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Australian Formula One Grand Prix: Who Qualifies for Tomorrow’s Race?

There were a few mild surprises in the three qualifying sessions at Albert Park, sorting out the grid positions.  The teams are coping with unknown quantities in the new, movable wings, the new Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, the new Perelli tires, and the absence of double diffusers.  Some drivers had expressed distress with the extremely busy steering wheels, including a multitude of buttons and switches that are new and complex. Rubens Barichello, the most experienced driver in Formula One with more than 300 starts to his name, caught himself out in Q2.  It seemed that he flattened his rear wing and the abrupt release of down-force spun him off the track and out of the competition for the top-ten grid positions.  Nei...

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