Nick Heidfeld says he hopes Renault can score top-three finishes from the start of the season.
Karun Chandhok will drive for Lotus in first practice at Melbourne having been confirmed as the team’s reserve driver.
Felipe Massa says he is very comfortable with the Drag Reduction System.
Pastor Maldonado says he feels “more than ready” to start his first F1 race this weekend.
Virgin team principal John Booth admits his team face a difficult start to 2011.
Adrian Sutil says Force India’s 2011 car is reliable but not quick enough.
HRT team principal Colin Kolles hopes their untested F111 will not give them “too many surprises”.
HRT will display a Japanese flag on their car during the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Mark Webber says Red Bull have had “the best winter ever” preparing for the new F1 season.
Jenson Button “wouldn’t rule out” a third win in a row in Melbourne, but admits it doesn’t look likely.
Lewis Hamilton admits McLaren face a tough start to the season in Melbourne.
Ross Brawn says Mercedes’ preparations for 2011 have “gone as well as we could have wanted”.
“I feel I have to do something, I want to help.”