Race strategy – how the teams can master Monaco

The opening day in Monte Carlo may not have revealed too much following an afternoon downpour, but by analysing previous Monaco races – and the patterns that developed in FP1 – the teams will still have a pretty good idea of how Sunday’s Grand Prix could play out. We take a look at the likeliest strategies they will adopt to conquer the streets of the Principality…
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Alonso set for Malaysia return

Fernando Alonso will be back in race action in Malaysia this weekend providing he passes final medical tests, McLaren have confirmed.
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Friday analysis – Red Bull spring a surprise, Ferrari fire a warning

Conditions proved consistent on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, allowing the teams to complete their assessments of Pirelli’s hard- and medium-compound tyres and to do some race simulation runs. And while Mercedes hit the front as expected, they were given pause for thought by Ferrari – who themselves appear to be only fractions of a second ahead of Williams and a resurgent Red Bull. With tyre degradation causing headaches all along the pit lane, we could be set for a fascinating battle at Sepang…
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Winners and Losers – the Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton scored a classy triumph in the 2015 season-opener, but he and Mercedes weren’t the only team celebrating on Sunday night. Sauber put a tumultuous few days behind them in style, Ferrari made a welcome return to the podium – while McLaren were two laps down, but did at least see the chequered flag. We take a team-by-team look at the highs and lows of Sunday’s action at Melbourne Park…
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In quotes – Sunday in Melbourne

The season-opening 2015 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix threw up plenty of drama, with Ferrari back on the podium, numerous retirements, and points for not one but two F1 rookies. Here’s what those involved made of the race…
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McLaren: Race finish a small victory

McLaren described getting to the finish of the 2015 Australian season-opener as a small victory amid what was otherwise a ‘tremendously difficult weekend’.
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Jenson Button Q&A: Every lap we can do counts

After a disrupted winter test programme, McLaren were in desperate need of a smooth day of running on Friday in Australia, but unfortunately several niggly problems – and an off for Kevin Magnussen – restricted their running. At the end of a slightly trying opening day, Jenson Button gave his feedback to the media…
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Max Verstappen Q&A: Fifth possible for Toro Rosso in 2015

F1 racing’s youngest ever driver Max Verstappen was extremely unlucky not to score points in the Australian season opener, having run as high as sixth before mechanical troubles hit. But despite being only midway through his second race weekend, the Dutchman has already seen enough in the STR10 to convince him that Toro Rosso’s ambitious target of fifth in the 2015 constructors’ standings is achievable…
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