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James Allen on F1 27 March 2017
Daniel Ricciardo keen to move on from horrible home F1 race at 2017 Australian Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo wants to move on from a “frustrating” and disrupted home event at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix where he crashed in qualifying and then could not compete due to reliability problems before and during th...

James Allen on F1 27 March 2017
Fresh approach for Lewis Hamilton as Ferrari throws down the challenge
The new F1 season got off to a promising start with a tense battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, which was resolved in Vettel’s favour, after Hamilton called for an early pit stop. Was this a taste of thin...

James Allen on F1 26 March 2017
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari stun Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to win 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari scored the first win of the 2017 Formula 1 season after beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton via a close battle in the pitlane. Hamilton held his lead from pole position as Ferrari’s vaunted rapi...

James Allen on F1 25 March 2017
Insight: Moving quickly – Reflections ahead of the first F1 Grand Prix of 2017
This has been a very interesting weekend on many levels, from the competition at the front between Mercedes and Ferrari, to Red Bull’s failure to perform, through to the complete change of atmosphere within the F1 ...

James Allen on F1 25 March 2017
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes first pole of F1’s new era, Sebastian Vettel second
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed the first pole position of the 2017 Formula 1 season ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who gave the Scuderia its first front row start since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. On an overca...

James Allen on F1 24 March 2017
Ross Brawn “will be fighting” for improvements if 2017 F1 racing is bad
Ross Brawn has pledged to step in and work with the teams and the FIA to find a solution if the on-track Formula 1 action proves to be unspectacular in 2017. This year’s cars have been built to new aerodynamic regulation...

James Allen on F1 24 March 2017
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top FP2 at the 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton set the best time in the second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix with a time just 0.091s slower than the fastest lap ever set on the Albert Park circuit. The start of Formula 1’s new era bega...

James Allen on F1 23 March 2017
‘Max Verstappen’ rule regarding F1 braking zones relaxed ahead of 2017 Australian Grand Prix
The FIA has abandoned the ‘Max Verstappen’ rule clarification it introduced into Formula 1 regarding wheel-to-wheel racing last season in an attempt to give drivers more on-track freedom in 2017. The governing body issue...

James Allen on F1 22 March 2017
Nico Hülkenberg “happy in new F1 home”, but lack of podium record looms
Nico Hülkenberg has declared that he is “happy in my new home” at the Renault Formula 1 team, but the German racer is another driver heading into the 2017 season with something to prove. Hülkenberg has started 115 F1 rac...

James Allen on F1 21 March 2017
Australian GP: Flat out on an F1 circuit lined with walls – what’s not to like?
The F1 teams may have covered 7,427 laps of Barcelona in testing with the new style F1 cars, but the first race at Albert Park, Melbourne always produces surprises and this year will be no exception. Last season the race...