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Button dominates to take simple, emphatic victory in Australia.

March 18, 2012

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Jenson Button cruised to a dominant season opening victory in Australia today, calmly underlining his title credentials at the earliest opportunity. The 2009 world champion snatched the lead off the line from team mate Lewis Hamilton and never looked threatened, at one stage building a 10 second lead. After a safety car period, Button was […]

Hamilton leads a McLaren charge in 2012’s first qualifying

March 17, 2012

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McLaren today turned out to be the form team in Australia, locking out the front row of the Melbourne grid with a fast, efficient performance at 2012’s first qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton will lead the pack early tomorrow morning after a sensational lap gave him the perfect start to the new season. Team mate Jenson […]

Australia is a great season opener – and should stay that way

March 1, 2012

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Australia should stay on the Formula One calendar, despite what Bernie Ecclestone is quoted as saying tonight. Reportedly, the F1 supremo is saying the organisers need to install floodlights to push the race into European prime time. He’s wrong. As entertaining and spectacular as Singapore and particularly Abu Dhabi are, the race in Melbourne Park […]

Photos: Australian Grand Prix

March 28, 2011

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Sebastian Vettel won Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix for Red Bull, ahead of Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren and Vitaly Petrov for Renault.

A champion’s drive from Vettel in Australia

March 27, 2011

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Sebastian Vettel has cruised to victory in Australia, leading from lights to flag in dominant fashion. The 23-year-old world champion stopped twice and never looked under any real threat from a pursuing Lewis Hamilton, who was hampered in the second half of the race by a broken floor. Vettel always looked like he had extra […]

Hamilton promises Vettel the “race of his life”

March 26, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton has promised to give Sebastian Vettel the “race of his life” when they line up alongside each other on the front of the grid in Melbourne tomorrow. The McLaren driver is a shock inclusion on the front row after the British team worked miracles to turn a poor car from testing into a […]

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull charge to sensational Australia pole

March 26, 2011

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Sebastian Vettel will take his familiar position at the head of the grid for the first race of 2011 after storming to pole like the winter had never happened. The world champion was untouchable in qualifying, setting a 1m 23.529s, well clear of the field. Lewis Hamilton somehow managed to throw his McLaren on to the […]