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Sebastian Vettel celebrates an important win for Ferrari at Albert Park
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, applies the winners sticker in victory lane with his son, Owen
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A rare behind the view look at an F1 podium
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS,celebrates his victory with a burnout
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The 2017 class of F1 drivers pose for their traditional beginning of season photo
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Rookies Antonio Giovinazzi (36 - subbing for Pascal Wehrlein) and Stoffel Vandoorne kick up dirt at the start of the race
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Sebastian Vettel celebrates his Australian GP win with Ferrari team boss Mauricio Arrivabene (C)
The fabulous Fontana track afford many racing lines which makes racing there so great.
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Maverick Vinales leads Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi on his way to victory in his maiden race for the team
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Larson sweeps in Fontana
Wins both Xfinity and Cup races
Target Chip Ganassi driver Kyle Larson had a weekend he won't soon forget. Racing in front of his home crowd, he won the NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday and Sunday led a race high 110 laps to finally get his first Monster Cup win of 2017 going away. Surviving several late cautions and restarts, Larson's Chevy simply could not be touched. Penske Ford driver Brad Keselowski was 2nd 0.779sec behind after the final green-white-checkered. Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-3.
Vinales wins on debut with Yamaha
Holds off Ducati rider Dovizioso
Maverick Vinales got his new career started on the right foot with his new Yamaha MotoGP team. Starting from pole, Vinales outdueled Andrea Dovizioso and teammate Valentino Rossi to win the first race of the 2017 MotoGP season in Qatar in sensational style. Vinales dropped to fifth early, but rode back into contention after the midpoint of the race and then kept the powerful Ducati at bay at the checkered flag.
Australian GP Sunday Press Conference
1 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
Vettel defeats Hamilton to win in Australia
Ferrari preseason pace confirmed
Sebastian Vettel soundly defeated Lewis Hamilton to win the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix to kick off Formula 1's new era with a superb victory for Ferrari. After shadowing polesitter Hamilton throughout the race’s opening stages, Vettel came out ahead of Hamilton at the first round of stops. From there the German never looked back, taking the checkered flag almost 10 seconds clear to clinch Ferrari’s first win since Singapore 2015, with teammate Kimi Raikkonen fourth.
Larson Holds Off Logano For Xfinity Win at Fontana
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Kyle Larson kept polesitter Joey Logano at bay after a restart with four laps left in Saturday's Service King 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway and held on to win by .127 seconds. Logano chased Larson to the checkered flag but couldn't prevent the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet from scoring his first victory of the season, his second at Fontana and the sixth of his career.
Australian GP Post-Qualifying Press Conference
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
Hamilton nips Vettel for pole in Australia
Ferrari gains on Mercedes but still slower
Lewis Hamilton won pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, after close a tense qualifying battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton, putting his superior Aldo Costa designed car to maximum use on his final run, won pole position with a 1m22.188s lap. Bottas briefly held top stop before Hamilton's flyer, with Vettel then splitting the Mercedes by posting the second fastest time on his final run.
Kyle Larson Wins Pole In California
Auto Club 400
After three straight runner-up finishes in his last three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts, Kyle Larson will start first after winning the pole Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Larson edged Denny Hamlin by 0.014 seconds in Friday's qualifying session, as Hamlin covered the two-mile distance at 186.979 mph. The Coors Light Pole Award was Larson's first at Auto Club, first of the season and second of his career.
Australian GP Friday Press Conference
Team RepresentativesTEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Paddy LOWE (Williams)
2017 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Marks A New Era
This weekend Rolex celebrates its fifth consecutive year as F1 Event Title Partner of the opening race of the FIA Formula One World Championship season, the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX. A Global Partner and the Official Timepiece of Formula 1 since 2013, Rolex’s commitment to the pinnacle of motor sport exemplifies the brand’s ongoing quest for excellence and for pushing the boundaries of human and technical performance.
Sebring Post-Race Notebook
by Steven Cole Smith
-Garcia Reaches Superman Status at Sebring
-Performance Tech Continues Perfect Season with Win at Home
-A Strong Start for Mercedes
Australian GP Thursday Press Conference Part 1
In a new format, Thursday's FIA press conference was split into two parts
PART ONE: DRIVERS
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Fernando ALONSO (McLaren)
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