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Norris "drove like a veteran" on F1 debut

McLaren sporting director Gil de Ferran believes Formula 1 debutant Lando Norris “drove like a veteran” in the Australian Grand Prix.

Health warning issued to Australian Grand Prix attendees

A health warning from the Victorian state government has been directed at Australian Grand Prix goers, after a person with a confirmed case of measles visited the event.

Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks

Giorgio Piola starts his selection of the most intriguing Formula 1 tech updates from the Australian Grand Prix with a look at the upgrade Red Bull brought forward by a month, and how teams are changing DRS actuators to make the most of the new 2019 rules

No-nonsense Albon "really impressed" Toro Rosso in Melbourne

Toro Rosso technical director Jody Egginton says that the Italian team was impressed by Alex Albon on his Formula 1 debut, describing the Thai-British driver’s approach as “not emotional” and “methodical.”

The factors that hurt Ferrari in Australia

Ferrari's failure to follow through on its pre-season testing promise with victory in the season-opening Australian has left fans, and even the Italian team itself, searching for answers.

Mercedes believes kerb strike damaged Hamilton's floor

Mercedes thinks a kerb strike, rather than hitting debris, was the cause of Lewis Hamilton’s broken floor in the Australian Grand Prix.

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Australian GP damage to Hamilton’s Mercedes explained in 3D

Valtteri Bottas took a dominant victory in the Australian Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton could not match his Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate's pace.

Fastest lap point "livened up" Australian GP, says Brawn

Ross Brawn says that the introduction of a point for the fastest lap "livened up" the closing stages of Formula 1's Australian Grand Prix. 

Binotto: Ferrari must make Australia slump an "exception"

Ferrari believes the potential of its 2019 Formula 1 car is “certainly bigger” than it showed in the Australian Grand Prix, which must be made into an “exception” this season.

Sainz hurt by Melbourne F1 weekend "full of bad luck"

Carlos Sainz believes he suffered every piece of bad luck he could have done on his McLaren Formula 1 team debut in the Australian Grand Prix.

Wolff: Heavy Ferrari defeat likely down to wrong set-up

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff think Ferrari's struggles in the Australian Grand Prix owed more to it taking a "wrong junction" on set-up rather than its car being inherently slow.

Renault: Ricciardo's debut "a weekend mainly of lows"

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the Australian Grand Prix weekend was made up "mainly of lows" for new signing Daniel Ricciardo.

Australian GP: Best of team radio

Recap the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

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Five things we learned from the Australian Grand Prix

Motorsport Network’s Julia Piquet gives her top five takeaways from Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.

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Video: What went wrong for Ferrari in Australia

Ferrari's deficit to Mercedes was a big surprise during the Australian Grand Prix weekend, particularly given the Scuderia ended Formula 1's fortnight of pre-season testing as the clear early favourite.

Kvyat "pushed like an animal" to score in Australia

Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat said he "pushed like an animal" to recover from an error and score a point on his Formula 1 comeback in the Australian Grand Prix.

Bottas has rediscovered junior superstar form, says Wolff

Valtteri Bottas has returned to Formula 1 this year as brilliant as the superstar he was in his junior career, reckons Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff.

Giovinazzi's Australian GP "more or less over" on first lap

Antonio Giovinazzi’s Australian Grand Prix was compromised by floor and front wing damage sustained on the opening lap.

Australian GP flop leaves Ferrari confused

Ferrari does not yet understand why its pre-season testing form translated into such a disappointing Australian Grand Prix, where it struggled constantly with balance and tyre problems.

10 things we loved and hated about the Australian GP's Formula 1 journalists look back at the highs and lows of the 2019 season opener in Australia.

Australian Grand Prix driver ratings

Though there were some sublime performances over the Australian Grand Prix weekend, no one did quite enough to start the year with a perfect score. And for some of the drivers settling into new teams, Bahrain needs to be much, much better

Honda "relaxed" by podium but "clear gap" remains

Honda has been "relaxed" by scoring its first Formula 1 podium in 11 years at the first attempt with Red Bull, but still sees a "clear" performance gap to reduce.

Why ruthless 'new Bottas' is a real title threat

A dominant drive and a very blunt message to his critics - Valtteri Bottas began the 2019 Formula 1 season as a very different character to the battered, confidence-ravaged figure he had been going into the winter.

Pictured: The missing part of Hamilton’s floor

The significance of the damage to Lewis Hamilton’s floor in the Australian Grand Prix has been revealed in images of his Mercedes obtained immediately after the race.