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Australian GP (2018)

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Bahrain GP: Starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2018 Bahrain GP at Sakhir, the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

Sainz claims “poisoned” banana caused Melbourne sickness

Renault’s Carlos Sainz has revealed that eating a “poisoned” banana added to his discomfort during the Australian Grand Prix, while he fought off Force India’s Sergio Perez for 10th position.

Mercedes uncovers bug that led to Melbourne defeat

Mercedes has discovered there was a computer bug in the software it uses at Formula 1 races, after concluding its investigation into what went wrong at the Australian Grand Prix.

Strategy Report: How Hamilton lost the Australian GP to Vettel

For the second year in a row the Australian Grand Prix was won by Ferrari, due to a race strategy twist and a strong opportunistic drive by Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes: Recovery drives tougher in F1's "new world"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas' struggle to progress up the order in the Australian Grand Prix shows how competitive the Formula 1 field is in 2018 - and reflects a "new world".

F1 opener prompts calls for Albert Park layout changes

The Albert Park layout should be reviewed in a bid to help create more overtaking opportunities, according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner.

Why F1 teams should be wary of attacking Haas

Haas was the sensation of the opening Formula 1 weekend of the 2018 season, to the chagrin of some of its rivals. But do their 'replica Ferrari' complaints really stand up?

Hamilton blames engine limit for early end to Vettel fight

Lewis Hamilton says he is already driving with Formula 1’s new engine limit in mind after backing off in the Australian Grand Prix to protect his Mercedes power unit.

Issue #24 of GP Gazette is now online

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, covering all of the action from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Gallery: Best radio messages from the Australian GP

Recap the Formula 1 season opener Australian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the race.

F1 must make effort to solve overtaking problem, says Brawn

Ross Brawn says the Australian Grand Prix missed the “vital ingredient” of overtaking and that the problem won’t be fixed until Formula 1 takes a structured approach towards rectifying it.

Williams is "surviving", not "racing" - Stroll

Lance Stroll says Williams is "surviving" rather than racing as it battles through its difficult start to the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Ricciardo's fastest lap only way to judge Red Bull pace - Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes his team's 2018 Formula 1 car can only be judged on Daniel Ricciardo's fastest lap in the Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix driver ratings

Several leading drivers started 2018 on the back foot after disappointing performances in the Australian Grand Prix, while the best drive of all went cruelly unrewarded.

Honda failure in Melbourne a "pain in the arse" - Gasly

A Honda engine failure in the Formula 1's Australian Grand Prix opener was a "pain in the arse" given Toro Rosso's trouble-free testing, admits Pierre Gasly.

How Hamilton's needless loss revealed a Mercedes flaw

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Australian Grand Prix defeat wasn't unlucky, it was completely avoidable - and it was down to both the driver and the team.

Verstappen would've switched off "worthless" Australian GP

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he would have switched off the “completely worthless” Australian Grand Prix had he been watching it as a fan.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know from the Australian GP

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief from the Australian Grand Prix - your quick wrap-up of all the important stories that took place from the first F1 race of the season.

Australian GP statistics: Vettel joins the '100 podiums club'

Top statistics and figures from the opening round of the 2018 Formula 1 season, the Australian Grand Prix.

Force India's 14-race points streak ends in Melbourne

Force India missed out on a Formula 1 points finish at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, bringing an end to a top 10 streak that stretched to 14 races.

Haas blames lack of practice for pitstop blunders

The Haas Formula 1 team is planning extra pitstop practice ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, after suggesting poor preparation contributed to the problems that ruined its race in Australia.

Australian GP: Post-race press conference

Drivers: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

McLaren's Melbourne performance "a big contrast" to 2017

McLaren's strong showing in the Formula 1 2018 season opener in Melbourne was “a big contrast” to its initial struggles last year, according to its drivers.

FIA explains why Verstappen avoided Alonso pass penalty

Max Verstappen was asked to let Fernando Alonso through because the Dutchman was 0.1 seconds behind the Spaniard as the pair entered a yellow flag zone during the Australian Grand Prix.