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Kimi wins the Australian GP 2007

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The five red lights illuminate and then go out to signal the start of the 2007 Australian Grand Prix and the 2007 Formula One season is go-go-go ! And Kimi Raikonnen took the lead and kept the lead throughtout the race.

Kimi Raikonnen

Kimi Raikkonen won the 2007 Australian Grand Prix with relative ease today in what was his first race and victory with the Scarlet Ferrari. Team-mate Felipe Massa came sixth desperately trying to overtake Fisichella in his Renault but not being able to do so till the chequered flag. Current world champion Fernando Alonso came second behind Kimi to make a solid start to his F1 season. Lewis Hamilton – the new McLaren kid on the block came third to make it a McLaren 2-3. The Renault’s performance was lacklustre again with Fisichella coming 5th and rookie Heiki Kovalainen came 10th

2007 FIA formula one Australian Grand Prix Final Results and Timing

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Grid Points

1 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Winner

2 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes +7.2 secs

3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +18.5 secs

4 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW +38.7 secs

5 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault +66.4 secs

6 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari +66.8 secs

7 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota +1 Lap

8 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota +1 Lap

9 12 Jarno Trulli Toyota +1 Lap

10 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault +1 Lap

11 8 Rubens Barrichello Honda +1 Lap

12 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda +1 Lap

13 15 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault +1 Lap

14 18 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR-Ferrari +1 Lap

15 7 Jenson Button Honda +1 Lap

16 23 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda +2 Lap

17 20 Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari +2 Lap

Ret 17 Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota +10 Lap

Ret 14 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault +10 Lap

Ret 10 Robert Kubica BMW +22 Laps

Ret 19 Scott Speed STR-Ferrari +30 Laps

Ret 21 Christijan Albers Spyker-Ferrari +48 Laps

Technorati Tags:formula one, f1, australian grand prix, kimi raikkonen, fernando alonso, heiki kovalainen, felipe massa, lewis hamilton, ferrari, mclaren, renault

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March 18th, 2007 at 5:33 am

Australian Grand Prix Friday Practice 1 and 2

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Times from the first free practice on Friday from the 2007 FIA Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Practice 2 – Massa snatches the lead

Pos No Driver Team Time

1 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:27.353

2 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:27.750

3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:27.829

4 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:27.941

5 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:27.970

6 17 Alexander Wurz Williams 1:27.981

7 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:28.040

8 16 Nico Rosberg Williams 1:28.055

9 10 Robert Kubica BMW 1:28.281

10 14 David Coulthard Red Bull 1:28.495

11 23 Anthony Davidson Aguri 1:28.727

12 12 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:28.921

13 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri 1:29.009

14 7 Jenson Button Honda 1:29.066

15 8 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:29.542

16 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:29.574

17 15 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:29.801

18 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:30.097

19 19 Scott Speed STR 1:30.383

20 20 Christijan Albers Spyker 1:31.108

21 21 Adrian Sutil Spyker 1:31.175

22 18 Vitantonio Liuzzi STR 1:31.693

Practice 1 – Alonso on TOP

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Alonso McLaren 1:29.214 132.970 mph
2 Massa Ferrari 1:30.707 1.493
3 Vettel BMW 1:30.857 1.643
4 Hamilton McLaren 1:30.878 1.664
5 Button Honda 1:31.162 1.948
6 Nakajima WilliamsF1 1:31.401 2.187
7 Coulthard Red Bull 1:31.528 2.314
8 Kovalainen Renault 1:31.571 2.357
9 Webber Red Bull 1:31.661 2.447
10 Barrichello Honda 1:31.737 2.523
11 Sato Super Aguri 1:31.782 2.568
12 Fisichella Renault 1:32.011 2.797
13 Wurz WilliamsF1 1:32.194 2.980
14 Sutil Spyker 1:34.043 4.829
15 Liuzzi Toro Rosso 1:34.627 5.413
16 Albers Spyker 1:35.055 5.841
17 Heidfeld BMW 1:37.249 8.035
18 Davidson Super Aguri 1:39.221 10.007
19 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:39.242 10.028
20 R Schumacher Toyota 1:39.550 10.336
21 Speed Toro Rosso 1:41.763 12.549
22 Trulli Toyota 1:44.130 14.916

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March 16th, 2007 at 3:53 am

Michael not to go to Australian Grand Prix

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Albert Park will host the 2007 Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, no F1fan can wait for the grand F1 spectacle to start. But F1 legend Michael Schumacher who was on podium last year will not even be in the pitlanes this year. Ralf Schumacher told reporters today that Michael would not be flying in for the Australian Formula One weekend and would most probably be catching it on TV. Anyway we have a circuit map of the Albert Park circuit for you. :)
Albert Park Melbourne Circuit MAP

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March 15th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Finally Super Aguri launch Car

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Super Aguri 2007

Super Aguri launched their 2007 formula one challenger the SA07 on Wednesday. This was done after the Super Aguri car had failed many of the new stringent formula one safety tests and they had been unable to launch the car on earlier scheduled dates due to the same reason.The car is a modified version of the 2006 Honda F1 car and hence drew flak about legality under the concorde agreement between formula one teams.

Super Aguri drivers Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato looked all set to race in their new challenger and looked fairly confident despite the fact that they have done almost zero quality testing in their new car.
Super Aguri also found last minute sponsors in Speakerbus and SS Oil.

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March 15th, 2007 at 5:21 am

Aston Martin not to enter F1

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David Richards, the owner of the Prodrive formula one team , and also the owner of the Aston Martin brand has said that Aston Martin will not be entering formula one in the near future atleast. Here is what he said

“Obviously you always review things as you go along, but there are two factors against at the moment.

“Firstly, we consider at Prodrive that our route to be competitive in F1 is to partner an existing team – frankly, I don’t have the patience to set up a team from scratch and flog around at the back of the grid for five years.

“And as far as Aston Martin is concerned, it is a product that is still in its infancy. It is still developing as a brand.

“There is a great range of cars, but there is a long way to go before it is in a place where an involvement in F1 could benefit the brand.

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March 13th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

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