More losses announced for Australian GP

More losses announced for Australian GP

Taxpayers in Melbourne are likely to be angered after more post-race losses were announced following this year's opening Formula One event of the season. The Grand Prix at Albert Park may be a highly popular fixture on the F1 calendar although losses are up again this year to £23m.
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2009 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Thursday 15 October 2009

  2. More losses announced for Australian GP 13:12

    More losses announced for Australian GP

    Taxpayers in Melbourne are likely to be angered after more post-race losses were announced following this year's opening Formula One event of the season. The…

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  3. Friday 3 April 2009

  4. Herbert questions steward decisions 04:00

    Herbert questions steward decisions

    Johnny Herbert is puzzled towards a number of 'silly' decisions recently made by the stewards of Formula One. The Englishman, last seen in the sport as…

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  5. Thursday 2 April 2009

  6. Vettel 'not happy' with grid penalty 23:47

    Vettel 'not happy' with grid penalty

    Sebastian Vettel is not satisfied with the penalty that drops him ten places further back from where he qualifies for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. The…

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  7. McLaren radio conversation released by FIA 18:21

    McLaren radio conversation released by FIA

    The FIA has made public the radio conversation which took place between the McLaren team and driver Lewis Hamilton during the final stages of the Australian…

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  8. FIA gives reasons for McLaren disqualification 17:24

    FIA gives reasons for McLaren disqualification

    Governing body the FIA has explained the reasons for which it excluded World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his McLaren team from last weekend's Australian Grand…

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  9. Trulli: "I have always been honest" 13:10

    Trulli: "I have always been honest"

    A pleased Jarno Trulli claimed he had received the justice he deserved when leaving race control at Sepang on Thursday. The Toyota driver lost the third place…

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  10. McLaren disqualified from Australian Grand Prix 12:01

    McLaren disqualified from Australian Grand Prix

    The McLaren team has been disqualfied from the Australian Grand Prix following a detailed stewards' investigation into the incident involving the Englishman…

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  11. Monday 30 March 2009

  12. 'Let Trulli through', McLaren told Hamilton 13:18

    'Let Trulli through', McLaren told Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton has explained that his team instructed him to allow Jarno Trulli to repass him during the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Trulli, who finished…

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  13. 'Hardest car I've ever driven' - Hamilton 12:14

    'Hardest car I've ever driven' - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton was relieved to come away from the Australian Grand Prix with an eventual podium finish, having endured a patience-testing weekend. At his first…

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  14. Vettel clash cost Kubica win, says Theissen 11:45

    Vettel clash cost Kubica win, says Theissen

    Dr. Mario Thiessen believes that Robert Kubica could have gone on to win Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, had the Polish driver not been involved in a late race…

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  15. Horner confident for Malaysian Grand Prix 07:00

    Horner confident for Malaysian Grand Prix

    Christian Horner saw his 21-year-old charger Sebastian Vettel drive a great race in Melbourne; the German was steady, holding second position for most of the…

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  16. Sam Michael encouraged after opening race 06:00

    Sam Michael encouraged after opening race

    Williams faced an incident-packed opening race at Albert Park on Sunday. Both drivers showed a strong performance in qualifying which failed to transfer to the…

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  17. 'KERS a disappointment' - Alonso 01:00

    'KERS a disappointment' - Alonso

    Fernando Alonso was not overly impressed with the new Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) during the Australian Grand Prix. The device, which is currently…

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  18. Sunday 29 March 2009

  19. Difficult race yields no points for Ferrari 21:34

    Difficult race yields no points for Ferrari

    Ferrari's second consecutive non-finish in the Australian Grand Prix summed up a disappointing and generally uncharacteristic start to the season for the…

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  20. Loss of podium hard for Trulli 20:39

    Loss of podium hard for Trulli

    Jarno Trulli was saddened to learn of the loss of his third place in the Australian Grand Prix; the Italian finished third in Melbourne, only to be handed a…

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  21. Briatore: We're not competitive enough 17:00

    Briatore: We're not competitive enough

    Flavio Briatore was very unhappy with his team's performance at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. He saw Nelson Piquet crash out of the race due to a…

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  22. Webber devastated to retire at home 14:57

    Webber devastated to retire at home

    Mark Webber was a very downcast man as he climbed from the cockpit of his Red Bull after his home Grand Prix; the only Australian in the field, his eighth…

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  23. Barrichello pleased with 'strong' start 14:33

    Barrichello pleased with 'strong' start

    Rubens Barrichello was more than happy to finish runner-up to team-mate Jenson Button in the Australian Grand Prix. The Brazilian spent his race making up time…

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  24. Piquet spin result of brake failure 14:04

    Piquet spin result of brake failure

    Nelson Piquet was disappoined to finish a potentially positive Australian Grand Prix in the Turn 1 gravel trap, particularly as the spin was of no doing of his…

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  25. Vettel to carry penalty into Malaysia 13:47

    Vettel to carry penalty into Malaysia

    Sebastian Vettel will carry a 10-place grid penalty to next weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. The German, who lost a podium position after a collision with…

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  26. Hamilton satisfied with result 13:27

    Hamilton satisfied with result

    The McLaren team was happy enough at the end of the Australian Grand Prix, following a dramatic race duing which Lewis Hamilton climb up the order by fifteen…

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  27. Trulli penalty promotes Hamilton to third 13:12

    Trulli penalty promotes Hamilton to third

    Lewis Hamilton has been promoted to third in the Australian Grand Prix following a penalty imposed on the Toyota of Jarno Trulli. The Italian receives the his…

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  28. Nakajima uninjured following accident 13:04

    Nakajima uninjured following accident

    Kazuki Nakajima escaped unharmed from his large impact in the Australian Grand Prix after as Williams-Toyota hit a concrete wall. The Japanese driver, having…

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  29. Force India miss out on points 12:48

    Force India miss out on points

    The Force India Formula 1 team was close on scoring points in the opening race of the season. Giancarlo Fisichella was in top eight for a while until he lost…

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  30. Trulli penalty on the cards 12:34

    Trulli penalty on the cards

    Jarno Trulli's third position has been thrown into doubt after he and World Champion Lewis Hamilton were called to the stewards' office at the end of the…

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  31. Button delighted to take victory 12:21

    Button delighted to take victory

    England's Jenson Button was overjoyed to take victory first time out for Brawn GP in Australia; leading from pole position, the 29-year-old led every lap of the…

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  32. Vettel left empty-handed after strong performance 12:15

    Vettel left empty-handed after strong performance

    Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel will be travelling to Malaysia without taking with him any championship points. The German started from third and was well…

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  33. Dramatic 1-2 for Brawn GP debut in Australia 10:51

    Dramatic 1-2 for Brawn GP debut in Australia

    The new Brawn GP team has won a remarkable season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a front-row lockout in qualifying on Saturday. Jenson Button took the…

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  34. Toyota starting cars from pit lane 08:23

    Toyota starting cars from pit lane

    The Toyota cars of Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli will be starting the Australian Grand Prix from the pit lane, following their relegation to the back of the grid…

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  35. 08:02

    Photos: Sunday in Melbourne

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  36. Buemi content after qualifying 05:15

    Buemi content after qualifying

    Sébastien Buemi was satisfied with his first ever Formula One qualifying session for Scuderia Toro Rosso on Saturday. The Swiss driver, the only newcomer in…

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  37. 'Dramatic improvement needed' - Haug 04:30

    'Dramatic improvement needed' - Haug

    Norbert Haug has confirmed that the McLaren team still has a lot of work to do if it is going to be competitive this season. The two drivers were fourteenth and…

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  38. Saturday 28 March 2009

  39. Horner proud of team achievement 17:00

    Horner proud of team achievement

    Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner was a happy man after Saturday's qualifying session. The Briton saw his new signing, Sebastian Vettel, qualify in…

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  40. Williams withdraws protest 15:23

    Williams withdraws protest

    The Williams-Toyota team has withdrawn a protest car which it earlier claimed to be presenting to the FIA; the situation involved the Ferrari and Red Bull cars…

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  41. Rear wing situation understandable, says Howett 15:05

    Rear wing situation understandable, says Howett

    The Toyota team is positive that the rear wing issue which saw its two cars relegated to the back of the grid in Melbourne, is resolved. The TF109s of Timo…

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  42. FIA reveals weights of cars 13:30

    FIA reveals weights of cars

    F1's governing body has released information on the weights of all cars following qualifying; now common practice under new regulations, the publically-known…

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  43. Williams to protest against Red Bull and Ferrari? 12:48

    Williams to protest against Red Bull and Ferrari?

    It is understood that the Williams team is planning to schedule a protest against Red Bull and Ferrari, regarding the aerodynamic legality of the cars run by…

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  44. Toyota thrown out of qualifying 12:08

    Toyota thrown out of qualifying

    The Toyota team has been excluded from the final results of the qualifying session in Australia following the cars's general post-session inspection in Parc…

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  45. 11:00

    Photos: Saturday in Melbourne

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  46. Brawn team on cloud nine after qualifying 10:52

    Brawn team on cloud nine after qualifying

    The new Brawn GP team was thoroughly delighted following qualifying at Albert Park. Team Principal Ross Brawn, the main main behind the buyout of the ex-Honda…

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  47. Renault drivers acknowledge mistakes 10:32

    Renault drivers acknowledge mistakes

    The Renault Formula One drivers both expected to achieve more in Saturday's qualifying session at Albert Park. Nelson Piquet got knocked out of qualifying in…

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  48. Hamilton demoted to the back 10:30

    Hamilton demoted to the back

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton will be starting the season-opening Australian Grand Prix 20th and last on the grid following a gearbox change for his…

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  49. Vettel delighted with 'fantastic' third 10:11

    Vettel delighted with 'fantastic' third

    Sebastian Vettel was overjoyed to qualify in third place for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix; the Red Bull driver surprised many following a large loss of…

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  50. A lack of grip for McLaren 09:58

    A lack of grip for McLaren

    The McLaren team, challengers for both titles last year, starts the first race of the 2009 season with a best qualifying position of fourteenth place. Both cars…

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  51. Kubica could have gone faster 09:41

    Kubica could have gone faster

    Robert Kubica will start tomorrow's season-opening Australian Grand Prix from fourth position, one row behind his front-row slot of last year. The Pole's…

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  52. Bridgestone noticing different patterns 09:23

    Bridgestone noticing different patterns

    Formula 1's sole tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone, has been interested by the varied changes witnessed so far in Melbourne. The two compounds of tyre on offer at…

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  53. Button thrilled with pole position 08:50

    Button thrilled with pole position

    Jenson Button is delighted with his first Formula 1 pole position since Australia three years ago; the English's fastest lap of 1.26.202 was three tenths…

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  54. Magic 1-2 lockout for Brawn 08:10

    Magic 1-2 lockout for Brawn

    Jenson Button's Formula 1 career has taken a major step in the right direction as the Englishman stormed to pole position in Australia, as his Brawn GP…

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  55. Gearbox problems for Hamilton 07:40

    Gearbox problems for Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton narrowly made it through to Q2 in Melbourne, only to remain in the garage and not return to the track and an attempt for the final knock-out…

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  56. Sutil disappointed with qualifying result 07:34

    Sutil disappointed with qualifying result

    Force India driver Adrian Sutil was a disappointed man after the first knock-out session in today's qualifying. The German, despite finishing ninth of both…

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  57. Rosberg still on top in final practice 05:10

    Rosberg still on top in final practice

    Nico Rosberg has continued his great start to the 2009 campaign by topping the third and final practice session on Saturday afternoon in Australia. The German…

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  58. Horner:  "No surprises at the top" 03:00

    Horner: "No surprises at the top"

    Christian Horner was not surprised to see the three 'diffuser' teams in the top seven places of final practice in Australia on Friday. Williams, Brawn GP and…

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  59. Friday 27 March 2009

  60. Buemi begins first race weekend 14:03

    Buemi begins first race weekend

    Switzerland's Sébastien Buemi took to the Albert Park circuit for the first time today ahead of his Formula 1 debut in Melbourne on Sunday. The 20-year-old…

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  61. Positive showing from Force India 12:19

    Positive showing from Force India

    The Force India team enjoyed its first practice session of the season in Melbourne on Friday, with Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella finishing the day in…

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  62. Renault searching for grip 12:04

    Renault searching for grip

    The Renault is happy with its work following the first two practice sessions of this weekend's opening round of the season in Austrlia. Fernando Alonso rounded…

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  63. Friday 'better than expected' - Rosberg 11:36

    Friday 'better than expected' - Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg was surprised at how quick his Williams FW31 proved to be during the Australian Grand Prix's first two practcie sessions on Friday. The German…

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  64. McLaren with work to do 11:03

    McLaren with work to do

    The McLaren team admits that it still has work to do in order to be on the pace this weekend, despite making gradual progress with the setup of its cars. With…

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  65. No hasty conclusions, says Domenicali 10:45

    No hasty conclusions, says Domenicali

    Ferrari experienced a slightly low-key start to their season, with Massa and Räikkönen tenth and eleventh in Friday's second practice session in Australia.…

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  66. Bittersweet Friday for Red Bull 10:28

    Bittersweet Friday for Red Bull

    Red Bull Racing experienced mixed emotions on their first day of running for the 2009 championship; Mark Webber finished second practice in a satisfying fourth…

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  67. BMW yet to find ideal setup 10:14

    BMW yet to find ideal setup

    The BMW team was lower down the order than expected in Friday's second practice for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld was the quickest of the…

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