Driver reaction: Australian GP - Friday
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Melbourne paddock following Friday practice for the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Red Bull and Ferrari row over Mekies signing
The Formula One season is less than 48 hours old but it didn't stop things getting heated between Ferrari and Red Bull when Laurent Mekies' name was mentioned in Friday's press conference.
Hamilton edges Verstappen as Red Bull closes gap
Lewis Hamilton remained top of the order in FP2 in Australia but saw Max Verstappen and Red Bull close the gap considerably.
Hamilton dominant in opening Melbourne practice
Lewis Hamilton ensured Mercedes picked up where they left in 2017 by topping the timesheets in the opening practice session of the Australian Grand Prix.
LIVE: Opening practice in Australia
The new F1 season is finally here. Follow the opening practice session of the Australian Grand Prix weekend with us here.
Australian GP 2018: All you need to know
Following a long winter break, Formula One returns this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix serving as the curtain-raiser for the 2018.
Engineered Insanity: Get ready for the new F1 season.
The 2018 Formula One season is almost here and it's time to get excited.
Hamilton: Nothing has changed on diversity in F1
Lewis Hamilton has taken aim at Formula One after he accused the sport of lacking diversity ahead of the opening race of the new season.
Australian Grand Prix: Full coverage
A round-up of all of our coverage of the Australian Grand Prix, which kicks off the 2018 Formula One season.
Grosjean: 0.5s gap to Ferrari is possible
Romain Grosjean reckons Gene Haas' target of his team being within half a second of Ferrari is achievable.
Verstappen: Straights could be 'painful' for Red Bull
Max Verstappen is refusing to make predictions ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this weekend, but is concerned Melbourne's straights may prove to be Red Bull's weakness.
Vettel: Mercedes the favourites... for now
Ferrari may not have set the benchmark during winter testing but it hasn't stopped Sebastian Vettel from labeling his car "great" ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Alonso: McLaren should be at the front by mid-season
Fernando Alonso knows McLaren won't be in the running for victory at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, but says it "should" be fighting Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull by mid-season.
F1 facing 'most important' six months of its history
Driver-turned pundit Martin Brundle believes Formula One is currently at a pivotal moment in its history.
Ocon: I have to beat Perez this year
Esteban Ocon says he must beat Force India teammate Sergio Perez this year in order to advance his career after 2018.
Ricciardo warned not to 'rock the boat' at Red Bull
Daniel Ricciardo is set to become one of Formula One's hottest out-of-contract stars and Lewis Hamilton had some words of wisdom for the Australian.
Hamilton responds to Rosberg's 'inconsistency' jibe
Lewis Hamilton says former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was just trying to make headlines when he suggested inconsistency was his biggest weakness.
Perez: 'We are not as bad as we look'
Force India may have had an underwhelming winter testing but Sergio Perez insists things are still looking bright ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
ESPN's F1 coverage launches with Australian Grand Prix
After an absence of more than 20 years, Formula One will return to ESPN in 2018 beginning with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Ricciardo on Verstappen rivalry: 'The more intense the better.'
Daniel Ricciardo hopes his rivalry with teammate Max Verstappen can push the pair towards a championship challenge.
Melbourne all set for new Formula 1 season.
The teams and drivers look ahead to the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 season in Melbourne, which features a record-breaking 21 races.
The Pit Stop: Predictions on what to expect for 2018.
Jennie Gow and Sam Collins answer some of your top technical questions in the Pit Stop.
What can we expect for the 2018 F1 season?
ESPN's Jennie Gow and Sam Collins discuss what fans can expect from the new season as it kicks off this weekend in Australia.
Hamilton: Don't believe the hype
The majority of the Formula One paddock is convinced Mercedes are the favourites for victory ahead of this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton is not so sure.
Ricciardo looking to send message to rivals in Melbourne
Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to upset Formula One's established order with a home win at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
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