Race day images from the opening round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship at Albert Park.
Esteban Ocon wrote his name in the list of drivers to claim Formula One points today, courtesy of a relentless performance that saw him tear down the defences of his opponents lap after lap.

Let's hear from Esteban after his first race Sunday with the team!
Starting the season with points is always positive - Sergio Perez can be proud of his work today!

Hear straight for him as we put the first round of the 2017 season into the history books.
A celebration is much better when with friends!

Italian football club U.S. Città di Palermo - who sport pink and black as a home kit - sent us a gift of two team shirts customised for Checo and Esteban.

Our drivers took the chance to test their footballing skills with a game of keepy-uppies before heading out on track on their way to our first double-points finish of the season!
“To come away from the first race of the year with seven points is a fantastic reward for all the hard work over the winter and this weekend. We know there is more performance to come, but we’ve started with our best foot forward and will head to Shanghai determined to build on these results.”

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We started the new season where we finished off the last one - with a double points finish!

Sergio Perez was 7th after a battling performance, holding off several attacks in the final laps, while Esteban Ocon scored his first point in his career with 10th place, a performance crowned by an impressive overtake on Alonso in the final stages.

Way to go, team!
It's Race Day!

After a long winter, it's time to resume the chase for points, podiums and positions in Melbourne. Checo starts in P10, Esteban is in P13 - make sure you do not miss it!

Grab a cup of coffee and follow our live commentary on Twitter - it's time to race!
The class of 2017 - it's a front row start for us!
Qualifying at Albert Park ahead of tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix.
“The potential was certainly there for us to make Q3, but Sergio didn’t have the cleanest lap during his final run of Q2 and he missed the top ten by a whisker. It’s a long race tomorrow so let’s see what happens. Scoring points with both cars remains the objective.”

Deputy Team Principal, Robert Fernley, ensures the objectives remains firm after today's qualifying session.

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Less than 0.1 divided Sergio Perez from a spot in the top 10 on the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. In a very close session, with the smallest margin between drivers, Esteban Ocon was 14th.

Lots to play for tomorrow, especially as race pace will be the true representation of where all teams stand - we'll be giving 100% to come home with a good result.
With little more than half an hour to the start of qualifying, refresh your memory with a look at our Race Preview for the Australian GP: [ Forceindiaf1.com Link ]

The final changes are taking place in the garage - Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon are ready to take the VJM10 on its first truly competitive session of the season!

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Shout out to the guys and girls of our Composites Design group - all dressed up in pink to celebrate the first outing of the newly-painted VJM10 on Friday.

Bringing some colour to the pitlane - and our team HQ!
Free Practice 3 was cut short with a red flag, meaning our session didn't feature any UltraSoft runs. Much more to come in qualifying in two hours!

Checo completed 12 laps, adding to Esteban's 16 as we gathered the last bits of data ahead of the grid-setting showdown.
The final practice session in Melbourne is about to start!

Join us in the garage - through the magic media of Twitter and Instagram - as Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez work to fine tune the VJM10 ahead of qualifying!
As we prepare for the first qualifying session of the year, read Esteban Ocon's interview with VICE Sports - talking 2017, his career and how younger drivers are getting taller.

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Qualifying Day is starting with pit-stop practice for our crew! A treat for the guests enjoying their pit lane walk...
The opening practice day of the 2017 Formula One World Championship at Albert Park.
“The VJM10 has been behaving as we expected from a set-up perspective, which allowed us to push on with understanding the various tyre compounds and seeing how they perform in these conditions compared to what we saw during pre-season testing. All the information we collected today will determine our approach for the rest of the weekend."

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