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FIA simulated Alonso's Australian GP crash with halo

The FIA has simulated Fernando Alonso's dramatic 2016 crash in Australia with the halo as part of its analysis of the Formula 1 cockpit protection device.

Data reveals Alonso's 305km/h Melbourne crash peaked at 46G

Fernando Alonso experienced a peak impact force of 46G during his 305km/h crash at the Australian Grand Prix, FIA data from the accident investigation has revealed.

Ferrari cleared of pitboard infraction

Ferrari has been cleared of using an illegal coded message on a pitboard at the Australian Grand Prix, following a query raised by a rival team.

Opinion: Why Verstappen and Sainz were both in the right

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz had good reason to be unhappy with each other during Formula 1's Melbourne curtain-raiser. But Valentin Khorounzhiy reckons the frustrations of both Toro Rosso drivers were justified.

McLaren and Red Bull refused to accept elimination qualifying compromise

Formula 1’s failure to change its under-fire elimination qualifying format was sealed when McLaren and Red Bull refused to accept anything other than ditching the shoot-out idea completely, has learned.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Verstappen showing his age?

Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta rewind to the Australian Grand Prix weekend discussing the highs and lows of the 2016 Formula 1 season opener.

Verstappen insists no tension with Sainz

Max Verstappen has stated there are no issues with Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz Jr., despite the tensions that surfaced during the Australian Grand Prix.

Giorgio Piola's Australian GP tech wrap-up

There may have been just two weeks between the end of testing and the first race of the season but, as Giorgio Piola and Matt Somerfield found, there was still plenty of interesting tech on the cars in the Australian GP.

Opinion: Qualifying shambles shows F1 is its own worst enemy

The Australian Grand Prix qualifying fiasco showed some serious thought needs to be given into how Formula 1 is being run at the moment, says Jonathan Noble.

Haas admits debut result way beyond expectations

Haas F1 team owner Gene Haas says the American outfit would have been happy with its cars just making it to the end of the Australian Grand Prix.

Alonso: Crash a good test case for Halo

Fernando Alonso's accident will be a good test case for fully understanding any downsides to the introduction of the Halo in Formula 1, say leading figures.

Ricciardo ’not far off’ leaders in Melbourne

Daniel Ricciardo's superb drive to fourth at the Australian Grand Prix was somewhat overlooked in the aftermath of a race that included its fair share of controversy and drama – but he says he wasn’t far off Mercedes and Ferrari in some parts of the race.

Grosjean wins Driver of the Day vote for Australian GP

Romain Grosjean has become the first man to win the new Driver of the Day vote introduced for the 2016 season.

Raikkonen: Race pace showed Ferrari's real potential

Kimi Raikkonen believes Ferrari's strong pace in the Australian Grand Prix race was a truer reflection of his team's potential than what happened in qualifying.

New tyre regulations "fantastic" for F1 - Lowe

Mercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe says that the decision to give teams the choice of three Pirelli tyre compounds made a big contribution to an exciting Australian GP.

Rosberg needed to start F1 season with win, says Lauda

Niki Lauda says that Nico Rosberg's Australian GP victory represents a huge boost to the German as he starts another season long battle with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Jos Verstappen says Max's "aggression" positive

Jos Verstappen says that the fighting spirit that his son Max showed in Australia has to be seen as positive.

Analysis: How Mercedes turned the tables on Ferrari

Formula 1 kicked off its 2016 season with a bang in Melbourne. Adam Cooper takes us inside the Australian Grand Prix.

A disappointing season opener for the Sauber F1 Team

Felipe Nasr finished the race at the Albert Park in P15, Marcus Ericsson had to retire in lap 39

McLaren Honda: Race and accident report from the Australian GP

Fernando Alonso: “I got out quickly so my mum could see I was okay!”

Australian GP – Vettel third

Sebastian makes it to the podium. A technical problem stops Kimi after 21 laps.

A solid debut for Renault at Albert Park

Jolyon Palmer led Kevin Magnussen across the line to finish just shy of the points.

Haas F1 Team makes a great debut on the Australian GP

Haas F1 Team made history before and after the 32nd Australian Grand Prix Sunday in Melbourne.

Gallery: Fernando Alonso's accident sequence

The Spaniard emerged virtually unscathed from a terrifying roll early in the Australian GP after hitting the back of Esteban Gutierrez's Haas as they battled for 19th position.