercedes Sebastien Buemi 1’25.638Toro Rosso-Ferrari Row 7 Vitantonio … Continue reading 2010 Australian Grand Prix grid
Even though it’s the second race of the year seeing F1 cars blasting around Melbourne still feels like where the world championship begins. Most of the cars have a few subtle aerodynamic changes for this race, like McLaren’s new sidepod-mounted rear mirrors and Sauber’s interpretation of the ‘F-duct’. And Renault, HRT and a few other … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix practice in pictures
McLaren ended the first day of practice in Australia in a positive mood, talking up their chances after a strong showing in both sessions. But Ferrari and Red Bull still look like the teams to beat ahead of qualifying tomorrow.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button headed the times after today’s second practice session in Melbourne. The pair set their times in between the two rain showers which fell at the track early in the session.
While Robert Kubica topped the times in free practice one Ferrari once again look to have good long-run pace. And at this early stage it looks as though McLaren might have found a better set-up for Melbourne than they had at Bahrain. Take a closer look at the lap times from free practice one below.
Robert Kubica put Renault at the top of the times sheets at the end of free practice one for the Australian Grand Prix. But Sauber suffered a difficult session. Kamui Kobayashi suffered two broken front wings which caused a pair session stoppages and Pedro de la Rosa’s car rolled to a halt with ten minutes … Continue reading Kubica quickest in disrupted first practice
There’s always a busy build-up to the Australian Grand Prix as teams take advantage of the local weather and scenery to carry out their PR duties. The drivers have been sailing, surfing, meeting fans and – of course – throwing boomerangs and playing didgeridoos. See below for pictures.