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F1 drives into unknown at season-opener

Formula One enters a new and unpredictable era at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix after a change in engines and a limit on fuel left many drivers wondering whether they will reach the finish. Britain's Lewis Hamilton will start the season-opener on pole after a thrilling qualifying session which most cars escaped unscathed, defying doomsday predictions of widespread mechanical failures. However, 58 laps of the parkland Melbourne circuit will provide a severe test for the teams which are still adapting to the new, quieter 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines and their energy recovery systems (ERS). And the great unknown is how drivers will manage the new 100 kilos (about 135 litres) limit on...
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