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Mar 15

F1: Rosberg Fastest In Final Australian Grand Prix Practice

Nico Rosberg drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals.

Rosberg was 1.4 seconds quicker than the next fastest driver, of , around the Albert Park street circuit.

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Mar 13

F1: Alonso Quickest, Hamilton Struggles In First Practice

Fernando Alonso rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favorite was one of several drivers to strike trouble as entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned cars ahead of the season opener.

Hamilton was unable to complete a single lap after his engine automatically shut down due to an oil pressure alarm on his first tour of the Albert Park circuit. With repairs to the complex V6 turbo hybrid engines taking much longer than last year’s powertrains, Hamilton was unable to emerge in the next 90 minutes.

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Mar 12

Jenson Button Opens Up On The Impact Of His Father’s Death

Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

(R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button has spoken at length for the first time about the impact of the death of his father John, who passed away at the age of 70 earlier this year.

Speaking to British newspaper journalists he made it clear that the will be an emotional weekend.

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Mar 1

F1: Jenson Button Upbeat Despite Gearbox Problems

Jenson Button pilots the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

pilots the MP4-29 . (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Despite a rare reliability glitch with the new McLaren, Jenson Button was encouraged by the form of the car in on Friday.

McLaren has been near the top of the mileage charts all winter, but on Friday, Button ran only 49 laps after the car required some gearbox work.

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Feb 28

F1: Perez, Force India Set Pace Again In Bahrain

Sergio Perez was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in . (Photo: Getty Images)

For a second successive day, Sergio Perez topped the times for Force India in Bahrain.

On a day when a lot of teams managed to avoid serious reliability issues, five cars managed to complete over 100 laps, while others enjoyed their best days of the winter thus far. However, it was a less productive day for Lotus and , with both teams missing out on a lot of running.

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