Jenson Button
Apr 3

F1 still exciting after 250 races, says Button

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver's World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Since his debut here in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver’s World Championship. (Photo: Marcus Brandt/Getty Images)

Jenson Button will start his 250th Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend, and later this year he will move into third place on the all-time starts list, behind only Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.

Reflecting on his latest achievement today, Button said he couldn’t believe how fast it had come around.

Mar 31

McLaren expecting life to be tough until Monaco

The McLaren team placed second and third at the season opener in Australia, but finished farther down the order with a sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The McLaren team retained second in the constructors’ standings despite finishing sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team hopes to be in a strong position in Monaco and Montreal, even if it is still struggling with a lack of downforce.

He accepts that the next three races, which feature a lot of high speed corners and put a premium on aero efficiency, are going to be tough.

Mar 15

F1: Rosberg Fastest In Final Australian Grand Prix Practice

Nico Rosberg drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals.

Rosberg was 1.4 seconds quicker than the next fastest driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit.

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Mar 13

F1: Alonso Quickest, Hamilton Struggles In First Practice

Fernando Alonso rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favorite Lewis Hamilton was one of several drivers to strike trouble as entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned cars ahead of the Formula 1 season opener.

Hamilton was unable to complete a single lap after his Mercedes engine automatically shut down due to an oil pressure alarm on his first tour of the Albert Park circuit. With repairs to the complex V6 turbo hybrid engines taking much longer than last year’s powertrains, Hamilton was unable to emerge in the next 90 minutes.

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