The dust is settling on a rather eventful Australian grand prix. Unfortunately most of the excitement came from the politics and drama going on behind the scenes. Have a look at our collection of the best F1 articles discussing the weekend’s action. And don’t forget to have a look at our Guide to F1 Season 2015 for more articles, videos and competitions.
Extract: “The world champions’ advantage at the first race was awe-inspiring – at about a second a lap clear of the rest in terms of ultimate performance, they are arguably even further ahead than they were last year. This superiority – and the dreadful performance of Red Bull – is already applying pressure behind the scenes of the sport.”
The six things we learned from the Australian Grand Prix: http://t.co/MJmQInk3Qr #AusGP pic.twitter.com/XQMB1uEAKh — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 15, 2015
Extract: “Such a response did not cut any ice with his German compatriot Vettel, who interrupted with: “Be honest! Do you really hope so? Seriously? You finished 30 seconds ahead of us and you hope it’s going to be closer? So you hope you slow down? Is that what you’re saying?”
Danger of #OVERWEIGHT Scrutineer games with @jensonbutton & @KevinMagnussen @McLarenF1 #AusGP pic.twitter.com/56cwQzVdv0 by @F1photographer — F1Writers™ (@f1writers) March 15, 2015
Extract: “Red Bull is angry that when it was winning between 2010 and 2013 the FIA kept banning technologies at which it excelled, such as exhaust blown diffusers, but now that Mercedes is winning, there is no comparable brake on the technologies which contribute to their success. And, even worse, the rules greatly restrict rivals from developing their engines in order to compete.”
Extract: “The podium interview after the race ends is usually a total flop, however, Schwarzenegger not only showed enough familiarity with the sport to ask decent questions, but he’s Arnold Freaking Schwarzenegger. The Kindergarten Cop. The Terminator. On the podium, like a boss. He asked about the drivers’ fitness regimes, because of course. He even asked Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, “How does it feel to come in second?” Hahahahahaha. Oh boy. What’s Nico going to do, get in Schwarzenegger’s face? Nope.”
"He's the hero F1 deserves, but not the one it needs right now" #F1 #AusGP pic.twitter.com/xJ7q9IZO1Y — Mattzel89 (@Mattzel89) March 15, 2015
Extract: Arrivabene says that, with the goal of matching Williams and Red Bull now achieved, Ferrari has to set its targets on Mercedes. “As I said before our goal was we were looking forward to Williams and Red Bull at the beginning, now we need to start to be a bit more convinced about ourselves and reduce the gap to the Mercedes guys,” said Arrivabene.
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