Hamilton’s woes continue at Albert Park

MELBOURNE - Lewis Hamilton’s woes continued on Saturday, the 2008 world champion failing to make the third round of qualifying at the Australian Grand Prix a day after courting trouble with police for larkish driving.

Hamilton’s road car impounded by police

MELBOURNE, Australia - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has apologized for his “over exuberant” driving after his road car was impounded by police near the entrance to the Australian Grand Prix.

Kubica fastest in Australian GP practice

Renault driver Robert Kubica set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix, upstaging the teams favored for Sunday’s race.

Webber plays down retirement speculation

MELBOURNE - Red Bull’s Mark Webber has denied he has any desire to quit Formula One after former world champion Lewis Hamilton suggested the Australian veteran might be interested in bowing out on a high at the end of the season.

Drivers slam twilight F1 grand prix

MELBOURNE — Formula One drivers have slammed officials for keeping this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix as a twilight race, saying conditions will be dangerous and their concerns have been ignored.

Schumacher has more to lose than gain: Barichello

MELBOURNE - Williams driver Rubens Barrichello hopes Michael Schumacher is driving just for pleasure as he believes the German great has more to lose than gain from coming back after three seasons on the sidelines.

Melbourne under pressure to banish boredom

MELBOURNE - Formula One officials will hope this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix can inject life into a championship which stalled on the starting grid at the highly anticipated season-opener in Bahrain a fortnight ago.