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Formula One under scrutiny over balance between safety and entertainment

Formula One under scrutiny over balance between safety and entertainment

IAN RANSOM AFTER a dramatic Australian Grand Prix laden with crashes and red flags, Formula One takes a three-week break from racing but the debate over the balance between safety and entertainment may rage through to the next stop in Baku. Eight cars failed to finish Sunday's race and four crashed out within seconds of a standing restart as stewards failed to produce a winner from a two-lap sprint. Organisers also came under fire for security and safety failures at Albert Park after fans poured onto the track before the race was completed, while a spectator was struck by a piece of debris from…
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Team-by-team analysis of the Australian Grand Prix

Team-by-team analysis of the Australian Grand Prix

TEAM-BY-TEAM analysis of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne's Albert Park, round three of the 23-race Formula One season (listed in current championship order): RED BULL (Max Verstappen 1, Sergio Perez 5) Red Bull won the opening three races of a season for the first time. This was also their 350th race. The victory, from pole, was double champion Verstappen's second of 2023 and first in Australia. The Dutchman lost out to Russell and Hamilton at the start, complaining about Hamilton's turn-three move forcing him wide, but retook the lead by passing the seven-times champion around the outside on lap…
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Formula One statistics for the Australian Grand Prix

Formula One statistics for the Australian Grand Prix

FORMULA One statistics for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the third round of the 23-race season:Lap distance: 5.278km. Total distance: 306.124km (58 laps)2022 pole position: Charles Leclerc (Monaco) Ferrari, one minute 17.868 seconds.2022 winner: LeclercRace lap record: Leclerc (2022) 1:20.260Start time: 0500 GMT (1500 local) There was no grand prix at Albert Park in 2020 and 2021. The circuit was shortened by 28 metres, with two turns taken out and seven corners modified, for last year's race and is now considered a new layout from 2019. A fourth DRS zone has been added for this year. AUSTRALIAMcLaren rookie Oscar…
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