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  • I think I can't complain - Christine's Rankings, Week 2

    I think I can't complain - Christine's Rankings, Week 2

    28/03/2017 at 17:58

    It's no surprise that defending rankings champion Daniel Ricciardo had a quiet week after some turbulent times in Australia, but his teammate Max Verstappen was in full force and picked up a couple of points to get himself on the board in week two. Meanwhile, unlike in the championship itself, Lewis Hamilton has rocketed to the top of the leaderboard with some very respectful and reflect-ful times in Australia.

  • Giovinazzi takes his chance

    Giovinazzi takes his chance

    27/03/2017 at 20:10

    The new season is here and boy did the Australian GP add to the intrigue. With many sceptical of Ferrari’s title potential, they more than kept Mercedes on their toes on Saturday and then on Sunday, Vettel showed that Ferrari had the pace, as well as the ability to manage their tyres, to beat Mercedes, regardless of strategy. Is this the end of single team domination? It’s too soon to tell but it won't be long before we find out.

  • Sebastian Vettel takes 2017’s first race victory in Australia

    Sebastian Vettel takes 2017’s first race victory in Australia

    26/03/2017 at 16:14

    The race in Albert Park was perhaps not as chaotic as we might have imagined, but it delivered a fascinating start to the season with Sebastian Vettel returning to the top step of the podium for the first time in over a year. Ferrari navigated their one-stop strategy well, timing it right to jump Lewis Hamilton for the lead midway through the race. Lewis came in for some late pressure from his teammate Valtteri Bottas, but held him off for a double Mercedes podium.

  • Full results for 2017 Australian GP posted

    Full results for 2017 Australian GP posted

    26/03/2017 at 15:57

    Albert Park delivered a pretty good start to the brand new season, and you can catch up with all the facts and figures now posted to the F1 encyclopedia.

  • Race highlights - Australia 2017

    Race highlights - Australia 2017

    26/03/2017 at 08:02

    The Australian Grand Prix always has a lot to live up to, kicking off the new season with so much anticipation placed on it for a good and chaotic afternoon's running. This year delivered, perhaps not so much in terms of drivers getting to grips with their new machinery, but certainly in terms of who was fast and who needs to work harder on their reliability.

  • Daniel Ricciardo crashes out of home qualifying in Australia

    Daniel Ricciardo crashes out of home qualifying in Australia

    25/03/2017 at 17:00

    Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the first race of the 2017 season, which may not have been too much of a surprise, but it was a shock to see Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo end his session in the wall. The Australian got into the top ten but failed to set a time in Q3, instead mangling his car in front of the home crowd.

  • Wehrlein withdraws from Australian Grand Prix for Sauber

    Wehrlein withdraws from Australian Grand Prix for Sauber

    25/03/2017 at 16:59

    The Sauber team were forced to make a late replacement for the still-recuperating Pascal Wehrlein after the German driver confirmed he was withdrawing from the first race of the year after two practice sessions. Wehrlein suffered a back injury in a Race of Champions crash in December, and now says: “My fitness level is not as it should be for a full race distance because of my training deficit."

  • Mercedes rule the roost as practice in Australia begins

    Mercedes rule the roost as practice in Australia begins

    24/03/2017 at 18:24

    We were all expecting the Mercedes team to continue their domination but Hamilton’s half a second head start over his teammate during FP1 and FP2 was still something of a surprise. Red Bull were best of the rest in the morning session, whilst Ferrari were holding back and letting the rest of the field clean up the dirty track.

  • Australia weekend gets underway with practice results

    Australia weekend gets underway with practice results

    24/03/2017 at 18:04

    We've been waiting for this moment for many months but the Australian Grand Prix weekend has finally begun in earnest. The F1 encyclopedia has been updated with results from both free practice sessions, and the remaining sessions will be posted as the weekend unfolds!

  • Race information - Australia 2017

    Race information - Australia 2017

    23/03/2017 at 13:15

    The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Formula One is ready to go racing once again, with a full grid, a packed calendar, and plenty of anticipation to kick off the brand new year. We’ve bid farewell to some familiar faces, including last year’s World Champion Nico Rosberg, and we’ve welcomed in some new blood, including Williams rookie Lance Stroll. We’ve got new look cars, splashes of colour throughout the paddock and plenty of changes to talk about. The first race, as always, takes place in Australia, and it couldn’t be more exciting.

  • I'm gonna throw something in a minute - Christine's Rankings, Week 1

    I'm gonna throw something in a minute - Christine's Rankings, Week 1

    21/03/2017 at 19:18

    It's a new season which can only mean one thing, the return of Christine's Rankings. Celebrating all things personality rather than handing a trophy to the fastest guy on track (did you know they already do that?), the Rankings is all about social media, fashion, fun videos, great interviews, inspirational posts and more.

  • 2017's real championship - Christine's Rankings

    2017's real championship - Christine's Rankings

    14/03/2017 at 17:19

    The only global driver rankings system that you need to worry about is back for 2017, with a set of fresh faces ready and waiting to be judged by me. If you're new to Christine's Rankings, then the object is simple - drivers receive points for doing awesome things and have points taken away for being rubbish, and it's all judged totally fairly by me, making it the most in-depth and accurate rankings system this site has ever seen.

  • Put to the test

    Put to the test

    11/03/2017 at 16:25

    “I don’t remember how it was last year, but this felt like a good couple of weeks.” So says Lewis Hamilton, who wrapped up two weeks of testing for Mercedes, alongside teammate Valtteri Bottas. The pair of them completed over 1000 laps between them, and saw barely any reliability problems, which should give them both confidence for the season ahead.

  • With no power comes no responsibility

    With no power comes no responsibility

    10/03/2017 at 20:43

    Pre-season testing for the 2017 season was highly anticipated by almost everyone - so many changes: drivers, teams, regulations and more helping to make it an unexpected prospect. Unfortunately, for McLaren, it's all been quite similar to the last few seasons - a lack of running due to mechanical problems mostly relating to the Honda engine.

  • Kimi Räikkonen helps Ferrari finish pre-season testing on top

    Kimi Räikkonen helps Ferrari finish pre-season testing on top

    10/03/2017 at 20:25

    Pre-season testing in Barcelona is all wrapped up now, with the final day dominated by red flags aplenty, but also some fast paced laps from the Ferrari. Kimi Räikkönen managed to set the fastest lap of the day, but also brought out one red flag in the afternoon, when he spun the car and stopped with what appeared to be a gearbox issue.

  • Penultimate test day features four red flags

    Penultimate test day features four red flags

    09/03/2017 at 20:54

    Red flags were the main feature of day three of the second week of testing, as teams continued to try and get long runs completed but saw their programmes halted on occasion. Sebastian Vettel was the fastest driver on the penultimate pre-season test day, helping Ferrari back to the top of the timesheets.

  • Bottas posts fastest time of pre-season testing as Ferrari crash

    Bottas posts fastest time of pre-season testing as Ferrari crash

    08/03/2017 at 19:53

    It took a while for the second day of testing this week to really pick up the pace, but it gradually rumbled into life and brought with it plenty to ponder. Firstly, Mercedes were back on top with Valtteri Bottas posting the fastest time not only of the day, but of the pre-season testing this year so far. He had the supersoft tyres on, which was an advantage, so we're still not reading too much into the lap times.

  • Felipe Massa forges ahead as final pre-season test gets underway

    Felipe Massa forges ahead as final pre-season test gets underway

    07/03/2017 at 19:30

    It was a quiet day of pre-season testing in Spain as the final week began under blue skies in Barcelona. Teams looked to be running longer distances than they did in the first four days, and were concentrating on getting a complete package out of their car, moving on from the early shakedowns we saw last week. There was just one red flag today, brought out by Renault right at the very end of the session.

  • Paul Hembery changes roles at Pirelli

    Paul Hembery changes roles at Pirelli

    07/03/2017 at 18:51

    Since Pirelli re-joined Formula One ahead of the 2011 season, we have become very familiar with Paul Hembery – the spokesperson in the paddock for the Italian tyre manufacturers. Hembery has handled the triumphs and the criticism in equal measure and with relatively good grace, but now it’s time for a change.

  • First week in Barcelona wraps up with wet tyre testing

    First week in Barcelona wraps up with wet tyre testing

    02/03/2017 at 19:44

    Pirelli have long argued that they haven’t been given enough time to fully test their wet tyre offerings, so today, the final test day this week, in Barcelona, they got a full day. The track was artificially dampened before the session began, and also at lunchtime, to keep the drivers running on the blue full wet tyres and the green intermediates wherever possible.

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