Monthly archives: March, 2011

Red Bull: Webber had front wing damage

Mark Webber and Red Bull Racing continue to investigate the cause of the Australian’s lack of competiveness at the weekend’s Albert Park season opener. Webber was comprehensively out-paced by team-mate Sebastian Vettel during qualifying and the race in Melbourne, with much speculation now surrounding the cause. Although a lack of KERS, the decision to switch…



New car for Ambrose at Martinsville

Marcos Ambrose will start this weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville with a brand-new Richard Petty Motorsport’s chassis. The Australian driver, currently 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup title, will get his new machine at the track where he qualified second last year – a season high. This new Dewalt Ford Fusion is RPM’s…



Invincible Vettel wins with ease in Melbourne

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel got his world championship defence off to the best possible start in Albert Park on Sunday evening. The German beat Lewis Hamilton’s KERS-assisted rush as they had a drag race to the first corner, and thereafter that was all she wrote. Vettel was 2.4s ahead at the end of the opening…



Untouchable Vettel wows with Albert Park pole

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull crushed their opposition in Albert Park on Saturday to grab pole position for the Australian Grand Prix by a stunning eight-tenths of a second, the world champion being in a class of his own as he lapped in 1m 23.529s in Q3. Lewis Hamilton showed that McLaren’s Friday form was…



Lean Webber has sights on road ahead

Mark Webber is determined to show that last year’s challenge for the world championship – which he pressed right to the last race in Abu Dhabi – was no flash in the pan and the lean and focused Australian is adamant that he and his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who won the title, can be right…



V8 Supercars pits at Albert Park

The V8 Supercars are set for their first-ever pitstop races at the Albert Park street circuit this weekend. While the Australian Grand Prix support races remain non-championship affairs, the class has its own pitlane for 2011, allowing a new race format to be implemented. The Albert Park 400 will consist of three 25 lap races,…



Australia preview – Red Bull, Prancing Horse, or who?

At first glance, the opening race of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship appears to distil to a straight fight between Red Bull and Ferrari, just as in 2010. But there is plenty of spice ready to be added to what promises to be another fascinating season. McLaren have brought MP4-26s to Melbourne with…



Formula1.com 2011 application now available

Formula1.com is pleased to announce that the 2011 version of its free and highly-acclaimed mobile app is now available to download, with an Android version and a push notification service among the new features. The Formula1.com 2011 application, in association with Vodafone, streams live data direct to your phone from every session of the Grand…



Australia F1 Grand Prix Preview Quotes – Ferrari, Renault, Virgin & more

The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship finally gets underway in Australia next weekend, with all 12 teams eager to discover how their new cars stack up against the competition. There’s new rules, new tyres and more, but one thing that remains reassuringly consistent is the warm welcome guaranteed for the paddock at Melbourne’s Albert…



Button samples Mount Panorama track in a Formula One car

McLaren’s Jenson Button became the first driver to tackle Australia’s iconic Mount Panorama circuit in a Formula One race car on Tuesday. Button completed five laps of the legendary Bathurst track at the wheel of an MP4-23 before handing the car over to five-time Bathurst champion Craig Lowndes. “This place is fantastic,” Button said. “Television…