Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020

Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday.

More disappointment for Red Bulls's optimistic Ricciardo

Disqualified in Australia and dumped with a 10-place grid penalty after Malaysia, even the eternally optimistic Daniel Ricciardo was struggling to stay positive after a testing start to his Red Bull career.

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel early casualties in Melbourne

Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel were both early casualties as the Formula One season got off to a furious start at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula One: F1 drives into unknown at season-opener

Formula One enters a new and unpredictable era at Sunday`s Australian Grand Prix after a change in engines and a limit on fuel left many drivers wondering whether they will reach the finish.

Rosberg tops final practice ahead of qualifying

Nico Rosberg maintained Mercedes` dominance with the fastest time in practice ahead of Saturday qualifying for the Formula One season opener in Australia.

Shhh! Fans make noise about `vacuum cleaner` engines

Team bosses told fans to get used to the new, quieter Formula One engines on Friday after complaints that the previously deafening cars now sounded more like vacuum cleaners.

Hamilton on top after first day of new season

Lewis Hamilton lent some credibility to the hype surrounding Mercedes by posting the fastest time in Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix, as the Formula One season kicked off with teams still battling reliability problems.

Red Bull two months behind rivals: Hakkinen

Red Bull`s abysmal winter testing has left them badly lagging behind their Formula One rivals and they will need at least two months to get their cars performing at optimal level, according to double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

Formula One: New Australian F1 deal negotiated

A new deal to extend the Australian Formula One Grand Prix beyond 2015 has been negotiated and only needs to be signed by the Victorian state government, organisers said Friday.

Red Bull still not in best shape, says Vettel

Red Bull will put a "very different" car on the track for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from the model which disappointed during the last test in Bahrain, reigning champion Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday.

Ricciardo says reigning F1 champion Vettel not `invincible`

Daniel Ricciardo has reportedly vowed not to be in a subordinate position to reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel in the upcoming Grand Prix opener at the Albert Park Formula One track in Melbourne and has said that Vettel is not `invincible`.

Old rules out, new rules in for F1 Grand Prix 2014

Formula One rule makers have introduced a new set of rules that would change the face of Formula One racing starting from the upcoming Grand Prix this season.

Formula One: Hampered by new engine, Red Bull lose ground to rivals

The new Formula One season will kick-off with the Australian Grand Prix on March 16 when the inaugural race takes place in one of the traditional circuits at Albert Park.

Australian GP to stay at Albert Park - govt

The Australian Formula One Grand Prix will remain in Melbourne`s Albert Park precinct as long as the state of Victoria continues to stage the race.

Australian GP to stay at Albert Park - govt

The Australian Formula One Grand Prix will remain in Melbourne`s Albert Park precinct as long as the state of Victoria continues to stage the race.