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31 MAR - 03 APR 2016

Rosberg Rampant, Vettel Vexed

Mercedes continue to set the pace at Albert Park, as Tim Collings reports

Nico Rosberg maintained Mercedes' mastery of proceedings in Saturday's third and final practice session for the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix when he outpaced nearest rival Jenson Button of McLaren by four-tenths of a second.

The 28-year-old German, tipped by many as a strong contender for victory this weekend at Albert Park, delivered a fast and tidy performance that edged him clear of team-mate and 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton on a humid and windy day.

Luff Turns The Tables

Race 2 in the Porsche Carrera Cup threw up a challenge to Steven Richards, as Mark Fattore reports.

Championship leader Warren Luff has exacted his revenge on arch-rival Steve Richards, winning today’s Porsche Carrera Cup race at the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

The duo was again a class above the competition, but this time Luff led throughout as he posted a 1.38-second victory over race one winner Richards, with the top five completed by Nick Foster, Craig Baird and Sam Power.

It's Not Noise, It's Music - Or Is It?

Two-time Melbourne winner David Coulthard gives his slant on F1’s hottest talking-point

David Coulthard liked what he saw at Albert Park when the 2014 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix got under way – but the 13-time Grand Prix winner wasn’t too sure about what he had heard.

“When you go into a nightclub you’re not expecting to hear Chris de Burgh singing ‘Lady in Red’, are you?” asked DC, who took out the Melbourne race in 1997 and again in 2003 – the last one of those 13 victories.

'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.


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