Australian Grand Prix
"It was definitely my best race ever."
Vettel was more than seven-tenths of a second slower than Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel made full use of the virtual safety car to sneak in front of Lewis Hamilton and hold off the frustrated champion to win Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday, but Red Bull's Max Verstappen showed enough pace to give the Silver Arrows pause for thought.
Ferrari's brilliant getaways at the Australian Grand Prix could well be the result of a unique approach to new start restrictions.
Autoblog recaps the 2016 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. From the first Free Practice on a really wet Friday, every day turned in big surprises - good and bad.
Fernando Alonso clattered into the back of Esteban Gutierrez's Haas as the pair squabbled over 19th place, sending the McLaren into a horrifying rollover.
Surprise! After the dismal failure of F1's revised elimination-style qualifying format used for the Australian Grand Prix, the teams have voted unanimously to revert back to the format used in 2015.
The struggling Manor Marussia F1 team came all the way to the Australian Grand Prix, but didn't make it out onto the track even once all weekend. And now Bernie Ecclestone says they'll have to pay for shipping both ways.
Autoblog recaps the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and we can't remember the last time 90 percent of the action in Formula One had nothing to do with cars setting timed laps.
The scene is the front straight of the Albert Park Circuit at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and what you see on track on either side of the gentleman wearing the orange hat is a Mercedes AMG Petronas being followed by a Lotus. The first major clue, as should be obvious by the nose of the Mercedes, is that this scene was captured last year. The other major clue in the photo is the gentleman in the orange hat: he's wearing earmuffs to silence the noise. We count at least four people weari
UPDATE: Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo has been disqualified by race officials for breaking Article 5.1.4 of the Formula 1 Technical Regulations. Put more simply, his car consumed too much fuel over the course of the race. Red Bull has appealed the decision, claiming that readings from the fuel flow meters used in the first race of the 2014 F1 season were inconsistent. The text of this report has been changed to reflect this information.
Sponsors come and sponsors go in Formula One, but they tend to stick around awhile at McLaren. The team ran under Marlboro title sponsorship for 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and Hugo Boss has been with the team for 33 years now since 1981. But it's the team's partnership with Mobil 1 which it will celebrate with the sinister livery pictured here.
A pre-season full of talking points was swapped for a brand-new set of talking points after the running of the opening grand prix of the 2013 Formula One season. The consistency of the regulations from last year to this year and the triplicate dominance of Infiniti Red Bull Racing meant that no one would have been that surprised if the relative order of things remained the same. But teams found so many ways to switch things up that, in typical pre-season fashion, no one was ready to make any bet
How much does it cost for a city to host the Formula One circus? Well, considering how clandestine are the dealings of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, we may never fully know. But, thanks to some leaked information to Australia's Herald Sun, we do now have a pretty good indication of what that city must pay for the privilege of being an F1 venue – and it ain't cheap folks.
Today is the day that racing fans have been looking forward to. The cars have been unveiled, the drivers announced, the calendar confirmed and everything is in place. Today is race day.