Four Grand Prix into the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season, The Checkered Flag looks at this season’s rookie class.
2016 Australian Grand Prix
Following an investigation by the FIA, Scuderia Ferrari have been cleared of any wrongdoing at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.
Elimination style qualifying has been ditched following a meeting between team principals and managers.
Nico Rosberg felt the Australian Grand Prix was ‘perfect’ for him after taking his fourth consecutive race victory on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton was happy to have salvaged P2 in Australia after dropping away from pole position to P7 on the opening lap.
Sebastian Vettel felt the red flag period during the Australian Grand Prix pretty much ended his chance of victory on Sunday despite leading the early stages of the race.
Daniel Ricciardo was happy with the pace of his Red Bull RB12 after coming home fourth in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Felipe Massa was happy with his result in Australia after securing P5 on Sunday for the Williams Martini Racing team.
Gene Haas was over the moon after seeing Romain Grosjean secure a points finish during his Haas F1 Team’s Grand Prix debut in Australia.
Romain Grosjean was delighted after securing a sixth place finish for the Haas F1 Team on their Grand Prix debut in Australia.
After finishing the Australian Grand Prix in seventh, Nico Hulkenberg was quite satisfied with his position.
Valtteri Bottas admitted the Australian Grand Prix weekend had been a difficult one for him and his Williams Martini Racing outfit.
Carlos Sainz Jr believes Toro Rosso deserved more than finishing ninth and tenth during the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Max Verstappen was disappointed to score only one point during the Australian Grand Prix after running competitively inside the top four during the early laps of the race.
Jolyon Palmer just missed out on points in Australia, but felt his Renault team can be proud of its efforts during the weekend at Albert Park.