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Butt out Sydney, Australian grand prix to stay in Melbourne

The season-opening grand prix will stay in Melbourne despite overtures from Sydney to share the event.

Formula 1's new owner is open to restoring an earlier start to the season in Melbourne to avoid the Australian Grand Prix clashing with the opening weekend of the AFL - and new owner Liberty Media has ruled out taking the event to Sydney every second year.

Ricciardo's quest to stand on the podium over before it started

Daniel Ricciardo back in the pits.

Disappointment in Melbourne is nothing new for Daniel Ricciardo; what should have been the Red Bull racer's finest hour, a second place on his debut for the team at the Australian Grand Prix in 2014, turned to dust when his first career podium was taken away, his car disqualified for a breach of the technical regulations.

Hamilton grabs pole but Vettel challenges

Hamilton was satisfied with his day's work.

Briton Lewis Hamilton scored his fourth successive pole position at Melbourne's Albert Park lakeside circuit when he qualified his Mercedes fastest of the 20 strong field for Sunday's Formula One season opening Australian Grand Prix.

Bottas rapt at formula one chance

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

Emergency Mercedes recruit Valterri Bottas knows he has been given the Formula 1 chance of a lifetime and he is determined to defy the doubters.

Liberty for all as drivers speak their mind

Let us entertain you: Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel.

Just one year ago in the Formula One pre-season Lewis Hamilton wistfully spoke about the fast-cornering, wide-tyre monsters of eras past and wished for their return. Amazingly, it happened.