2012 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Thursday 29 March 2012

  2. 11:46

    F1 video: Australian Grand Prix highlights

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  3. Wednesday 21 March 2012

  4. Clutch problem hampered Hamilton’s Melbourne start 16:45

    Clutch problem hampered Hamilton’s Melbourne start

    It has been revealed that Lewis Hamilton suffered a clutch problem at the start of the Australian Grand Prix – a crucial factor which allowed race-winning t...

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  5. Button: Melbourne win was unexpected 15:59

    Button: Melbourne win was unexpected

    Despite admitting that McLaren dominated the Australian Grand Prix weekend, sealing pole position, the race victory and fastest lap, Jenson Button claims...

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  6. Monday 19 March 2012

  7. 13:00

    Video: Chaos in Melbourne V8 race

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  8. ‘A really poor weekend for me’ – Massa 12:13

    ‘A really poor weekend for me’ – Massa

    Felipe Massa was left truly downhearted after a calamitous 2012 season-opener in Melbourne. The Brazilian, whose weekend began with a spin into the gravel...

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  9. Red Bull also hoping for super f-duct clarification 11:37

    Red Bull also hoping for super f-duct clarification

    Red Bull has joined Lotus in calling for an explanation of the rules surrounding the revolutionary system developed by Mercedes, dubbed ‘super f-duct’. By ef...

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  10. BBC highlights draw in 3.2 million 10:38

    BBC highlights draw in 3.2 million

    BBC Sport has reported a peak audience of 3.2 million for its Sunday afternoon highlights programme of the Australian Grand Prix. In a split television deal...

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  11. Williams encouraged despite Melbourne accidents 10:23

    Williams encouraged despite Melbourne accidents

    Williams was buoyed by its much-improved pace in the Australian Grand Prix, with both Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna having demonstrated strong...

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  12. Alonso: A trial by fire in Malaysia 10:10

    Alonso: A trial by fire in Malaysia

    Ferrari was reasonably satisfied after the Australian Grand Prix, a race which always was set to be a damage limitation exercise. After a disastrous...

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  13. Kovalainen receives five-place drop for Malaysia 08:37

    Kovalainen receives five-place drop for Malaysia

    Heikki Kovalainen has been docked five places on the grid for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, having overtaken illegally in Australia on Sunday. The...

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  14. Sunday 18 March 2012

  15. 23:59

    After Australia: Full championship standings

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  16. 10:35

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Albert Park

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  17. Glock congratulates Marussia after lack of testing 10:34

    Glock congratulates Marussia after lack of testing

    Although Marussia were last of the remaining runners in Australia on Sunday, Timo Glock has praised his team for its continued efforts across the weekend....

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  18. Maldonado braked far too late, argues Grosjean 10:15

    Maldonado braked far too late, argues Grosjean

    Romain Grosjean was dejected after missing out on a possible podium finish in Melbourne. The Franco-Swiss, who had qualified in an impressive third place,...

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  19. Webber hails 'good comeback' by Red Bull 10:07

    Webber hails 'good comeback' by Red Bull

    After a below average qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, Mark Webber was encouraged by the progress he was able to make during the Australian Grand...

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  20. Räikkönen: It’s like I’ve never been away 10:07

    Räikkönen: It’s like I’ve never been away

    Kimi Räikkönen immediately slotted back into the groove on Sunday, rising from 18th on the grid to seventh at the finish line in Australia. Despite taking a...

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  21. Another double points finish for Sauber 09:41

    Another double points finish for Sauber

    Sauber is celebrating a double points finish in Australia for the second year in a row, although the Swiss team is not expected to be disqualified for rear...

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  22. 'Our reliability is not in question' – Schumacher 09:18

    'Our reliability is not in question' – Schumacher

    After returning to the pit lane prematurely in Melbourne this afternoon, Michael Schumacher says questions should not be raised over the reliability of...

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  23. A bittersweet beginning for Force India 09:13

    A bittersweet beginning for Force India

    Force India experienced a somewhat bizarre start to the 2012 Formula 1 season, with Nico Hülkenberg becoming the first retirement of the year as Paul di...

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  24. Ricciardo 'extremely happy' with maiden points 09:03

    Ricciardo 'extremely happy' with maiden points

    Daniel Ricciardo was delighted to achieve a maiden F1 points finish in his first ever Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, securing a well-earned ninth place in...

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  25. Delighted Button: Winning this early is important 09:00

    Delighted Button: Winning this early is important

    Jenson Button was thrilled to take victory in for the third time in Melbourne on Sunday, leading home Sebastian Vettel and McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton....

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  26. Button was unbeatable today, admits Vettel 08:46

    Button was unbeatable today, admits Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel has admitted that McLaren rival Jenson Button was simply unbeatable in Melbourne today, with the latter completing a lights to flag victory...

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  27. Hamilton: A poor performance compared to others 08:37

    Hamilton: A poor performance compared to others

    Lewis Hamilton’s facial expressions told the story after the Australian Grand Prix, having finished third after starting on pole positions. Passed by w...

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  28. 07:55

    Full Australian Grand Prix results

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  29. Button commandingly wins Australian Grand Prix 07:40

    Button commandingly wins Australian Grand Prix

    Jenson Button has claimed his third victory in the Australian Grand Prix, controlling the first race of the 2012 season in style. After losing the lead to...

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  30. Double retirement ends Caterham's day 07:24

    Double retirement ends Caterham's day

    It was a miserable start to the 2012 F1 season for Caterham, which saw both of its cars retire from the Australian Grand Prix. Shortly after Vitaly Petrov...

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  31. 05:30

    Australian Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  32. HRT not permitted to race in Melbourne 05:26

    HRT not permitted to race in Melbourne

    HRT has not been allowed to take part in the Australian Grand Prix. The Spanish team applied for a special dispensation after failing to qualifying on...

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  33. Saturday 17 March 2012

  34. 18:58

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Albert Park

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  35. 18:57

    F1 video: Alonso spins out in Q2

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  36. Ricciardo delighted with top ten effort 10:13

    Ricciardo delighted with top ten effort

    Daniel Ricciardo thrilled Australian Formula 1 fans by sealing a top ten qualifying position in his first Melbourne qualifying session on Saturday. The...

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  37. Schumacher pleased as Rosberg laments error 10:03

    Schumacher pleased as Rosberg laments error

    Michael Schumacher has enjoyed his best qualifying result to date for Mercedes, managing fourth on the grid for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. In the s...

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  38. Pérez penalised for changing gearbox 09:57

    Pérez penalised for changing gearbox

    Sergio Pérez has been handed a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change after Australian Grand Prix qualifying. The Mexican will now begin Sunday’s race...

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  39. Webber: We can still get on the podium 09:42

    Webber: We can still get on the podium

    A lack of KERS prevented Mark Webber from making significant progress at the end of Australian Grand Prix qualifying. However, the local favourite has still...

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  40. Räikkönen starts 18th after issues with traffic 09:33

    Räikkönen starts 18th after issues with traffic

    Kimi Räikkönen’s Formula 1 comeback begins with 18th position on the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn, who insists that he did not suffer with mo...

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  41. Alonso: There’s no point getting angry 09:22

    Alonso: There’s no point getting angry

    Fernando Alonso’s post-qualifying feelings at Albert Park did not reflect the way the Spaniard was feeling after spinning out in Q2. He and Ferrari t...

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  42. Contrasting feelings at Force India 08:58

    Contrasting feelings at Force India

    There was a mixture of positive and negative surprise in the Force India garage following qualifying in Melbourne on Saturday. As race team debutant Nico...

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  43. HRT applies for dispensation to race 08:51

    HRT applies for dispensation to race

    HRT has put forward an official request to take part in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, despite both of its cars missing the 107 cut-off time for the second...

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  44. Boullier still considering Mercedes protest 08:34

    Boullier still considering Mercedes protest

    Eric Boullier has not given up on the idea of protesting the Mercedes rear wing, despite the Brackley team being out-qualified by Lotus in Melbourne on...

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  45. McLaren was always out of reach, says Vettel 08:18

    McLaren was always out of reach, says Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel did not claim to be surprised by Red Bull’s below-par qualifying performance for the Australian Grand Prix. The double World Champion will s...

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  46. Whitmarsh thrilled with front row result 08:14

    Whitmarsh thrilled with front row result

    Martin Whitmarsh has heaped praise on drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button for their qualifying efforts in Australia on Saturday, with the pair able to...

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  47. Grosjean hails 'fantastic job' by Lotus 07:50

    Grosjean hails 'fantastic job' by Lotus

    Romain Grosjean was understandably delighted after delivering a top three result in Saturday's qualifying session at Albert Park, the Frenchman marking a...

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  48. 'Hamilton had the upper hand' - Button 07:44

    'Hamilton had the upper hand' - Button

    Jenson Button has conceded that his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton did a better job in Melbourne on Saturday, the latter claiming pole position for the...

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  49. Hamilton 'massively proud' of McLaren 07:37

    Hamilton 'massively proud' of McLaren

    Lewis Hamilton says it is an 'incredible feeling' to be back at the top of the Formula 1 pecking order, praising everyone at McLaren for their efforts over...

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  50. 07:35

    Australian Grand Prix: Full Qualifying results

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  51. Hamilton heads McLaren front row in Australia 07:10

    Hamilton heads McLaren front row in Australia

    Lewis Hamilton has grabbed pole position for the Australian Grand Prix. The 2008 Champion heads an all-McLaren front row from Jenson Button. In dramatic...

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  52. Lotus to protest over Mercedes rear wing 05:54

    Lotus to protest over Mercedes rear wing

    Lotus will protest the results of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, believing Mercedes’ f-duct rear wing system does not comply with the r...

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  53. 04:04

    Australian GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  54. Hamilton fastest as Vettel lands in gravel 04:03

    Hamilton fastest as Vettel lands in gravel

    McLaren's Lewis Hamilton set the pace during the third and final practice session of the weekend in Melbourne, posting a time of 1:25.681 to eclipse Romain...

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  55. Friday 16 March 2012

  56. 20:24

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Albert Park

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  57. Maldonado fined for pit lane speeding 09:53

    Maldonado fined for pit lane speeding

    Williams and Pastor Maldonado have been sanctioned with a fine of 400 euros (£330) after the Venezuelan was caught speeding in the Albert Park pit lane on...

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  58. Nothing has changed for Ferrari, says Alonso 09:40

    Nothing has changed for Ferrari, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso is expecting no miracles from Ferrari on Saturday, predicting the team will be in a similar position to where it finished testing. Friday...

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  59. HRT: We knew what we were in for 09:19

    HRT: We knew what we were in for

    HRT was not surprised by its assortment of problems in Australian Grand Prix practice on Friday afternoon. After delaying scrutineering to finish assembling...

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  60. McLaren drivers play down Friday pace 09:03

    McLaren drivers play down Friday pace

    McLaren promised much in Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix, with the Woking cars heading the field in the opening session. Afterwards, both...

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  61. Kovalainen pleased with new Caterham front wing 08:51

    Kovalainen pleased with new Caterham front wing

    Although the Australian Grand Prix may be the first race for the Caterham brand, Friday practice marked a continuation from testing as Heikki Kovalainen...

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  62. Schumacher quietly optimistic after practice 08:42

    Schumacher quietly optimistic after practice

    Michael Schumacher topped the timesheets in Australia on Friday, signalling a promising start to Mercedes’ 2012 Formula 1 season. This year, the Brackley s...

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  63. Red Bull lamenting changeable weather 08:31

    Red Bull lamenting changeable weather

    Red Bull hoped for an all-dry start to the Australian Grand Prix weekend, having installed several exhaust updates for Friday practice. As a result, the car...

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  64. Sauber must think carefully now, says Kobayashi 08:21

    Sauber must think carefully now, says Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi raised more than a few cheers in Melbourne on Friday, having narrowly escaped a large accident as his Sauber became out of shape exiting the...

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  65. Toro Rosso pleased with ‘very good’ day 08:12

    Toro Rosso pleased with ‘very good’ day

    The new Toro Rosso duo was pleased with performances as the 2012 season was launched in Australia on Friday afternoon. Replacing Sébastien Buemi and Jaime...

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  66. 07:23

    Australian GP: Full Practice 2 results

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