Lewis Hamilton won for the third time in 2015 and the 36th time in F1 but the man who starred in the desert was Ferrari’s Kimi Raïkkönen as the 34-year-old Finn forced his way into second place between the British driver and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Raïkkönen put in a superb middle stint on Pirelli’s medium tyres, accepted his engineer’s advice to finish on the softer option compound and caught Rosberg with two laps of the 57 remaining. When the brakeless German ran wide at Turn...
‘Lewis, we want to marry you!’ said the banners in the main grandstand at Shanghai – but once again it was Nico Rosberg who played bridesmaid to the de facto number one in the Mercedes-Benz team as Hamilton romped to his fourth win at the spectacular Chinese track.
Hamilton sprinted away from his 40th F1 pole, led all the way but finished more sedately as the Safety Car was called into late action when Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso expired on pit straight with two laps remaining.
The following decisions were taken at the World Motor Sport Council 2014 in Doha with regards to regulations governing Formula 1 in 2015:
Points for both titles will no longer be doubled for the final Event of the Championship.
After consultation with the Teams who raised a number of safety concerns, Articles 42.7 and 42.8 on standing restarts have been rescinded.
Virtual Safety Car (VSC)
Following tests of the VSC system at the final Events of 2014, the...
Question time with Australian Formula One superstar, Daniel Ricciardo
We caught up with Daniel Ricciardo to talk about what he loves about coming to Melbourne, competing in the Australian Grand Prix, his most memorable moments and much more.
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Today, Mr Ronald J Walker AC CBE, retired as Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman after 22 years of honorary service.
Mr Walker was named Chairman in 1993, with the first Formula One race in Melbourne being held in 1996. Since then, the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has entertained more than 6,000,000 fans at Albert Park and annually promotes Melbourne via free to air television, news reports and global media to hundreds of millions of fans throughout the world.