Australian GP (2016)
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The FIA has simulated Fernando Alonso's dramatic 2016 crash in Australia with the halo as part of its analysis of the Formula 1 cockpit protection device.
Fernando Alonso experienced a peak impact force of 46G during his 305km/h crash at the Australian Grand Prix, FIA data from the accident investigation has revealed.
Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz had good reason to be unhappy with each other during Formula 1's Melbourne curtain-raiser. But Valentin Khorounzhiy reckons the frustrations of both Toro Rosso drivers were justified.
Formula 1’s failure to change its under-fire elimination qualifying format was sealed when McLaren and Red Bull refused to accept anything other than ditching the shoot-out idea completely, Motorsport.com has learned.
The Australian Grand Prix qualifying fiasco showed some serious thought needs to be given into how Formula 1 is being run at the moment, says Jonathan Noble.
Daniel Ricciardo's superb drive to fourth at the Australian Grand Prix was somewhat overlooked in the aftermath of a race that included its fair share of controversy and drama – but he says he wasn’t far off Mercedes and Ferrari in some parts of the race.
Kimi Raikkonen believes Ferrari's strong pace in the Australian Grand Prix race was a truer reflection of his team's potential than what happened in qualifying.
Niki Lauda says that Nico Rosberg's Australian GP victory represents a huge boost to the German as he starts another season long battle with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1 kicked off its 2016 season with a bang in Melbourne. Adam Cooper takes us inside the Australian Grand Prix.
Felipe Nasr finished the race at the Albert Park in P15, Marcus Ericsson had to retire in lap 39
Fernando Alonso: “I got out quickly so my mum could see I was okay!”
Haas F1 Team made history before and after the 32nd Australian Grand Prix Sunday in Melbourne.
Fernando Alonso says his Australian Grand Prix crash was the biggest he has suffered during his entire racing career.
Force India rued the untimely red flag that destroyed its one-stop strategy in Australian Grand Prix.
Renault's Jolyon Palmer says he had no problems returning to wheel-to-wheel battle, despite having spent 2015 without a race seat.
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen said his Australian Grand Prix – that included him hitting teammate Carlos Sainz – was “very frustrating and disappointing”.
Haas boss Gunther Steiner says the team's outstanding F1 debut in the Australian Grand Prix would not have been possible without Ferrari's help.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitted that Australian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg was in serious danger of not making the finish of the race due to rising brake caliper temperatures.
Jenson Button says his McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso would not have suffered any adverse effects from a slower exit from his inverted McLaren if it had been fitted with a Halo cockpit device.
Sebastian Vettel admitted Ferrari probably got its strategy wrong during the Australian Grand Prix, after staying on supersoft tyres following the red flag period.
Nico Rosberg got his F1 World Championship challenge off to a perfect start in the season-opening Australian GP, after clipping Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the first corner and overcoming the challenge of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
The FIA has agreed to a last-minute easing of Formula 1's radio restrictions for the Australian Grand Prix.
Mercedes still fears that Ferrari will put it under pressure in the Australian Grand Prix, despite a surprisingly large buffer to its main Formula 1 rival in qualifying.
Alan Permane, Renault Trackside Operations Director: "We are reasonably happy especially as the session went very smoothly for us execution-wise."
Jenson Button: “We have a better race car than a qualifying car”
Formula 1 drivers have been warned that from the Australian Grand Prix they must not throw visor tear-off strips on the race track or pitlane, or they risk punishment from the FIA.
Max Verstappen: "We managed to turn it around and to be P5 – a career best – here in Melbourne is a great achievement by the whole team!"
There has been a wave of support against the new qualifying system from F1 team bosses since the perceived failure of its first use in Melbourne today.
Valtteri Bottas could lose his 11th place on the grid of the Australian Grand Prix after the FIA launched an investigation into a breach of the rules by Williams.
Formula 1 team bosses will meet ahead of the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday to discuss an urgent change to the sport's qualifying system for the next race in Bahrain.
Niki Lauda says that avoiding a reverse-grid rule is what led to the current qualifying format that was slammed on Saturday after the first grid-deciding session in Australia.
Sebastian Vettel says the Australian Grand Prix qualifying farce was no surprise, as drivers had warned F1 chiefs against the new format.
Lewis Hamilton will start the opening Grand Prix of the 2016 season in Melbourne from pole position, topping the timesheets in the controversial new-style qualifying format.
Lewis Hamilton topped the times in final free practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, but Ferrari demonstrated it has closed the gap to Mercedes.
The order of Saturday morning’s Free Practice 3 session now plays a role in F1 qualifying this season – and it could have an impact if action is interrupted by a red flag or virtual safety car before every driver has completed a flying lap.
Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer both taking to a damp Albert Park circuit.
Wind and rain affect free practice in Melbourne.
Renault's new recruit Kevin Magnussen has said that driving the yellow-liveried Renault RS16 evokes happy memories from earlier in his career.
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says he has concerns that tomorrow's first use of F1's new qualifying format will result in a 'supermarket queue'.
Daniel Ricciardo believes the mixed weather conditions could offer Red Bull a chance to do better than expected in the Australian Grand Prix.