Red Bull and Ferrari were closely-matched over longer runs in first practice.
Mark Webber set the fastest time in the dying moments of the first practice session in Melbourne.
Pastor Maldonado says he feels “more than ready” to start his first F1 race this weekend.
One driver on the 2011 grid has been waiting more than a decade for a win.
Williams has announced a major sponsorship deal with Venezuelan state petroleum company PDVSA.
Patrick Head has defended Williams’ new driver for 2011, Pastor Maldonado.
Williams have finally confirmed Pastor Maldonado will make his F1 debut with them in 2011
Reports in the Brazilian press claim GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado will join Rubens Barrichello at Williams in 2011, replacing Nico H?â??lkenberg. There has been much speculation over H?â??lkenberg’s seat in recent days as Williams are believed to need a driver who can bring sponsorship to the team next year. Maldonado is heavily backed by Venezuela’s … Continue reading Maldonado-to-Williams rumours grow