Battling McLaren exceed rock-bottom expectations

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - In a sign of how far McLaren have fallen, a retirement for Fernando Alonso and a last-place finish for team mate Stoffel Vandoorne exceeded expectations for the embattled team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Motor racing - Ricciardo handed grid penalty for gearbox change

26 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A tough week for Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo ended in despair on Sunday as the home hero came to a stop midway through the Australian Grand Prix with smoke billowing out of his car.

Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari

26 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.

Ricciardo sorry as home title hopes spin out

25 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo was left apologising to the Red Bull garage after his hopes of becoming the Australian Grand Prix's first home winner spun out during qualifying on Saturday.

'Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel

25 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes at Australian GP

25 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row.

Vettel beats own lap record in final practice

25 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel beat his own lap record at Albert Park as he topped the timesheet in the final free practice before the Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

Sauber's Wehrlein withdrawn from Australian Grand Prix

25 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sauber have withdrawn driver Pascal Wehrlein from the Australian Grand Prix due to fitness concerns and replaced him with Antonio Giovinazzi, the Formula One team said on Saturday.

Motor racing - Hamilton fastest in first free practise in Australia

24 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Three-times world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated practise at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday, putting Mercedes on top of the timesheets and leaving his Formula One rivals with plenty to ponder before the weekend.

Hafizh knows it’s time to deliver in fourth full season

24 March 2017

PETALING JAYA: Will it be Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah’s turn to seize glory for Malaysia in the Moto2 world championship this year?

Heavy car means crash diet for Force India's Perez

23 March 2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has been on a crash diet ahead of Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix after Force India asked him to shed some kilos to compensate for an overweight car.

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