Round 2 Shanghai International Circuit

Australian Grand Prix 2017

Fastest Lap Räikkönen
Best Race Team Ferrari
Best Quali Team Mercedes



7 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag? Nope!
18th to 13th5Most Places Gained:
Stoffel Vandoorne
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 15, Main Nationalities: Germany & Great Britain & Finland & Spain & France with 2 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 37, Youngest Driver: 18

Qualifying - The Grid

Mercedes Hamilton 1
Ferrari Vettel 2
Mercedes Bottas 3
Ferrari Räikkönen 4
Red Bull Verstappen 5
Haas F1 Team Grosjean 6
Williams Massa 7
Toro Rosso Sainz Jnr 8
Toro Rosso Kvyat 9
Force India Perez 10
Renault Hulkenberg 11
McLaren Alonso 12
Force India Ocon 13
Sauber Ericsson 14
Red Bull Ricciardo 15
Sauber Giovinazzi 16
Haas F1 Team Magnussen 17
McLaren Vandoorne 18
Renault Palmer 19
Williams Stroll 20

Race News

Shark fins out, Halo in for 2018

Shark fins out, Halo in for 2018 Planet F1

Formula 1 is set to bid farewell to shark fins and T-wings come 2018, however, don’t get expect beautiful cars... Read more »
Mercedes, Red Bull forced to change suspensions

Mercedes, Red Bull forced to change suspensions Planet F1

Mercedes and Red Bull Racing were reportedly forced to change their suspension systems ahead of the Australian GP as they... Read more »
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top FP2 at the 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes top FP2 at the 2017 F1 Australian Grand Prix James Allen on F1

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix with a time just... Read more »
Verstappen: A different RB13 in Melbourne

Verstappen: A different RB13 in Melbourne Planet F1

Max Verstappen has confirmed that Red Bull will race a different RB13 in Australia but says it is only a... Read more »
Vettel ‘not distracted’ by Mercedes rumours

Vettel ‘not distracted’ by Mercedes rumours Planet F1

Sebastian Vettel has said his focus is completely on Ferrari and not on a potential move to Mercedes in 2018.... Read more »
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes first pole of F1’s new era, Sebastian Vettel second

Australian Grand Prix Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes first pole of F1’s new era, Sebastian Vettel second James Allen on F1

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed the first pole position of the 2017 Formula 1 season ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who... Read more »
What drivers want from Liberty

What drivers want from Liberty Planet F1

Formula 1 is under new ownership and everyone wants something from the new bosses, from a trip to Las Vegas... Read more »
Verstappen: Australian GP will be ‘boring’

Verstappen: Australian GP will be ‘boring’ Planet F1

Max Verstappen believes the Australian Grand Prix will be “boring” for fans to watch while the drivers “have fun” in... Read more »
Alonso hush on Mercedes engine reports

Alonso hush on Mercedes engine reports Planet F1

Fernando Alonso has refused to comment on reports that McLaren have approached Mercedes regarding an engine supply deal as they... Read more »
Renault ‘not feeling safe’ from Honda

Renault ‘not feeling safe’ from Honda Planet F1

Despite Honda’s much-publicised problems in testing, Renault insist they are “not feeling safe” ahead of the Japanese manufacturer. McLaren-Honda had... Read more »
Meet Gina, Vettel’s Ferrari SF70H

Meet Gina, Vettel’s Ferrari SF70H Planet F1

In keeping with tradition Sebastian Vettel has reportedly named his new Ferrari SF70H, calling it ‘Gina’. It was back in... Read more »
Hamilton and Vettel disagree about favourite tag

Hamilton and Vettel disagree about favourite tag Planet F1

The mind games between Mercedes and Ferrari continued in the build-up to the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton and... Read more »
Palmer: The car was awful

Palmer: The car was awful Planet F1

Jolyon Palmer has blamed his “disaster” of a car after finishing slowest of all in qualifying the Australian Grand Prix.... Read more »
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