The greatest show on earth, the count down begins
Date published : 15 Mar 2013 - 13:01:30
The 2013 Formula 1 Season starts this weekend with the first race in Australia.
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reports Hamilton expresses his delight in Mercedes so close to Red Bull in Australia, he also shrugs off late accident as 'one of those things', many observers were keen to see whether the W04 really did have genuine pace when the real action began on Grand Prix weekend.
reports Vettle leads Red Bull 1-2 in Melbourne to hint not a lot has changed since 2012. Vettle lapped in 1m 26.070s on medium compound tyre before cutting back to 1m 25.908s on the supersofts to go second fastest.BBC Sport
reports McLaren have admitted they are off the pace and have a lot of work to do to become competitive, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said it was one of the hardest days he could recall. "We are lacking overall grip, we had under steer, poor ride - so a very difficult day"
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reports that drivers are upbeat but undecided and cannot draw any conclusions from the 12 days of pre-season testing. Accurate calculation of rivals' speed was rendered difficult such as factors of fuel load - every 10 kilos can add 0.35s to a lap.Eurosport
report on Ma Qing Hua and his triumphant unveiling at the Chinese Grand Prix next month.Thursday 14th News
I have been looking at some of the latest headline articles on the internet and thought I would give a brief synopsis.The Guardian Newspaper
headline with Lewis Hamilton keen to start F1 season, Hamilton sounds very confident ahead of the 2013 Season and is aiming for a top 5 finish with his new team Mercedes. This was a surprise to his ex-team mate Jenson Button who was left stunned by Hamilton's comments and criticism of life at McLaren.The Sun Newspaper
reported on Sergio Perez - is he up to the job ? Does this seem like an incredible gamble by McLaren to sign him as a permanent replacement for Lewis Hamilton - Perez is largely an unknown quantity having only completed two seasons in F1 with a mid-table team.BBC Sport
reports on the British Grand Prix race-day ticket prices are among the most expensive on the F1 calendar, in contrast Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo cost just under £30 - a race ticket for the British GP can be than £40 more and double the price of the Italian GP. It is also the most expensive tickets for showpiece sport in the UK.
Sky Sports reports on Vodafone axing its sponsorship deals by ditching its association with Formula 1.
More news around the interweb to follow.....