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Few Thrills & Spills In Australia

Sebastian Vettel leads the field Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix. (Steve Etherington photo)

After a preseason of expecting the unexpected because of all the rule changes and the unpredictable Pirelli tires, the season opening Australian Grand Prix didn’t serve up the forecasted thrills and spills

Vettel Wins By 22 Seconds

Australian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel (center) shares the podium with runner-up Lewis Hamilton (left) and third-place Vitaly Petrov. (Steve Etherington photo)

Sebastian Vettel started off the 2011 season just as he ended 2010 with a dominant victory in his Red Bull Renault

Three Will Likely Lead F-1 Charge For Years

Three Will Likely Lead F-1 Charge For Years

Sebastian Vettel’s agreeing to stay at Red Bull through 2014 gives fans the exhilarating prospect of three dynasties battling it out in F-1 in the coming seasons.

F-1 Notes: Hispania Finally Reveals New Car

F-1 Notes: Hispania Finally Reveals New Car

Hispania Racing heads to the Australian Grand Prix with a new car that has not turned a wheel in official preseason testing. The team finally unveiled its F111 on the second last day of the final test but was unable to run it because, according to the official line, the car’s shock absorbers were stuck in customs.

Schumacher Leads Final Preseason Test

Schumacher Leads Final Preseason Test

The top three finishers in the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 27 probably won’t be Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez, but the Mercedes, Ferrari and Sauber drivers did finish off preseason testing in Barcelona last week with the fastest overall lap times.

F-1 Notes: Who Has The Best Ride?

F-1 Notes: Who Has The Best Ride?

It is going to be fascinating to see the relative performance the cars during this week’s final preseason test in Barcelona as it will give the final indication of what fans can expect at the Australian Grand Prix. At the moment Mercedes and McLaren are playing catch up to Red Bull and Ferrari.

Lots Of Recent Formula One Business Deals

Lots Of Recent Formula One Business Deals

Formula One, it is said, is a sport for the two hours of racing on a Sunday afternoon and a business the rest of the time. Plenty of multimillion dollar business certainly went on last week.

Bahrain Won’t Have To Pay Sanctioning Fee

Bahrain Won’t Have To Pay Sanctioning Fee

Postponing the Bahrain Grand Prix because of the political unrest in that country was absolutely the correct thing to do from every perspective.

F-1 Notes: Kubica Making Progress

ON THE MEND: Robert Kubica, seen here in 2010, continues to recover from injures suffered Feb. 6 during a rally accident. (Steve Etherington Photo)

Robert Kubica continues to make steady progress from the injuries he suffered in his rally accident on Feb. 6.

Red Bull Lights Up Barcelona During Testing

Red Bull Lights Up Barcelona During Testing

The Red Bulls were on fire at the test at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Literally in the case of Sebastian Vettel when his Red Bull RB6’s engine cover caught fire on the second day. And speedwise as well as Vettel easily topped the lap times on the first two days.

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