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Australian GP (2017)

23 Mar - 26 Mar
Event finished

Sauber can't understand why Magnussen wasn't penalised

Sauber Formula 1 team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says she does not understand why Kevin Magnussen was not penalised for the collision that ruined Marcus Ericsson's Australian Grand Prix.

Gutted Ricciardo “happy to move on” from disastrous home GP

Daniel Ricciardo said his awful Australian Grand Prix was a race weekend that “snowballed” out of his control.

"It was about time" Ferrari won again - Marchionne

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne said "it was about time" Ferrari returned to winning ways after triumphing in the Australian grand Prix.

Ferrari unsure if its car is quicker than Mercedes

Ferrari's engineering chief Jock Clear says he can't judge whether the Scuderia's car is now faster than Mercedes after Sebastian Vettel claimed victory in the season-opening Australian GP.

Hamilton says early stop was a necessity

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says the early stop that left him vulnerable in the fight against Sebastian Vettel in the F1 2017 opener was down to “running out of grip”.

Alonso says Australian GP the best race of his life

Fernando Alonso says he was driving the best race of his life in the Australian Grand Prix, before he was forced to retire due to floor damage.

2017 Australian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Ten years on from Kimi Raikkonen’s victory at Albert Park, Scuderia Ferrari has returned to winning ways in Melbourne

Australian GP: Vettel beats Hamilton to Melbourne win

Sebastian Vettel defeated Lewis Hamilton in a fascinating Australian Grand Prix to kick off Formula 1’s new era with a superb victory for Ferrari.

Live: Follow the Australian Grand Prix as it happens

Follow all the action from the season-opening Formula 1 race as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Todt "nervous" F1 2017 grid isn't close enough

FIA president Jean Todt has admitted he is "nervous" ahead of the Australian Gran Prix that the big gap between Formula 1’s teams this year may rob the sport of a good spectacle.

Haas F1 rivals shocked by Grosjean’s top-six start

Haas’s Formula 1 rivals admit they hadn’t predicted its brilliant form at the Australian Grand Prix, as the outfit ended qualifying best of the rest behind the big three teams.

Tech analysis: How Haas solved T-wing legality problem

Haas F1 Team made amendments to its shark fin ahead of qualifying in Melbourne, having been instructed to remove the T-wing from their car the day before.

Mercedes expects Ferrari battle will be "hell of a ride"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff anticipates a "hell of a ride" in his team's battle with Ferrari over the course of the 2017 Formula 1 season.

Australian GP starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, the first round of F1 2017.

Renault reverts to 2016 MGU-K to cure reliability

Renault has reverted to its 2016 MGU-K design for the Australian Grand Prix, as a temporary solution to the persistent reliability problems its engines suffered in pre-season Formula 1 testing.

Red Bull lacking both power and downforce, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Red Bull’s new Formula 1 car is lacking both power and downforce, after a troubled weekend so far at the Australian Grand Prix.

"Monster" F1 cars hitting peaks of 8G in Melbourne

Drivers are nearing 8G in the new-spec Formula 1 cars at Albert Park, with the high-downforce cars described as "brutal" and "monsters" following the first qualifying session of the season.

Williams summoned over Stroll gearbox incident

Williams has been summoned to a meeting with the Australian Grand Prix stewards on Sunday morning, after failing to inform the FIA it intended to change the gearbox on Lance Stroll's car.

Giovinazzi surprised by debut F1 qualifying performance

Last-minute Sauber Formula 1 call-up Antonio Giovinazzi said his performance in Australian Grand Prix qualifying exceeded his expectations ahead of his surprise debut.

New F1 cars are "hard to recover" - Stroll

Lance Stroll says the new-spec Formula 1 cars make it difficult to find the edge without overstepping it, compared to the previous low-downforce generation of cars.

Raikkonen didn't manage "any decent laps" in Q3

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen admits he "didn't put any decent laps together" on his way to fourth on the grid for the Australian Grand Prix.

Bottas "didn't meet" his expectations in first Mercedes qualifying

Mercedes newcomer Valtteri Bottas says he didn't reach the bar he had set for himself in the first qualifying of F1 2017 in Melbourne, as the Finn missed out on the front row.

Perez reprimanded for qualifying incident

Force India's Sergio Perez has been reprimanded for his incident during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

Verstappen says 2017 F1 races "will be more boring"

Red Bull's Max Verstappen claims whoever leads after the first corner of the Australian Grand Prix will win, because the new rules for 2017 will make the racing "more boring".