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31 MAR - 03 APR 2016

'Concorde Doesn't Fly Any More': Webber Sums Up 'New' F1

He says there are a couple of kilos hidden away somewhere on his rangy frame, but Mark Webber still looked lean and mean as he fronted the media at Albert Park on Friday morning for his one and only press conference at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Webber, accustomed to endless questioning in his 12 appearances at his home race as a Grand Prix driver, was relaxed as he looked forward to the first of a handful of Grands Prix he will attend in 2014 as a Red Bull athlete.

Grand Prix wheels in motion at UBS Cycle the Circuit

John Cain has claimed victory in this year’s UBS Cycle the Circuit race at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

The race around the iconic Albert Park circuit was a star-studded event with Tour de France Green Jersey winner Robbie McEwen, and his fellow Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge Drivers – Celebrity Chef Adam D’Sylva, News Reporter Clint Stanaway, as well as TV personalities Lauren Phillips and Catriona Rowntree joining more than 100 riders on the 10km two lap race.

Trying To Find The Direction

Tim Collings weighs up the reactions to the first day of the new era ahead of Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton led Formula One's journey into the unknown territory of a 'high tech' new era on Friday with the first breakdown and fastest lap of an intriguing day at Albert Park.

Richards Strikes First Blow In Carrera Cup

Mark Fattore wraps up the opening race of the Porsche series at Albert Park

A spirited Steve Richards has snapped Warren Luff’s three-race winning streak in the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup with an all-the-way victory in today’s 10-lap race at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Richards got the best of a dog-fight for hole-shot honours at the start of the race and then maintained his ascendancy for the entire journey, running out a 1.59-second winner over Luff, with Nick Foster completing the podium.

No Reversal Of Order As Brave New World Begins

Familiar names rise to top as F1’s new era gets under way

New order? What new order? Four of F1’s biggest names topped the times when the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix got into its stride on Friday.

Pre-season favourites Mercedes confirmed their status as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg came out on top, with Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari just behind – and Red Bull Racing dismissed rumours of near-terminal trouble with their Renault engines with Sebastian Vettel in fourth place.

Brett Emerton secures pole position in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge

Former Socceroo, Brett Emerton cruised to pole position for the first race of the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Emerton edged out Australian cycling legend and race favourite, Robbie McEwen in an electrifying qualifying session today at the Albert Park street circuit. Travel adventurer and UK Television personality Charley Boorman qualified a close third.

Emerton said he was extremely happy with the result and was looking forward to the first race tomorrow.

Brett Scores First Goal In Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge

Soccer star snatches pole for race series, Mark Fattore reports.

Former international football supremo Brett Emerton is the driver to beat in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

The 35-year-old locked in pole position during Friday afternoon’s quick-fire 15-minute qualifying session, with ace cyclist Robbie McEwen the only other driver within cooee of the soccer star.

Two From Two For Shane In MSS Security V8 Supercars Challenge

Two poles translate into two wins for quick Kiwi, as Mark Fattore reports.

Shane Van Gisbergen’s impeccable front-running form in the MSS Security V8 Supercar Challenge at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix continued in Friday’s second race.

His tried-and-tested formula for success at Albert Park produced a second consecutive victory from pole position as he fended off early pressure from fellow-Holden Commodore drivers Craig Lowndes and Fabian Coulthard before settling into a pace and rhythm that kept him at the sharp end of the 25-car pack.

Old Hands Take Charge Of New Cars

Experience was the key factor when the ‘new’ F1 hit the Albert Park track, says Tim Collings.

Experience showed in Friday's opening session at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix when Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button topped the times as the teams made a cautious start to the 'new era' at Albert Park.

Alonso and Button have started more than 450 Grands Prix between them and are the most experienced drivers in the field, an invaluable asset when the rules have been so heavily revised.


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