For two years Daniel Ricciardo took the feel-good factor at Albert Park to new levels as a Toro Rosso driver. In 2014 the 24-year-old cool dude from Western Australia lifted the roof right off the place when he finished second in his first appearance for Toro Rosso’s grown-up sister team, Red Bull Racing.
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Australian’s first podium finish taken away after car declared illegal
Nico Rosberg won, two world champions retired early and Melbourne celebrated the arrival of a home-grown hero on Sunday when Daniel Ricciardo finished second in a memorable 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. And then it all went wrong…
Hours after the finish race stewards determined that the Australian’s Red Bull Renault had contravened the stringent new fuel regulations that apply to Formula 1’s brave new world in 2014.
Lewis Hamilton remained in a positive frame of mind as he left Albert Park, despite his opening lap retirement in Sunday's Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes man was delighted with team-mate German Nico Rosberg's victory and convinced he will enjoy better days ahead.
"My start didn't feel great today and I had a lot less power than usual when pulling away, so it was obvious immediately that something was wrong," he said.
An action packed week of driver training, festivities and of course racing has wrapped up today with former Socceroo, Brett Emerton, taking out the title of 2014 Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge winner.
Emerton was the clear victor from the beginning when race rival, Australian Cycling Legend Robbie McEwen, stalled his Mazda3 when the lights went green sending him straight to the back of the pack.
Emerton said that the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge had been one of the best weeks of his life, and winning was just the icing on the cake.
Warren makes it five from six, as Mark Fattore reports.
Warren Luff hardly raised a sweat in completing the Porsche Carrera Cup support class program at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix with another routine victory.
In the process, Luff brought up his fifth win from six starts in the 2014 Carrera Cup title, which now continues at Phillip Island from May 23-25.
Race three produced the same top seven as race two, with Luff followed home by Steve Richards, Craig Baird, Sam Power, Nick McBride and Michael Almond.
Van Gisbergen denied clean sweep by compatriot, reports Mark Fattore.
Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin has taken maximum advantage of double points on offer in the final race to emerge victorious in the MSS Security V8 Supercars Challenge at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
In a thunderous and action-packed finish to the four-race program at Albert Park, McLaughlin hung tough in his Volvo S60 over the closing laps, fending off the Holden Commodore of Craig Lowndes to win by 1.09 seconds.
Three of F1’s most decorated drivers have their work cut out at today’s 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Tim Collings tells us why.
They may have 74 wins between them and have started enough races at Albert Park to qualify for a discounted ticket on Melbourne's famous trams, but none of that will console the trio of celebrated world champions who start today’s race from the blunt end of the grid.
Sporting royalty including Sir Jackie Stewart, Mark Webber and Tony Hawk headlined an exceptional line up of guests for the 2014 Official Grand Prix Breakfast at the Palladium Room at Crown Melbourne.
In what was a successful second year for the breakfast event, past and present motorsport heroes, as well as sporting personalities from around the world, graced the stage for interviews in front of the audience.
Rookie drivers stole some of the spotlight in qualifying for today’s 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix
The scene: the Albert Park F1 paddock, mid-evening on Saturday. Rubens Barrichello, veteran of 323 Grand Prix starts, winner of 11 of them for Ferrari and now expert TV commentator, is talking to a fresh-faced youngster in the McLaren hospitality area.
Did Kevin Magnussen call him ‘Uncle Rubens’? He might have – Barrichello was Jan Magnussen’s teammate when they were both in the early days of their own F1 careers at Stewart back in 1997.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position, but Daniel Ricciardo won Australia's admiration, and many hearts, on Saturday when they traded fastest laps in a thrilling, dramatic and rain-drenched conclusion to qualifying for Sunday's Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Finally, after the phoney war of pre-season testing and two days of smoke-and-mirrors work in the practice sessions, there was a pure demonstration of speed, courage and total commitment amid plumes of spray and intermittent downpours at an enthralled Albert Park.