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2017 Australian Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference – Part 2

PART TWO: DRIVERS – Valtteri BOTTAS (MERCEDES), Esteban OCON (FORCE INDIA), Felipe MASSA (WILLIAMS), Lance STROLL (WILLIAMS) Q: It’s been a Mercedes one-two here for the last two seasons. Presumably another one would suit you just fine. Is that why you made this move? Valtteri BOTTAS: Sure, that would be a good way to start. […]

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2017 Australian Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference – Part 1

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Let’s start with Lewis Hamilton – a two-time Australian Grand Prix winner, record five times pole sitter here at Albert Park? Lewis, you and the other drivers have spoken about how much you enjoy driving […]

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Suspension Design Changes for Red Bull and Mercedes

It all started with a letter from Ferrari to the FIA asking for clarification on a concept that would replicate the FRIC suspension, that was used by Mercedes and Red Bull in 2015 and halfway through 2016, for the 2017 season. Reports were circulating that there might a protest at the Australian Grand Prix about […]

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2017 Australian Grand Prix: Hardest Braking Point

First Stop: Albert Park – Wake up, Formula One is back – with wider tires and more downforce. See what it means for the brakes. Don’t miss the hardest braking point before corner three. The driver has to slow down from 312 km/h to 93 km/h in just 1,3 seconds on 110 meters. 2168 kW […]

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Williams Announce Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

The Williams Formula One Team announced that former Mercedes Executive Director Paddy Lowe will join the Team as Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect. Lowe will also take a seat on the board of directors of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC and will also have a shareholding in the company. Lowe has a wealth of […]

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Kimi Raikkonen Closes Out Pre-Season Testing Fastest of All

Ferrari had left us wanting more after day 3 of the second pre-season test by teasing us with Sebastian Vettel’s fastest lap of 1:19.024. On the final day, however, Kimi Raikkonen bolted on a set of super softs and lit up the timing screens by setting the fastest lap of pre-season testing for 2017 and […]

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Bottas Reclaims Top Spot for Mercedes on Day 2 of Second Test

Mercedes Valtteri Bottas narrowly edged out Williams’ Felipe Massa to claim the top spot of the timing sheets for the 2nd day of the second test. While it was a good day for Williams and Mercedes, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen ran into a bit of trouble when he spun and hit the barriers at Turn 3. […]

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Massa Makes His Mark on Day 1 of 2nd Test

Felipe Massa stamped his authority on day 1 of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian, who not more that three months ago was enjoying retirement from the sport, set the fastest time of the day of 1:19.726 on the red-marked super soft compound tyres. Massa also put […]

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2017 Pre-Season Testing: Raikkonen Ends Week On Top for Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen ended his week on top of the time sheets for Ferrari at the conclusion for the first pre-season test of 2017. The day was off to a wet start after the track was artificially dampened in the early hours of the morning to allow the teams to test the intermediate and wet weather […]

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2017 Pre-Season Test Day 3: Mercedes On Top While Ferrari Impresses

It was another good day for the Mercedes Formula One team on day three of the first pre-season test of 2017. Valtteri Bottas, for the Silver Arrows, set the fastest time of the day of 1:19.705 on Pirelli’s Ultra Soft Tyres. The time seemed impressive until Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari put in the second […]

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2017 Australian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 20:00Friday 01:00Friday 03:00Friday 12:00
Free Practice 2Friday 00:00Friday 05:00Friday 07:00Friday 16:00
Free Practice 3Friday 22:00Saturday 03:00Saturday 05:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 01:00Saturday 06:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 00:00Sunday 05:00Sunday 07:00Sunday 16:00

2016 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Nico Rosberg🏆385
2 Lewis Hamilton380
3 Daniel Ricciardo256
4 Sebastian Vettel212
5 Max Verstappen204
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