2008 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Wednesday 18 June 2008

  2. Local government wants to scrap Melbourne Grand Prix 10:58

    Local government wants to scrap Melbourne Grand Prix

    The local government council which hosts the Formula 1 race in Melbourne has said it has had enough of the three-day event and it has now requested the…

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  3. Tuesday 18 March 2008

  4. Barrichello: I never saw a red light! 09:36

    Barrichello: I never saw a red light!

    Honda Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello has said he never saw a red light at the end of the pitlane. The Brazilian was disqualified from the Australian Grand…

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  5. Monday 17 March 2008

  6. Australian race organizers to compromise on start time 14:04

    Australian race organizers to compromise on start time

    According to Australian Grand Prix chairman Ron Walker there is still room for negotiation on the start time of the Australian Grand Prix. Walker said he…

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  7. Theissen enjoys "fantastic start to the new season" 05:00

    Theissen enjoys "fantastic start to the new season"

    Mario Theissen was extremely pleased with his team's performance in the Australian Grand Prix. Robert Kubica began the race from P2 and was able to follow…

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  8. Sunday 16 March 2008

  9. Williams team hopes to build on P2 in championship 14:00

    Williams team hopes to build on P2 in championship

    The Williams Formula 1 team finished third and sixth with Rosberg and Nakajima. The duo claimed nine points in Australia placing the team in P2 for the…

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  10. Alonso takes fourth for Renault 10:15

    Alonso takes fourth for Renault

    Fernando Alonso marked his return at the Renault Formula 1 team with a fourth position in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. The Spaniard drove a solid race and…

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  11. Kovalainen disappointed with fifth 09:56

    Kovalainen disappointed with fifth

    Heikki Kovalainen showed a solid performance at the Australian Grand Prix. The brand-new McLaren driver raced in second position for most of the race, but due…

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  12. Malaysian grid penalty for Nakajima 09:41

    Malaysian grid penalty for Nakajima

    Kazuki Nakajima received a penalty for crashing into the back of Robert Kubica with only ten laps to go in the Australian Grand Prix while the safety car was…

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  13. 09:14

    Photos: Sunday in Melbourne

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  14. Barrichello disqualified for jumping red light 09:10

    Barrichello disqualified for jumping red light

    The stewards of the race have disqualified Rubens Barrichello from the Australian Grand Prix because the Brazilian jumped the right light at the end of the…

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  15. Raikkonen: Barrichello should be disqualified 08:49

    Raikkonen: Barrichello should be disqualified

    Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was unable to finish the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Finn had to end his race early as his car gave up on him. The…

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  16. Disappointing race for Force India drivers 08:32

    Disappointing race for Force India drivers

    The Force India Formula 1 team faced a difficult start of the season. Adrian Sutil started from the pit lane after his qualifying incident cracked his chassis…

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  17. Glock doing fine after heavy crash 08:08

    Glock doing fine after heavy crash

    Timo Glock crashed out of today's Australian Grand Prix. The 25-year-old ran wide at turn 12 and as he tried to bring the Toyota back on track he was launched…

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  18. Delighted Hamilton sets sights on Malaysia 07:41

    Delighted Hamilton sets sights on Malaysia

    A delighted Lewis Hamilton was already looking ahead to the Malaysian Grand Prix next weekend after winning a frantic Australian race in which just seven cars…

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  19. Rosberg savours first F1 podium 07:31

    Rosberg savours first F1 podium

    Nico Rosberg was as happy to be on the podium in Albert Park as Lewis Hamilton was to win the race as the Williams driver notched up his first ever F1 podium…

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  20. Disappointing home race comes to early end for Webber 07:25

    Disappointing home race comes to early end for Webber

    The Australian Grand Prix, his home Grand Prix, didn't bring what Webber would have hoped for. The 31-year-old faced technical problems during qualifying on…

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  21. Heidfeld feared it was lost at start 07:20

    Heidfeld feared it was lost at start

    Nick Heidfeld admitted he thought his race was over and that his chance of a podium was shot at the start of the race when a poor start saw him lose position to…

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  22. Hamilton wins action-packed Australian Grand Prix 06:58

    Hamilton wins action-packed Australian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton kept his head cool in an action-packed Australian Grand Prix to win a race in which only seven cars took the chequered flag. Nick Heidfeld…

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  23. Coulthard slams Massa for shunt 06:22

    Coulthard slams Massa for shunt

    David Coulthard slammed Felipe Massa, claiming the Ferrari driver rammed him off track when the Brazilian tagged the rear of the Red Bull while trying to pass.…

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  24. Saturday 15 March 2008

  25. Glock gets a double grid penalty 15:20

    Glock gets a double grid penalty

    Toyota's Timo Glock will have to start Sunday's Australian Grand Prix from P19 instead of his ninth position. The German lost five places on the grid due to a…

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  26. Force India hoped for better 10:02

    Force India hoped for better

    The Force India Formula One Team was today desperately close to achieving its objective of entering the second segment of qualifying for the Australian Grand…

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  27. Super Aguri struggles in qualifying 09:38

    Super Aguri struggles in qualifying

    The Super Aguri team struggled on Saturday, the first Qualifying day of the 2008 season with Sato 20th on the grid and Davidson 22nd. Takuma Sato commented…

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  28. Ferrari feeling deja vu down under 09:25

    Ferrari feeling deja vu down under

    One driver on the second row and the other on the eighth: these are the positions the two Ferraris will occupy on the grid for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix.…

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  29. Difficult day for Renault 08:57

    Difficult day for Renault

    It was a difficult afternoon for the Renault team and there were mixed feelings after seeing Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualify 11th and 21st for…

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  30. Top ten, but Red Bull hoped for better 08:41

    Top ten, but Red Bull hoped for better

    David Coulthard may have qualified in eight place, but Red Bull Racing was left feeling that it could have done even better in qualifying for the Australian…

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  31. Honda lifted by better than expected qualifying 08:31

    Honda lifted by better than expected qualifying

    Honda enjoyed a positive first qualifying session of the year at Albert Park. Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button both set times less than 0.2s shy of the top…

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  32. Perfect start for McLaren 08:25

    Perfect start for McLaren

    McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton achieved the first pole position of the 2008 Formula 1 Word Championship. In the third part of qualifying for the…

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  33. BMW narrowly misses out on pole 08:12

    BMW narrowly misses out on pole

    At the opening race of what is its third season the BMW Sauber F1 Team achieved its best ever qualifying result to date. In Melbourne Robert Kubica qualified in…

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  34. Rosberg confirms Williams pace in qualifying 08:05

    Rosberg confirms Williams pace in qualifying

    The Williams team showed a steady start to their 2008 campaign, qualifying the two FW30s in P7 and P14 respectively. Both drivers graduated to the second…

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  35. Vettel gets one over Bourdais 07:58

    Vettel gets one over Bourdais

    Sebastian Vettel won the first battle with Champ Car champion team mate Sebastien Bourdais as he qualified a remarkable tenth and Bourdais ended up 17th. "In…

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  36. Trulli surprises for Toyota 07:40

    Trulli surprises for Toyota

    Jarno Trulli held true to his predictions that Toyota would surprise a few people at Albert Park by qualifying sixth for tomorrow's Grand Prix. "Sixth place is…

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  37. Ferrari rues Raikkonen fuel pressure problem 05:21

    Ferrari rues Raikkonen fuel pressure problem

    Ferrari team manager Luca Baldisseri was distinctly untalkative after qualifying in which reigning champion Kimi Raikkonen suffered a fuel pressure problem in…

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  38. Button surprised by Honda pace 05:14

    Button surprised by Honda pace

    Jenson Button may have qualified thirteenth, but it was the happiest thirteenth of his life in Albert Park today as he rejoiced in Honda's improved…

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  39. Hamilton steals last gasp pole 05:04

    Hamilton steals last gasp pole

    Lewis Hamilton snatched pole from Robert Kubica and McLaren team mate Heikki Kovalainen in the final seconds of a dramatic opening qualifying session this…

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  40. BMW fastest in free practice on Saturday 02:06

    BMW fastest in free practice on Saturday

    Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld completed the fastest laps on Saturday morning at Albert Park. The BMW drivers completed their fastest laps in the final minute…

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  41. 00:51

    Photos: Saturday in Melbourne

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  42. Friday 14 March 2008

  43. Drivers back Australian Grand Prix 14:00

    Drivers back Australian Grand Prix

    F1 drivers have jumped to the defence of the Australian Grand Prix after the future of the event was called into question over a disagreement between organisers…

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  44. Bridgestone expects soft compound to be fastest option 12:30

    Bridgestone expects soft compound to be fastest option

    Kimi Raikkonen completed the fastest lap on Friday in Melbourne. The Finn completed his fastest lap on the medium compound, supplied by Formula One's official…

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  45. Disappointing debut for Piquet 10:19

    Disappointing debut for Piquet

    Nelson Piquet would have hoped for a better start of his career in Formula One. During the first free practice session Piquet spun his car at Ascari, which is a…

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  46. Raikkonen unhappy with current set-up 08:40

    Raikkonen unhappy with current set-up

    Even though Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen completed the fastest lap of the day he is not happy yet with the car's performance. After the second practice session…

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  47. Honda drivers upbeat after free practice 08:32

    Honda drivers upbeat after free practice

    The 2008 season got underway in Melbourne today with the first two practice sessions for this weekend's curtain-raiser, the Australian Grand Prix. Honda Racing…

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  48. Hamilton impressed by opposition 08:13

    Hamilton impressed by opposition

    Lewis Hamilton started his second season in Formula 1 on Friday morning and showed a promising performance. In Friday's first free practice Hamilton completed…

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  49. 08:07

    Photos: Friday in Melbourne (249)

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  50. Kovalainen enjoys first official outing for McLaren 08:03

    Kovalainen enjoys first official outing for McLaren

    For Heikki Kovalainen Friday's first free practice session was a unique moment. The Finn began his second season as Formula 1 driver and his first Grand Prix…

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  51. Fisichella shows promising pace for Force India 07:58

    Fisichella shows promising pace for Force India

    The Force India Formula 1 team began its first Formula 1 weekend today in Melbourne. Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella showed the team made a lot of progress…

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  52. Strong start for Red Bull Racing 07:41

    Strong start for Red Bull Racing

    The 2008 Formula 1 season got off to a good start for the Red Bull Racing team. Both Mark Webber and David Coulthard managed to complete the laps with…

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  53. BMW Sauber drivers remain confident 06:55

    BMW Sauber drivers remain confident

    The BMW Sauber Formula 1 team completed a reasonable day in Melbourne. Nick Heidfeld's car stopped with 30 minutes to go in the first session due to an…

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  54. Season gets underway for Super Aguri team 06:50

    Season gets underway for Super Aguri team

    Some would have probably not expected to see the Super Aguri in Melbourne. The team struggled the last couple of months with its financial problems, but at the…

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  55. Difficult start for Toyota drivers 06:38

    Difficult start for Toyota drivers

    Toyota drivers Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock ended in the top ten in both the first and second free practice session on Friday in Melbourne. But even though they…

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  56. Hamilton fastest in second practice 05:38

    Hamilton fastest in second practice

    McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton completed the fastest lap in Friday's second free practice session in Melbourne. The 23-year-old Briton completed his fastest lap…

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  57. Button doesn't expect to score points in Melbourne 02:16

    Button doesn't expect to score points in Melbourne

    Honda driver Jenson Button believes his Honda Formula 1 car is not competitive just yet to start scoring points from the opening round in Melbourne. The Briton…

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  58. Raikkonen flies during first practice in Melbourne 01:44

    Raikkonen flies during first practice in Melbourne

    Defending champion Kimi Raikkonen began his 2008 season the way he finished his championship winning seaon: on top of the time sheets. The Ferrari driver…

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  59. Thursday 13 March 2008

  60. Hamilton: Limited experience shouldn't hinder McLaren 14:57

    Hamilton: Limited experience shouldn't hinder McLaren

    McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton doesn't believe the McLaren team has a disadvantage in terms of experienced drivers. McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki…

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  61. No extra pressure for defending champion Raikkonen 14:51

    No extra pressure for defending champion Raikkonen

    Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen doesn't feel any extra pressure at the start of the upcoming season compared to last season. In 2007 Raikkonen was going into his…

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  62. Sydney could host night Grand Prix 10:56

    Sydney could host night Grand Prix

    Melbourne might lose its Australian Grand Prix as it is not willing to host the race at night, in order to get more viewers in Europe watching the race. The…

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  63. 09:31

    Photos: Thursday in Melbourne

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  64. Wednesday 12 March 2008

  65. Webber expects tough fight for P6 to P13 13:52

    Webber expects tough fight for P6 to P13

    Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber will enjoy his home Grand Prix this weekend in Melbourne. The 31-year-old from Queanbeyan, Australia, expect it will be a…

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  66. Massa: We're in better shape than last year 13:16

    Massa: We're in better shape than last year

    Felipe Massa is looking forward to the opening race this weekend in Melbourne. The Ferrari driver from Brazil is expecting an exciting Formula 1 season and…

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  67. 12:18

    Photos: Preparations in Melbourne

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  68. New time frame won't save Australian Grand Prix 11:02

    New time frame won't save Australian Grand Prix

    The organizers of the Australian Grand Prix proposed to move the start of the race to 5pm next year in order to reach a bigger audience in Europe. Formula 1…

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