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16 Mar 2008: F1: Australian Grand Prix live blog

It’s March, it’s silly-o-clock in the morning, and that means only one thing – F1’s back and it’s time for the Australian Grand Prix. Brits on Pole is here in front of the TV with a lot of tea and a laptop with a stuck ‘N’ key, ready to blog the action as it happens.

15 Mar 2008: F1: Pole for Hamilton as Kimi falters

It wasn’t supposed to be this way – but Lewis Hamilton won’t be complaining. The young Brit began his second F1 season by putting his McLaren on pole in Melbourne, while main rival and defending champion Kimi Raikkonen starts near the back after mechanical problems.

14 Mar 2008: F1: 2008 season preview

So, you’ve stocked up on food and booze, set the alarm clock (or planned to stay up through the night) and you’re all set for a hopefully thrilling season opener in Melbourne. Who are the runners, riders and also-rans for the coming season, and who will you be backing for the drivers’ and constructors’ championships? Here’s our take on the proceedings

13 Mar 2008: IRL: no Minardi in 2008, says Stoddart

Plain-speaking Aussie businessman Paul Stoddart says he won’t be moving his Minardi Champ Car team across to the IRL following the merger because he’s had enough of trolling around at the back of the field.

11 Mar 2008: F1: McLaren teamcast talks up Hamilton’s prospects

Now, we know it won’t exactly set the world of Formula One on fire to learn that Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are the best of friends going into the 2008 season. Or that the team believes Hamilton can handle the pressure of competing at the very top of the sport. But, nevertheless, McLaren’s official teamcast, issued on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix, does make for interesting viewing for anyone interested in the prospects of these two drivers.

Just don’t expect any hot news on Ron’s retirement.

11 Mar 2008: A1GP: series heads off to Mexico City this weekend

The Australian Grand Prix isn’t the only motorsport event on this weekend, you know. While you’re dragging yourself out of bed to fall in front of the telly at silly o’clock, there’ll be a tense title fight taking place in Mexico City.

11 Mar 2008: F1: Reports of Ron’s demise greatly exaggerated

Well, they wrote the obits – but Ron Dennis refused to die. Today he reportedly told staff at McLaren’s Woking HQ that he was going nowhere.

11 Mar 2008: F1: Brawn and Button break silence on Honda’s prospects

Ross Brawn has emerged into the light to give fans of his Honda team an insight into what they might expect from the new racing season. The team maintained an unaccustomed silence throughout much of winter testing, issuing few daily statements on its progress. Well, that’s all over now. Brawn, the new team principal, has broken his silence.

11 Mar 2008: F1: Super Aguri is safe, Davidson looks on the bright side

Talk about making the best of a bad situation. Super Aguri’s tightrope-walk in search of the funding that would ensure their survival wasn’t all bad, according to Anthony Davidson.

11 Mar 2008: F1: Australian GP to start 90 mins later plus UK coverage times

A heads-up to anyone who plans to be in front of the television at an inhuman hour to watch the cars line up on the grid for the first race of the season – we’re guessing that’s quite a few of you. Plus a handy guide to the UK coverage…

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