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Formula 1 How F1's big three's new cars compare so far As Formula 1 teams prepare for the start of pre-season testing at Barcelona, we take a look at the key features on the leading cars from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull

Autosport Plus The way to solve Formula 1's livery tedium Too many 'just like last season' liveries mean Formula 1 car launches disappoint fans year after year. There's a way to improve this situation without betraying F1 values

Formula 1 Barcelona changes add unknowns to testing Resurfacing work at Formula 1 winter testing venue Barcelona is set to further complicate teams' efforts to understand Pirelli's new 2018 tyre range

Autosport Plus How simulation is powering a BTCC underdog to glory Speedworks won the BTCC Independent drivers' and teams' titles last year and, with in-house simulation capabilities, it’s aiming for the very top in 2018

WEC Toyota rules out WEC hiatus Toyota expects to remain in the World Endurance Championship in 2019/20 if it commits to building a new LMP1 car for the regulations to be introduced the following season

Formula 1 Alonso dismisses debate over halo introduction McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says "there should not be any debate" about the halo cockpit protection device introduced to Formula 1 for the 2018 season

Autosport Plus The varied excitement of F1's launch season From flashy launches to pitlane rollouts, the season of new Formula 1 car reveals is well under way - and that can mean plenty of trips to establish the big pre-season talking points

Experience the new halo-shod Mercedes Join Valtteri Bottas for a driver's eye view of Silverstone

Is Brabham teasing a road car project? Legendary name could join Ferrari and McLaren in the supercar ranks

Why historic motorsport is booming Free 44-page special on the enduring appeal of historic racing

Race Centre
2018 car launches and testing
Feb 14 Haas revealed
Feb 15 Williams revealed
Feb 19 Red Bull revealed
Feb 20 Renault and Sauber reveals
Feb 21 Toro Rosso revealed
Feb 22 Mercedes and Ferrari reveals
Feb 23 McLaren revealed
Feb 26 Force India launch
Feb 26 - Mar 1 1st F1 pre-season test
Mar 6 - Mar 9 2nd F1 pre-season test
Australia / Round 1
Session
1st Free practice
2nd Free practice
3rd Free practice
1st Qualifying
2nd Qualifying
3rd Qualifying
Race
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  • Circuit: Melbourne
  • Race: 58 laps / 307.574 km
Standings / After 20 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 363
2 Sebastian Vettel 317
3 Valtteri Bottas 305
4 Kimi Raikkonen 205
5 Daniel Ricciardo 200
6 Max Verstappen 168
7 Sergio Perez 100
8 Esteban Ocon 87
9 Carlos Sainz 54
10 Nico Hulkenberg 43

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James RobertsThe varied excitement of F1's launch season From flashy launches to pitlane rollouts, the season of new Formula 1 car reveals is well under way - and that can mean plenty of trips to establish the big pre-season talking points 1519516800 F1

PerformanceHow simulation is powering a BTCC underdog to glory Speedworks won the BTCC Independent drivers' and teams' titles last year and, with in-house simulation capabilities, it’s aiming for the very top in 2018 1519430400 Performance

Jonathan NobleWhy Renault is deliberately making its life hard Renault will supply engines to McLaren and Red Bull in Formula 1 this season, putting the performance of its own works team in the spotlight. But there's method to the apparent madness 1519430400 F1

Ben AndersonIs this the team F1 2018 is relying on? Despite Ferrari's resurgence last year, Red Bull is still the best hope for knocking Mercedes off its perch in 2018 1519344000 F1

Gary AndersonWhy first-class McLaren contains hidden gems This is a season of big change for McLaren. There's plenty to be excited about from its new design beyond a change of engine supplier and a new paint job 1519344000 F1

Matt JamesHow aborted Honda dream forced Jackson's BTCC exit As a rule, the signing of one driver by one team and the departure of another driver from a different squad probably aren't linked. Two British Touring Car Championship announcements last week certainly were 1519257600 BTCC

Gary AndersonThe interesting solutions to Mercedes' confusions Mercedes had its hands full in 2017, fighting off Ferrari and contending with its own 'diva' of a car. All signs point to it doing the maximum to fix that for 2018 1519257600 F1

Gary AndersonHas Ferrari missed a crucial area of development? There's a lot of sense behind Ferrari's 2018 package at first glance, but has it gone far enough in two key areas compared to Mercedes? 1519257600 F1

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