Australian Grand Prix

Coronavirus: McLaren team members return home after Australia self-isolation

The 16 members of the McLaren Racing team have returned to their home in United Kingdom after spending two weeks in self-isolation in Australia.

Mar 27, 2020, 13:05 PM IST

Australian Grand Prix cancelled due to coronavirus

Amid coronavirus outbreak across the world, Formula One has confirmed that this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne has been cancelled.

Mar 13, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

McLaren withdraws from Australian Grand Prix after team member tests positive for coronavirus

The Chinese Grand Prix, which was slated to take place in April, has been postponed while Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as per schedule but without spectators. 

Mar 12, 2020, 20:20 PM IST

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas dubs 2019 as his best season

With this year's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the 29-year-old ended his one-year winless streak before also making a podium finish in Azerbaijan and grabbing four pole positions in 2019.

Aug 11, 2019, 16:48 PM IST

Melbourne to continue to host Australian Grand Prix until 2025

Australia is part of the motor-sport history as the country has been hosting Formula 1 World Championship since 1985.

Jul 19, 2019, 13:33 PM IST

Mercedes strategist hails Lewis Hamilton for finishing with damaged car in Australia

The five times world champion started on pole position but finished second in Melbourne last Sunday after Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas seized the lead off the line and went on to win by 20 seconds.

Mar 21, 2019, 07:35 AM IST

Australian GP: Valtteri Bottas capitalises on late pitstop to register 4th career win

Starting second behind pole-sitter Hamilton, Bottas got the jump on the Briton during a typically messy start at Albert Park and ended up cruising to his fourth win by some 20.80 seconds after delaying a tyre-change.

Mar 17, 2019, 14:05 PM IST

Australian GP qualifying: Lando Norris thrilled after solid debut

Britain`s youngest F1 driver claimed the eighth spot on the grid for Sunday`s race.

Mar 17, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

Australian GP qualifying: Lewis Hamilton in 'shock' over Mercedes pace

Hamilton`s lap was more than seven-tenths of a second quicker than chief rival Sebastian Vettel, a year after the Briton left a similar gap to Ferrari when taking pole at the season-opener.

Mar 17, 2019, 09:37 AM IST

Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo frustrated at missing out on top 10 grid slot

The former Red Bull driver will line up 12th, alongside German team-mate Nico Hulkenberg in 11th, on the sixth row for the Formula One season-opener in Melbourne.

Mar 17, 2019, 07:43 AM IST

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton tops timesheets in first free practice for Australian Grand Prix

Vettel`s rookie teammate Charles Leclerc was third fastest, 0.074 seconds slower than Hamilton, raising hopes of a proper battle between the championship`s leading teams.

Mar 15, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

McLaren to race without BAT logo on cars in Australian Grand Prix

The British team`s decision follows that of Ferrari to drop Philip Morris branding for their "Mission Winnow" initiative at Albert Park, citing problems with Australia`s health authorities.

Mar 14, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

Mercedes have plenty of work to do, says Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton`s path to his fifth championship started slowly last year, with his first win not coming until the fourth race in Azerbaijan.

Mar 14, 2019, 13:07 PM IST

Formula One mourns sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting

Whiting, who started his career working for the Hesketh team in 1977, died in Melbourne of a pulmonary embolism just three days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mar 14, 2019, 11:00 AM IST

Formula One approves point for fastest lap from Australian Grand Prix

Formula One, which will mark its 1,000th race this year at the Chinese Grand Prix, awarded a point for the fastest lap over the first decade of its existence as a world championship from 1950-59.

Mar 12, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

Ferrari to remove branding for Mission Winnow at Australian GP

The team`s official name has also changed from Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow to Scuderia Ferrari, according to an updated entry list published by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

Mar 06, 2019, 12:55 PM IST

McLaren could turn to Fernando Alonso if they need a reserve

Double world champion Alonso, 37, left Formula One at the end of last season but is set to compete with McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Feb 15, 2019, 07:18 AM IST

Red Bull, Mercedes to launch 2019 F1 cars on same day

Former champions Red Bull, who finished third overall behind champions Mercedes and Ferrari last year, have switched from Renault power units to Honda for the season starting in Australia on March 17.

Feb 05, 2019, 10:14 AM IST

Formula 1 to hold first-ever season launch ahead of Australia Grand Prix

The free public event on Wednesday, March 13, will involve all 20 race drivers and the 10 team principals in the Melbourne's Federation Square. 

Jan 30, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

Mercedes find bug that robbed Lewis Hamilton of victory at Australian Grand Prix

Formula One world champions Mercedes have found the computer bug that cost Lewis Hamilton victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and taken steps to ensure it does not happen again.

Mar 29, 2018, 15:40 PM IST