Australian GP
Mar 23

F1: Briatore, Rossi Slam ‘New’ Formula 1 Era

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be "boring." (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be “boring.” (Photo: Getty Images)

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of Formula 1.

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.

Mar 22

F1: Rivals Believe Mercedes Advantage Is Bigger Than Expected

Nico Rosberg (front) was the class of the field in the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg (front) was the class of the field in the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.

Mar 21

F1: FIA Sets Date For Red Bull Appeal Hearing

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.

Mar 20

RBR presses on with Ricciardo appeal

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, before the FIA disqualified him due to a fuel infraction. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, but was disqualified by the stewards due to a fuel flow violation. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing has confirmed its intention to press ahead with its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian GP.

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.

Mar 19

F1: Ferrari Performance Not Acceptable, Says Technical Director

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso (right) leads teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso (right) leads teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.