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Tough start to F1 for Force India

The first Indian-owned team to start a Formula One race were given a tough lesson in the realities of the sport when both their cars failed to finish Sunday's Australian Grand Prix

Australian GP best ever win, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton erased any doubts he was a one-season wonder with a brilliant performance to win Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Drivers give backing to Australian GP

Formula One drivers have given their backing for the Australian Grand Prix to be retained on the Formula One calendar

Webber warns fans not to expect much

Mark Webber has warned home fans to forget about him winning this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix despite an impressive performance in Friday's practice sessions

Alonso hopes return lifts Renault spirits

Most of the faces are familiar, but Fernando Alonso knows things are very different at Renault since his return

Walker confident Australian GP will stay

Organisers of the Australian Grand Prix are confident the race will retain its place on the Formula One calendar despite reports it is in danger of being scrapped

Alonso cautious despite dream start

Fernando Alonso was not getting carried away with his victory in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix despite admitting he won easily

Montoya admits mistake cost him

McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya said he only had himself to blame for missing his chance to grab pole position for Sunday's Australian Formula One Grand Prix

Teams question worth of Friday practice

Formula One teams have called on the sport's governing body to consider changing the Friday practice session after the top three times in the day's two practices for the Australian Grand Prix were set by test drivers

Webber keeps a lid on expectations

Mark Webber feels there is far less pressure on him than last year to score a podium finish at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, but said that was no excuse to fail again

Barrichello enjoys change of pace

While Rubens Barrichello no longer attracts the same fanatical following he did in his days with Ferrari, the Brazillian says he is loving the relative anonymity of driving with Honda

McLaren duo swerve musical chairs debate

McLaren teammates Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya dodged questions about where they would be driving next season, saying they were focused only on this weekend's Australian Grand Prix

Organisers Say Australian GP Will Survive

Australian Grand Prix organisers insist the race will continue for at least another decade despite threats to scrap it from the Formula One calendar.

McLaren Curse Bad Luck in Australia

McLaren were cursing their bad luck after their crack new driving combination of Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya failed to make the podium at Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Webber Unimpressed after Equalling Best Finish

There were no wild parties for Australia's Mark Webber after he equalled his best ever Formula One showing with a fifth place finish at his home Grand Prix on Sunday.

Karthikeyan Defends his Place in F1

India's rookie Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has defended his right to race in this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Drivers in a Spin over New Qualifying

Formula One drivers are in a spin about the new rules on qualifying, fearing the introduction of Sunday morning sessions could be a real turn off for fans.

Webber Hoses Down Expectations of Hometown Win

Mark Webber has virtually given up hope of winning next weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, despite the massive hype in his homeland about his switch to Williams.

Schumacher Not Planning to Slow Down

Michael Schumacher sent an ominous warning to his rivals that he has no plans to slow down after his runaway victory in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Analysis: Jury Still Out on New Qualifying Rules

The jury is still out on the new qualifying format in operation at this year's Formula One season after it was unveiled on Saturday at the Australian Grand Prix.

Button Wins Tight Race to Qualify

Jenson Button lost out to Juan Pablo Montoya after the pair dead-heated for third in qualifying for Sunday's Australian Formula One Grand Prix but the Briton won a more important race against time.

Webber Driven by Glimpse of Success

For a few laps last season, Mark Webber got a rare insight into what it feels like to be a Formula One race leader.

Schumacher Relishing New Challenge

Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher is relishing the challenge of a season that could conceivably end his long reign as World Champion.

Todt Says No Need to Panic after Defeat

Ferrari boss Jean Todt said there was no need to panic after his team's bad start to the 2003 Formula One season today.

Raikkonen Loses Race but Wins Duel with Schumacher

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen lost his chance of a first Grand Prix victory when he was penalised for speeding in the pitlane, but won a personal duel with Michael Schumacher that left him feeling just as good.

Coulthard Says Win No Guarantee of Future Success

David Coulthard said it was too early say whether McLaren could end Ferrari's stranglehold on Formula One despite his victory in today's Australian Grand Prix.

Ferrari Drivers Unsure about New Rules

Michael Schumacher and his Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello said they were still uncertain about Formula One's new rules despite qualifying first and second for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

F1 Rookies Fail to Impress in Qualifying

Formula One's rookie drivers failed to set the world on fire at Saturday's official qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, filling four of the last five places on the grid for the season-opening race.

Stoddart Hoping Ambitious Gamble Pays Off

Minardi owner Paul Stoddart ordered his drivers to abort their qualifying laps at the Australian Grand Prix today as part of an elaborate gamble he hopes could give his team a rare advantage over their richer rivals.

Villeneuve Upbeat after Impressive Qualifying

Jacques Villeneuve believes he has his best chance in six years of mounting a serious challenge in the World Championship after an impressive performance in Friday's qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

Ralf Feels Lucky to be Unhurt after Massive Shunt

Ralf Schumacher felt lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash on the first corner of the Australian Grand Prix.

Webber Gives Australians Cause to Cheer

Sports-mad Australians will finally have a Formula One driver to cheer for after Mark Webber qualified for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

F1 Rookies Impress in Melbourne Practice

Formula One's rookie drivers all made big impressions in Friday's first free practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Ferrari on Front Row; Qualifying - Australian GP

World champion Michael Schumacher seized pole position on Saturday for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

Friday Second Free Practice - Australian GP

World Champion Michael Schumacher walked away from a spectacular high-speed crash on Friday during free practice for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park street circuit.

Rookies Impress in Grand Prix Practice

They may not have challenged the likes of Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen in setting the pace for this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but Formula One's new faces at least managed to keep out of trouble during Friday's free practice session.

Rookies are No Danger, Says Montoya

Formula One debutants will pose no danger to other drivers at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya said on Tuesday.