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Vettel 'will not be distracted' by Mercedes rumours

Sebastian Vettel has brushed aside renewed speculation that he might leave Ferrari at the end of 2017. The 29-year-old said...

Honda planning engine performance upgrade

Honda is hard at work with a planned increase of the power levels of its engine, with an upgrade expected...

F1's Sean Bratches: 'The fan is at the centre of all our plans'

Formula 1's new commercial director Sean Bratches is putting the fans at the forefront of Liberty Media's long-term plans for...

Vandoorne seeking 'another step forward'

McLaren's new driver Stoffel Vandoorne believes the troubled team is making progress, although he's not yet sure how they will...

Steady Stroll doesn't put a foot wrong

On his F1 race weekend debut, Lance Stroll did not blot his copy, running consistently through both free practice sessions...

Alonso: 'I really don't care where we are!'

Where McLaren-Honda currently lies in Formula 1's pecking order is of no interest to Fernando Alonso, as the Spaniard is...

'Routine' start for Force India in Melbourne

Despite an initial glitch with the brakes on Esteban Ocon's car, Friday's free practice proved smooth and productive for Force...

Sainz hails 'fastest lap of my life at Melbourne'

It may have been a typical first practice weekend of the season, but Carlos Sainz was still left reeling by...

Grosjean happy with Haas progress since Barcelona

Haas F1 Team's Romain Grosjean wound up eight fastest in Friday's second practice session, a good performance which bodes well...

Formula 1 extends social media relaxation rules

Liberty Media has extended social media relaxation rules into the Australian Grand Prix race weekend, enabling teams and drivers to...

Palmer 'massively surprised' by spin and crash

Kicking off a new season with a crash is obviously painful, but Jolyon Palmer says he was totally caught out...

Verstappen says Red Bull 'making the best of it'

Max Verstappen admits that Red Bull have work to do if they're to close the gap to Mercedes this weekend....

Set-up errors hamper Red Bull and Ricciardo

Set-up errors were the story at Red Bull Racing justifying Daniel Ricciardo's relative lag in performance on Friday's opening day...

Ericsson: 'Positive' day for Sauber

Despite ending Friday practice in the gravel trap, Sauber's Marcus Ericsson rated his first day back at work as 'positive'....

Massa frustrated by FP2 electrical issue

After a solid morning's work, Williams' Felipe Massa was left sidelined for much of the afternoon in Melbourne. Massa completed...

Vettel untroubled by gap with Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel ended Friday with a sizeable deficit to front-runner Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes, but says he is confident he "can...

Australian GP Friday Gallery

Check out all the pics from Friday's action in Melbourne

Friday was '99 per cent perfect' for Hamilton

It's no wonder Lewis Hamilton was looking so happy after the first day of Formula 1 practice in 2017. The...