Australian GP (2019)
Latest news on Australian GP
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
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.”
Mercedes thinks a kerb strike, rather than hitting debris, was the cause of Lewis Hamilton’s broken floor in the Australian Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
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 Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the Australian Grand Prix weekend was made up "mainly of lows" for new signing Daniel Ricciardo.
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.
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.
Antonio Giovinazzi’s Australian Grand Prix was compromised by floor and front wing damage sustained on the opening lap.
Mercedes Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas and his engineer ignored his pre-race instructions not to take a risk by going for fastest lap in the Australian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel says his Ferrari Formula 1 car had "way less grip" in the Australian Grand Prix than it did during pre-season testing at Barcelona.
Robert Kubica says a pre-race grid panic that he could not see the start lights, plus a mirror falling off his car early in the Australian Grand Prix, added to the dramas of his Formula 1 return.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has explained the colourful radio message he gave to his critics after winning the Australian Grand Prix.
Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner believes Pierre Gasly had a “very strong” first race with the team despite finishing outside of the points.
A "drained" Daniel Ricciardo has hinted that he will take a new approach to the build-up to the Australian Grand Prix in 2020.
Max Verstappen says he could "at least have a go" at his rivals at top speed during his first Formula 1 race with Red Bull's new engine partner Honda.
Daniel Ricciardo has explained his curious trip onto the grass that led to his front wing being torn off by a gutter on the run to the first corner at Albert Park.
Kimi Raikkonen says a visor tear-off stuck in his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car's brake duck forced a compromising early pitstop in the 2019 season opening Australian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean says the new Formula 1 aero rules for 2019 have made it “easy to follow” other cars, if not overtake them.
Valtteri Bottas dominated the 2019 season-opening Australian Grand Prix, passing Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start to earn his first Formula 1 win since 2017.
Kevin Magnussen says it's "crazy" to think that there are Formula 1 cars faster than the Haas after being wowed by his VF-19 in qualifying.
Honda has made a "huge step forward" and made Red Bull look a "very different" prospect in terms of straightline speed, according to Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff.
Formula 1 rookie Lando Norris and his McLaren team have admitted his progress to the top-10 shootout in Australian Grand Prix qualifying was a surprise.
McLaren is not yet using Petrobras fuel after delaying a complete switch to its new Formula 1 technical partner it had planned for the start of the season.
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari "should be better" than it showed in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix after rival Mercedes caused a surprise in locking out of the front row.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, heading a Mercedes front-row lockout for the first race of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
Pierre Gasly put his Q1 elimination at his first Formula 1 race for Red Bull Racing at the Australian Grand Prix down to an over-optimistic strategy.
Robert Kubica claims his Australian Grand Prix Friday practice running was compromised by minor damage and having to stay off the kerbs.
The first official sessions of the 2019 Formula 1 season are now over, and plenty of new developments were unveiled on the opening day of running in Melbourne.
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says the rival Mercedes team has looked “much stronger than they claimed before the weekend” in Friday practice ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.
George Russell insists that the situation at the Williams Formula 1 team is not as bad as the laptimes in Australia suggest.
Racing Point Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says his first day of practice running ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was “not good at all”.
Honda says a late power loss scare for Pierre Gasly was nothing serious, and the Red Bull driver has been given the all clear for tomorrow.
Lewis Hamilton topped second free practice ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season-opening Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes.
Racing Point has made a raft of changes to its RP19 for the first Formula 1 practice session of the season, updating its “vanilla” car for Melbourne from testing specification.