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Bottas' body hurts and Alonso's picking fights: Australian GP latest

Lewis Hamilton left most of Formula 1’s jaws on the floor with his stupendous pole position lap at the Australian Grand Prix – and the question heading into the race on Sunday is whether that was just one of those ...

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Sebastian Vettel top in wet-dry final practice

Sebastian Vettel led Kimi Raikkonen to a Ferrari one-two in an unrepresentative wet-dry final practice at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel was 2.432 seconds quicker than the Finn as they used dry-weather tyres at the end of a largely wet ...

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Hamilton on pole after spectacular lap and Bottas crash

Lewis Hamilton pulled out a spectacular last-ditch lap to take a stunning pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The world champion was nip and tuck with the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen until the ...

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Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 'barely has any diversity' says British world champion

Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says “nothing has changed in 11 years” as he highlighted what he says is a lack of racial diversity in Formula 1. In an Instagram post, Hamilton panned around the paddock at the season-opening Australian ...

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Hamilton 'excited' as top teams appear closely matched

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton led Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in second practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Just 0.283 seconds separated Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari. “The gap closed up a little bit between all the cars, but that’s exciting ...

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'Fifth title like marriage or a baby – I won't know how I feel until it happens'

Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are going head-to-head to claim a fifth, but both insist improvement is their main aim. The two are expected to be the main contenders as the new Formula 1 season begins in ...

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England v Germany & three's a crowd – five things to look forward to in Formula 1

Dummmm, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dummmmmmmmm… You can almost hear it. The iconic bass riff of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain signalling the much-anticipated return of the Formula 1 season. If that isn’t enough to get your ...

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Australian GP: 'After grafting in a cold gym, Australia is such a buzz'

F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault at the end of 2017, joins the BBC team this season to offer insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors. Almost everyone in Formula 1 is a racer. Not ...

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Australia will be 'lowest level' – Alonso says McLaren will improve during season

Fernando Alonso says the season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be McLaren’s “lowest level” this year. McLaren have had a difficult pre-season afflicted by reliability problems during testing in Barcelona. “I understand we are not at the level of Mercedes or ...

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Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent

Australian Grand Prix on the BBC Dates: 23-25 March. Circuit: Albert Park Coverage: Practice sessions online-only; Qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Daniel Ricciardo wants Red ...

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