Sauber to appeal against GP exclusion

Sauber drivers were disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix for technical infringements.

Team by team analysis of Australian Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of Sunday`s Australian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in current championship order):

Vettel refuses to get carried away by fast start

A coy Sebastian Vettel was determined not to get carried away with a blistering start to his world title defence at the Australian Grand Prix.

Petrov goes from zero to hero for Renault

Vitaly Petrov celebrated his transformation from zero to hero after finishing third in the Australian Grand Prix and becoming the first Russian to stand on the podium in Formula One.

Force India get three points in Aussie GP

Sauber`s Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi have lost their seventh and eighth places after both were disqualified for technical infringements.

Red Bull`s Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel led throughout in his Red Bull to win the season-opening Australian GP.

McLaren ready for victory after rapid turnaround

McLaren could barely conceal their delight on Saturday at going from a team in crisis to having Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on the front two rows of the grid with pretentions of winning the Australian Grand Prix.

Karthikeyan to miss season-opening F1 Australian Grand Prix

Narain Karthikeyan will miss Formula One Australian Grand Prix here as his Hispania team car, which he drove without any pre-season test, failed to clear the cut-off timing in the qualifying session on Saturday.

Vettel on pole for Australian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the season-opening Australian GP at Albert Park.

F1 rivals` warning for Red Bull in opener

McLaren and Ferrari threw down the challenge to the world champion Red Bull team in Friday`s practice for this weekend`s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Sutil hopeful of good qualifying in Australian GP

None of the Force India drivers could get a top-10 result in the free practice session today ahead of the qualifying but Adrian Sutil is confident of securing a good place on the grid for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton wary of Melbourne police one year on

Lewis Hamilton hopes Formula One`s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne will be a bit of a bore this weekend -- off the track, if not on it.

Melbourne may pull the plug on F1 after 2014

Melbourne may not continue to host the Australian Grand Prix after the current contract runs out in 2014, the Premier of the state of Victoria John Brumby said on Wednesday.

Groin injury scratches Capirossi from Australian GP

Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi has withdrawn from Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix after injuring his groin in a crash during qualifying.

Birthday boy Stoner takes pole at home GP

Australia`s Casey Stoner celebrated his 25th birthday by taking pole position at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday as riders struggled during a damp and gusty qualifying session.

Under-fire Australian Grand Prix posts AUD 49m loss

The 2010 Australian Grand Prix posted a AUD 49.2 million (USD 46 million) loss, local media reported on Thursday, placing further pressure on the state government to justify the burden on taxpayers.

Australia thrills to silence F1 doubters, for now

The Australian Grand Prix delivered enough thrills and spills to quieten demands for more rule changes to Formula One, revving up a championship that seemed stuck in first gear at Bahrain`s dull season-opener.

Vettel takes pole in Australia

Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday with team mate Mark Webber joining him on the front row for his home race. German Vettel, overall runner-up in the world championship last year, lapped the Albert Park circuit with a quickest time of one minute 23.919 for his second pole in two races this season. Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso will be third on the grid.

Australian Grand Prix qualifying result

Australian Grand Prix qualifying result from Melbourne on Saturday.

Australia`s Webber quickest in final practice

Red Bull driver Mark Webber buoyed home fans by recording the quickest lap in final practice at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber, bidding to become Australia`s first home winner, topped the timesheets with 16 minutes left in the hour-long session, then improved his mark twice to lap the Albert Park street circuit in one minute 24.719 under an overcast sky.