Manor’s cars were conspicuously short of sponsors when the appeared for the first time in Malaysia, but some of their rivals have attracted new names.
Felipe Nasr shrugged off the ‘pay driver’ label with a fine fifth place on his debut in Australia – and won the F1 Fanatic Driver of the Weekend poll.
Last week’s Australian Grand Prix wasn’t the lowest-scoring season-opener we’ve seen since Rate the Race began in 2008 – but it wasn’t far off.
A faulty fuel read-out caused a minor scare for Lewis Hamilton as he romped to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
A candid interview with Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen’s engine blow-up and Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement are among the video highlights filmed by fans during the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Fourteen different players tied for the top score in the first round of the 2015 Predictions Championship.
Ten of the best pictures from the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Who do you think was the best driver during the Australian Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
Lewis Hamilton’s 34th career victory means he could have won more races than Ayrton Senna and Sebastian Vettel by the end of the year.
Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg began the new season with a one-two victory which looked as routine as any of the eleven such results they scored in 2014.
Ferrari were sufficiently quicker than Williams that Sebastian Vettel was able to jump ahead of Felipe Massa by pitting three laps later than him.
Lewis Hamilton’s fastest lap in the Mercedes was half a second quicker than any of the teams’ rivals managed despite them not needing to push.
Nico Rosberg made at least two attempts to wrest the lead from Lewis Hamilton in the Australian Grand Prix. But his team mate never let him get within range.
The 2015 Australian Grand Prix in pictures.
Lewis Hamilton won the opening race of the 2015 in Melbourne ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg with what few of their rivals finished a long way behind.
A one-two for Mercedes in Melbourne means they already have more points than their next three closest rivals put together.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in Australia while just 11 cars reached the chequered flag.
What did you think of today’s race? Share your verdict on the Australian Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ advantage in qualifying was larger today than it was at any race last year. But there’s plenty of intrigue ahead of the season-opening grand prix.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the Australian Grand Prix.