Australian GP (2015)
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Despite its best efforts, Manor failed to turn a wheel in Australia, leading to many raised eyebrows – and a stern rebuke from Bernie Ecclestone. The FIA cleared the team of any wrongdoing, but the story is not yet over, as Kate Walker explains.
Increase in performance confirms the data collected in pre-season testing.
Daniel Ricciardo: "In terms of where we need to improve, the main issue is the drivability and the power,"
Kevin Magnussen: "Finishing is a small victory for the team – I don’t think we expected to be able to do that."
Carlos Sainz: "I’m happy with my first race weekend, I feel that I’ve achieved all my objectives and I look forward to the next race in Malaysia"
Nico Hulkenberg racing to seventh place and Sergio Perez picking up the final point in tenth.
Pastor Maldonado was pitched into a spin from behind and Romain Grosjean suffered from a loss of power.
Felipe Nasr took the best finish position ever for a Brazilian driver in a Formula One's debut race.
The Brazilian driver, Felipe Massa, showed consistent pace to bring the car home with 12 points to start the 2015 season.
The result marks the 30th Formula One victory for the Silver Arrows
Red Bull technical guru Adrian Newey says he is baffled by engine partner Renault's attitude after a disappointing start in Melbourne.