We apologise for the delay this evening, as the FIA Stewards took five hours to decide whether or not to exclude Daniel Ricciardo.
The Australian Grand Prix was the start of a new era in Formula 1 history – and the race in Albert Park provided plenty of surprises, controversy and questions that will need to be answered in the weeks ahead. The Melbourne race was dominated by Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton would have been challenging his team-mate if he had not hit trouble early on. Also retiring early was Felipe Massa in the Williams. Later in the race his team-mate Valtteri Bottas gave an indication of the pace of the FW36, but a brush with a wall ended his hopes of glory, although he fought back impressively. Red Bull Racing surprised itself and local hero Daniel Ricciardo had the entire nation emulating his super-sized smile – but nearly six hours after the race it was announced that the Red Bull had been excluded from the event. Red Bull said it would appeal. There were brilliant performances from Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kyvat, the Dane finishing second on his debut (after Ricciardo’s exclusion) and the Russian scoring two points for ninth place. McLaren leads the Constructors’ Championship
It is going to be a season of much excitement…
Also in this week’s issue…
– We talk to Jenson Button
– Proud Dane Peter Nygaard writes about the Magnussens, father and son…
– We look back to the amazing Eddie Rickenbacker
– How to buy a classic F1 car
– JS wonders what it is that F1 communication people actually do
– Mike Doodson meanders through history
– David Tremayne rants and rails
– And Peter Nygaard shows that Danes are good at photography as well as driving F1 cars
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