Financial setback for Melbourne

Financial setback for Melbourne

Australian Grand Prix organisers are blaming this year's Commonwealth Games for a dramatic loss generated by the Formula One event at Melbourne's Albert Park. The Victorian state parliament heard how the Australian Grand Prix Corporation recorede a loss of over 21million Australian dollars (approximately $15million US dollars) - almost double the loss of the previous year. Read more…

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  1. Wednesday 4 October 2006

  2. Financial setback for Melbourne 13:31

    Financial setback for Melbourne

    Australian Grand Prix organisers are blaming this year's Commonwealth Games for a dramatic loss generated by the Formula One event at Melbourne's Albert Park.…

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  3. Friday 28 July 2006

  4. Melbourne wins F1 opener 11:10

    Melbourne wins F1 opener

    Next season it is back to usual with the Australian Grand Prix being the first race on the calendar. The Formula One season will start in the weekend from 15-18…

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  5. Monday 3 April 2006

  6. Webber urges fans not to turn on him 16:25

    Webber urges fans not to turn on him

    Mark Webber told his fans not to turn on him despite another bad race result. At his home Grand Prix Webber was unable to finish the race as he had to pull over…

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  7. Sunday 2 April 2006

  8. Button desperate for tyre problem fix 14:40

    Button desperate for tyre problem fix

    Jenson Button was in no mood to be flattering after a nightmare Australian Grand Prix in which he struggled for grip each time the race restarted from the four…

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  9. Flat spot damaged wing - Kimi 14:24

    Flat spot damaged wing - Kimi

    Vibration from a flat spot sustained while marching past Jenson Button caused a part of Kimi Raikkonen's front wing end plate to break off and compromised his…

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  10. Speed loses maiden F1 point 13:00

    Speed loses maiden F1 point

    Scott Speed has lost his maiden F1 point after race stewards at Melbourne ruled he had passed David Coulthard under yellow flags and gained an unfair advantage.…

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  11. Speed and Villeneuve under investigation 12:25

    Speed and Villeneuve under investigation

    Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Scott Speed and BMW's Jacques Villeneuve are under investigation by race stewards in Melbourne. Stewards are reviewing footage of the…

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  12. Renault domination continues 11:21

    Renault domination continues

    Fernando Alonso took his tenth career victory after starting from third position on the grid in an action-packed race in Melbourne. The Spaniard took the lead…

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  13. Mixed feelings at McLaren 11:01

    Mixed feelings at McLaren

    McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen finished today's Australian Grand Prix in second place, only 1.8 seconds behind race winner Fernando Alonso. Kimi also set the fastest…

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  14. Sato shows Super Aguri promise 10:57

    Sato shows Super Aguri promise

    Following an action-packed Australian Grand Prix, Super Aguri drivers Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide both came home safely to finish the race in 12th and 13th…

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  15. Toyota celebrates 'dream podium' 10:52

    Toyota celebrates 'dream podium'

    Toyota took a dream podium after a dramatic Australian Grand Prix. Both Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli qualified in the top ten but they endured mixed…

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  16. 10:45

    Photos - Sunday in Melbourne

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  17. Australian nightmare for Honda 10:34

    Australian nightmare for Honda

    A torrid race came to a disappointing conclusion for pole-sitter Jenson Button in Melbourne today. After safety car periods Button struggled for grip as he was…

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  18. Red Bull raging at Melbourne disappointment 10:20

    Red Bull raging at Melbourne disappointment

    After a good start by Coulthard, Jarno Trulli made contact with the Scot's car on the first lap of the race. On lap seven, Klien went off the track and into the…

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  19. Bittersweet result for Midland 10:12

    Bittersweet result for Midland

    In what proved to be the most unusual and incident-filled race of the year thus far, Christijan Albers drove a smooth and steady race to bring his M16 home in…

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  20. Ferrari hopes shattered by Melbourne walls 10:07

    Ferrari hopes shattered by Melbourne walls

    Ferrari saw both its cars crash into the walls at the Melbourne circuit. Michael Schumacher lost control of his car on lap 33 while driving hard and closing in…

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  21. More unfulfilled promise for Williams 09:59

    More unfulfilled promise for Williams

    Williams saw another chance of a good points haul disappear in Melbourne today as both Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber failed to finish. Webber was leading the…

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  22. BMW celebrates double points haul 09:51

    BMW celebrates double points haul

    In a breathtaking Australian Grand Prix, the BMW Sauber F1 Team not only brought both of its BMW Sauber F1.06s home to the finish, but scored points with each…

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  23. Speed gets Toro Roso of mark with 'greatest moment' 09:39

    Speed gets Toro Roso of mark with 'greatest moment'

    Scott Speed got Scuderia Toro Rosso off the mark in the Australian Grand Prix as he brought his car home in eighth place. He described the finish as one of the…

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  24. Podium more than expected - Ralf 09:13

    Podium more than expected - Ralf

    Ralf Schumacher says he never dreamed he'd be able to make it onto the podium in today's Australian Grand Prix. The German savoured his result but warned that…

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  25. Alonso savours win from 'crazy' race 08:55

    Alonso savours win from 'crazy' race

    Fernando Alonso savoured the tenth win of his career in Albert Park but described the race as 'crazy'. It saw and abandoned start when his team mate stalled on…

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  26. Montoya - car just cut out 08:49

    Montoya - car just cut out

    Juan Pablo Montoya saw his chance of finishing on the podium in the Australian Grand Prix come to a curious conclusion just eleven laps from the finish. While…

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  27. Alonso's perfect ten 08:37

    Alonso's perfect ten

    Fernando Alonso took victory from Kimi Raikkonen and Ralf Schumacher in a frantic afternoon of racing at Albert Park. The race saw overtaking, an aborted start…

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  28. Saturday 1 April 2006

  29. 10:49

    View the grid for the Australian Grand Prix

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  30. 10:42

    Photos - Saturday in Melbourne

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  31. Strong performance in qualifying by Renault 10:01

    Strong performance in qualifying by Renault

    The Renault F1 Team secured its strongest starting positions of the 2006 season so far during qualifying for the 2006 Australian GP this afternoon at…

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  32. Disappointing performance for Ferrari 09:54

    Disappointing performance for Ferrari

    The Ferrari team qualified themselves in 11th and 16th in today's qualifying for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. The team was obviously very disappointed with…

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  33. Toughest qualifying thus far for Super Aguri 09:28

    Toughest qualifying thus far for Super Aguri

    The Super Aguri team had its toughest qualifying session thus far. Thanks to car problems the drivers Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide struggled out on track. Takuma…

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  34. McLaren drivers hoped for more 09:21

    McLaren drivers hoped for more

    Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from fourth and fifth on the grid after setting times of 1:25.822 and…

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  35. Top ten qualifying result for Toyota 09:18

    Top ten qualifying result for Toyota

    Panasonic Toyota Racing goes into Sunday's Australian Grand Prix with two cars in the top ten of the grid after today's qualifying session. On a day of…

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  36. Best BMW qualifying brings disappointment 08:26

    Best BMW qualifying brings disappointment

    After Nick Heidfeld and Jacques Villeneuve set the best times in the third practice session this morning, they finished qualifying for the Australian GP in…

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  37. Mixed feelings at Williams 08:23

    Mixed feelings at Williams

    At his home Grand Prix Mark Webber qualified himself in seventh position for Sunday's race. His team mate was less fortunate in qualifying and wasn't able to…

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  38. Red Bull drivers struggle in qualifying 08:19

    Red Bull drivers struggle in qualifying

    The Red Bull Racing drivers didn't set the results they were aiming for. David Coulthard and Christian Klien qualified their cars in 12th and 14th. And although…

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  39. Midland drivers making progress 08:00

    Midland drivers making progress

    The MF1 Racing weren't able to make it through the first knock-out round again, but they show they are making progress every race to close to gap with the teams…

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  40. Toro Rosso drivers looking forward to interesting race 07:53

    Toro Rosso drivers looking forward to interesting race

    Scuderia Toro Rosso showed a good performance today in Melbourne. Vitantonio Liuzzi qualified his car in thirteenth position, while his team mate Scott Speed…

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  41. Jenson scores pole! 07:18

    Jenson scores pole!

    On Saturday afternoon at Albert Park, Jenson Button clinched his first pole position of the season. The Honda driver managed to set a quicker lap time than the…

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  42. BMW dominates Saturday practice 04:04

    BMW dominates Saturday practice

    BMW dominated Saturday morning practice at the Albert Park circuit with Nick Heidfeld clocking a pace almost a second faster than Jacques Villeneuve. Scuderia…

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  43. Friday 31 March 2006

  44. Ferrari expects close fight 13:35

    Ferrari expects close fight

    Ferrari's Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa finished sixth and tenth fastest respectively after the first day of practice in Australia. "The initial analysis…

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  45. Difficult start of the weekend for Super Aguri 13:25

    Difficult start of the weekend for Super Aguri

    The Super Aguri drivers Takuma Sato and Yuji Ide had a difficult start of their Australian Grand Prix weekend. Both F1 drivers struggled with the car in…

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  46. Engine change for Villeneuve 13:06

    Engine change for Villeneuve

    In practice for the Australian GP, BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers Robert Kubica, Jacques Villeneuve and Nick Heidfeld finished third, 12th and 15th respectively. …

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  47. 12:29

    Photos - Friday in Melbourne

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  48. Confident start for Williams 12:28

    Confident start for Williams

    The WilliamsF1 drivers went underway in today's free practice sessions. Their reserve driver Alexander Wurz was the second fastest driver out on track making it…

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  49. Strong start for Honda in Australia 11:28

    Strong start for Honda in Australia

    The Honda Racing F1 Team's Australian Grand Prix got off to a promising start today as Third Driver Anthony Davidson once again topped the timesheets in free…

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  50. Renault drivers expect positive weekend 10:46

    Renault drivers expect positive weekend

    The opening day of practice for the 2006 Australian Grand Prix took place in overcast conditions and cool temperatures at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit today…

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  51. Productive day for Red Bull Racing 10:23

    Productive day for Red Bull Racing

    Red Bull drivers Coulthard, Klien and Doornbos had a productive day in Melbourne. The drivers completed their programs and covered a lot of mileage at Albert…

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  52. Smooth start for MF1 Racing 09:47

    Smooth start for MF1 Racing

    MF1 Racing drivers Tiago Monteiro, Christijan Albers and Markus Winkelhock had a good start of their Australian weekend. Both drivers were able to cover plenty…

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  53. Lack of grip at Toyota 09:37

    Lack of grip at Toyota

    Panasonic Toyota Racing today began its preparations for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix around the streets of the Albert Park circuit. On a cloudy day in…

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  54. Not a great start for STR 09:34

    Not a great start for STR

    In Melbourne the Scuderia Toro Rosso team's drivers struggled on track. The drivers found it difficult to keep the car out on track searching for their limits…

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  55. McLaren drivers satisfied at Albert Park 09:07

    McLaren drivers satisfied at Albert Park

    McLaren drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished seventh and ninth overall following today's two practice sessions for the 2006 Australian Grand…

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  56. Davidson fastest on Friday 07:46

    Davidson fastest on Friday

    Honda's third and reserve driver Anthony Davidson was also the fastest man out on track in Friday's second free practice session in Melbourne. The Briton…

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  57. Davidson sets early pace 04:06

    Davidson sets early pace

    Anthony Davidson set the pace in the opening practice session for the Australian Grand Prix on Friday. The Honda test driver clocked a best lap of 1m28.259s…

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  58. Thursday 30 March 2006

  59. 12:35

    Photos - Thursday at Melbourne

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  60. Tuesday 28 March 2006

  61. 10:43

    Photos - Preparations in Melbourne

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  62. 05:00

    Melbourne engine preview

    With 69% of the lap spent at full throttle, Melbourne is a demanding engine circuit. Pure performance is not the critical parameter, rather teams focus on good…

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  63. Thursday 23 March 2006

  64. Melbourne to count cost of tobacco-free GP 15:35

    Melbourne to count cost of tobacco-free GP

    Tax payers is the Victoria state in Australia could be as much as an extra $20million out of pocket this year when Melbourne hosts its first…

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