Alonso and Vandoorne in the two McLarens were eliminated from contending for pole position when both Haas and Renault drivers bettered their personal best laps despite the latter team's drivers locking their tyres. He steered to the middle and Bottas swerved to the outside under braking due to a miscommunication that sent him into the gravel trap. He then improved his lap to a circuit-record 1 minute and 21.164 seconds to clinch pole position. 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The first practice session took place in sunny weather conditions. U.S.-owned Haas earlier announced they would not be renewing the contracts of the Dane and his experienced French team mate Romain Grosjean. Alonso resisted the pressure from Verstappen while holding on to fifth place. Vettel took the chequered flag to win the Australian Grand Prix for the second consecutive year, followed by Hamilton and Räikkönen rounding the podium. ESPN examines the best bets ahead of the 2018 Formula One season. Best bets for the 2018 Formula One season On lap 26 Vettel pitted under the VSC and emerged ahead of Hamilton and Räikkönen. Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has backed his star driver's demand for greater diversity in Formula One. F1 confirms Netflix documentary on 2018 season Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix  In the first part of qualifying (Q1), track conditions improved greatly as drivers settled into undertaking long distance runs to acquaint themselves with the evolving conditions. Race weekend. Bottas hit with gearbox penalty after 27G crash Vettel set the fastest lap at 1 minute and 26.067 seconds with his teammate Räikkönen in second. Practice 2 1 a.m. ESPN3 Grosjean: 0.5s gap to Ferrari is possible Pour obtenir son 73e départ depuis la tête, il réalise, selon ses propres dires, ESPN previews the first race of the 2018 Formula One season, which takes place at Albert Park, Melbourne. Sauber's Marcus Ericsson was third, ahead of Verstappen, Sainz and Ricciardo. Vettel win offers hope of close-fought season (1:30), Hamilton moves past Schumacher with 92nd win, Mercedes backs Red Bull's plan to take over Honda F1 project, Vitaly Petrov steps down as Portuguese GP steward after father's death, Vettel admits Leclerc in 'another class' at Portuguese GP, Verstappen, Stroll avoid punishment for 'unnecessary' collision, McLaren questions Racing Point's handling of Stroll's COVID-19 case, Haas open to running two rookies in 2021, admits money is a factor, Hamilton questions FIA's choice of Petrov as a steward, Why Hamilton had the edge over Bottas in Q3 at Portimao. Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari did not show anything close to its true performance in the opening practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix. Share Tweet Share Share Pin. Who said what after the Australian Grand Prix Watch Formula1 2018 Australian Grand Prix – 25/03/18 Full HD 1080p – 25th March 2018 – …  Elsewhere, Toro Rosso employed 2016 GP2 Series champion Pierre Gasly and two-time World Endurance co-champion Brendon Hartley as their full-time drivers for 2018 after the pair debuted with the squad in the latter stages of the 2017 championship. On the Grid 12:30 a.m. ESPN2 , Saturday afternoon's qualifying session was divided into three parts. Ecclestone to face further bribery and corruption charges  It was his fifth consecutive pole position at the track, his seventh overall in Melbourne to move past Ayrton Senna in the number of pole positions in Australia, and the 73rd of his career. ESPN takes a look at the best strategy options for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. “I’m only just 28-years-old… but we’ll see.  Massa retired from Formula One at the conclusion of the 2017 championship, and was replaced at Williams by former Renault test driver and SMP Racing driver Sergey Sirotkin, who made his competitive début with the team. Alonso expects 'big points' for McLaren despite Q2 elimination ", Per the regulations for the 2018 season, three practice sessions were held, two 90-minute sessions on Friday and another 60-minute session before qualifying on Saturday. Report RACE: Vettel stuns Hamilton with Ferrari victory. Raikkonen surprised Ferrari kept him in dark over Vettel's strategy Vettel profite de l'occasion pour changer ses pneus et ressort juste devant Hamilton qui, lui, a été contraint de ralentir. Max Verstappen says he only has himself to blame for failing to beat the Ferraris to a spot on the front row of the grid. Wolff: More diversity in paddock would do us good Le Grand Prix automobile d'Australie 2018 (Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australia Grand Prix), disputé le 25 mars 2018 sur le circuit d'Albert Park, est la 977e épreuve du championnat du monde de Formule 1 courue depuis 1950. After the first round of pit stops Vettel led with Hamilton second and Räikkönen in third. A round-up of all of our coverage of the Australian Grand Prix, which kicks off the 2018 Formula One season. Vettel stuns Hamilton to win in Melbourne Sebastian Vettel won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix against the odds after taking advantage of a Virtual Safety Car to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory. “I’m only just 28-years-old… but we’ll see. Formula 1 Season 2013x01 Australian Grand Prix 720p Full Race Movies Preview ... 2018-04-10 17:48:12 Identifier But it was Vettel in the second Ferrari who was the first driver to set a lap time below the 1 minute and 21 seconds mark all weekend with a 1-minute and 21.944 seconds effort. Le coéquipier de Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas est victime d'un gros accident dès le début de son tour rapide qui provoque une interruption au drapeau rouge, et il doit partir de loin compte tenu de la reconstruction de sa monoplace. The safety car came in at the end of lap 31. The teams and drivers look ahead to the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 season in Melbourne, which features a record-breaking 21 races. “My dad [former F1 racer Jan] was an IndyCar driver back in the 1990s and I’ve been to IndyCar races with him as a small child. A round-up of all of our coverage of the Australian Grand Prix, which kicks off the 2018 Formula One season. This left the top ten Vettel, Hamilton, Räikkönen, Ricciardo, Alonso, Verstappen, Hülkenberg, Bottas, Vandoorne and Sainz. Has F1's engine 'party mode' ban actually helped Mercedes? What can we expect for the 2018 F1 season? F1 facing 'most important' six months of its history, says Brundle Stoffel Vandoorne en terminant neuvième, permet à McLaren de placer ses deux monoplaces dans les points, tout comme Carlos Sainz Jr. qui prend le point restant pour Renault. 2018 Dutch TT: MotoGP™ Full Race. , In the second practice session, Verstappen was the early pace setter after ten minutes and held the top position until Bottas beat his time. Leclerc, who had previously driven in Friday practice sessions in 2016 and 2017, was hired by the team to replace Pascal Wehrlein, who could not find a race seat and was instead enlisted as one of Mercedes's test and reserve drivers while racing full-time in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series. Daniel Ricciardo has lashed out at the Australian Grand Prix stewards after receiving a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow during a red flag period in FP2.  On the supersoft compound tyres, Hamilton set the fastest time in the opening practice session with a 1-minute and 24.026 seconds lap, followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas who was 0.551 seconds slower in second place and Max Verstappen of Red Bull was third. Stunning Hamilton lap beats Ferrari drivers to pole  Early in the session, Esteban Ocon lost control of his Force India and ran into the turn three gravel trap but he rejoined without trouble. Mercedes miscalculated the required gap between Vettel and Hamilton to prevent a jump under the safety car before Vettel's pit stop due to a software glitch. Ocon: I have to beat Perez this year Engines ready for the Australian Grand Prix Schumacher, Ilott and Schwartzman complete Ferrari test at Fiorano. The new Formula One season is less than 48 hours old, but two of its biggest teams have already engaged in a war of words in the paddock. On lap 19 Hamilton pitted for softs to cover Räikkönen and emerged on track ahead of him. Sirotkin's F1 debut ended by loose sandwich bag Vettel occupe donc la tête du championnats des pilotes avec 25 points, devant Hamilton (18 points) et Räikkönen (15 points).  The session was stopped for five minutes when a timing cable wire detached and fell onto the start/finish straight and was picked up by track marshals quickly. Le Grand Prix d'Australie 2018 représente : Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. The race was contested at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and was the first round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.  In the week before the Grand Prix, race officials confirmed the inclusion of a third drag reduction system (DRS) zone. I don’t know what that is, so that’s what I’m discovering. ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Melbourne paddock following the 2018 Australian Grand Prix. Räikkönen, en résistant jusqu'au bout à Daniel Ricciardo (auteur du meilleur tour dans sa 54e boucle), prend la troisième place alors que Fernando Alonso, cinquième, égale son meilleur résultat chez McLaren et est élu pilote du jour. On lap 9, Verstappen spun at turn one while chasing Magnussen and dropped down to eighth. Daniel Ricciardo will start his home race with a three-place grid penalty after he was caught speeding under red flags during second practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean reckons Gene Haas' target of his team being within half a second of Ferrari is achievable. Sebastian Vettel's tradition of naming his Formula One cars has continued with the christening of 'Loria', his 2018 Ferrari. ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix which, for the second year in succession, was won by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen said he did not feel aggrieved to see teammate Sebastian Vettel win the Australian Grand Prix, although he was surprised Ferrari did not keep him informed about the German's strategy during the race. Son coéquipier Kimi Räikkönen, en deuxième position, rentre le premier aux stands, dès le 18e tour. The competitive edge between Formula One's two four-time world champions, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, was clear to see after the former claimed pole for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo hopes his rivalry with teammate Max Verstappen can push the pair towards a championship challenge.