Jenson Button was relieved to see the chequered flag in the Australian GP and hopes his performance will allow the team to be more competitive in Malaysia.
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi said it had been a “frustrating day” for the team after both its cars retired on the first lap of the Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton won the opening race of the 2015 in Melbourne ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg with what few of their rivals finished a long way behind.
A one-two for Mercedes in Melbourne means they already have more points than their next three closest rivals put together.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in Australia while just 11 cars reached the chequered flag.
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Valtteri Bottas will not contest the opening race of the 2015 season due to a back injury, Williams has confirmed.
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Mercedes’ advantage in qualifying was larger today than it was at any race last year. But there’s plenty of intrigue ahead of the season-opening grand prix.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
Both Ferrari drivers believe they could have beaten Felipe Massa to third place in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas could miss the first race of the season after being taken to hospital to have a back injury examined after qualifying.
Felipe Nasr said he would have benefited from more time to learn the Albert Park track had he not been forced to miss first practice yesterday.
After qualifying on the back row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix Jenson Button admitted McLaren’s chances of even finishing the race are slim as he is yet to cover more than 12 laps in a row.
Lewis Hamilton got his championship defence off to the best possible start by claiming pole position for the first race of the season in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton took his fourth Australian Grand Prix pole position, ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg.
Manor has failed to get either of its cars on track in time to qualify for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton led the final practice session for the Australian Grand Prix with almost a full second in hand over team mate Nico Rosberg.
Giedo van der Garde will not drive in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix having reached an agreement with Sauber.