The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience.Australian GP, Flavio Briatore, Formula 1, Valentino Rossi
Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.
Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park.Australian GP, Formula 1, Mercedes, Nico Rosberg
As expected, Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the results of the Australian Grand Prix will be heard between the Bahrain and Chinese events.
The FIA confirmed today that the International Court of Appeal hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Paris on Monday April 14. Given the usual time constraints, it was never going to happen any earlier than the gap between the two races.Australian GP, Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1, Red Bull Racing
Sometimes teams go through the motions of appealing in order to buy time on the Sunday night of a GP weekend, and then, on consideration of the facts and the chances of success, decide not to press ahead. Therefore, it’s clear that RBR is confident that it has a good case.Australian GP, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Ferrari technical director James Allison has described the team’s form in Australia as “not acceptable,” and says that straightline speed and braking stability are among the key areas for improvement.
Fernando Alonso finished 35 seconds behind winner Nico Rosberg, who is assumed by most observers to have had a lot in hand.Australian GP, F1, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen