2010 March 28 archive

Melbourne was a blast but F1′s aero problem remains (Australian GP analysis) 28th March 2010, 22:34

The Australia Grand Prix was every bit as thrilling as Bahrain was dull. But don’t expect many more races like that unless we get a lot more rain, because F1′s aerodynamic problem hasn’t gone away – as the later stages of today’s race showed.

Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne

Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher fell to the back of the pack at the start of today’s Australian Grand Prix after colliding on the first lap. But while Alonso climbed back through the field to finish fourth Schumacher was only able to grab tenth place and the final point on the penultimate lap. How did […]

Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Fastest laps Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148 4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852 6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179 8 Robert […]

Australian Grand Prix in pictures

Review the action-packed Australian Grand Prix with this selection of images from the race.

Unreliability costs Vettel another win

For the second race in a row Sebastian Vettel took pole position and led convincingly – until his car failed. After the race he rued that his car problems meant he only has 12 points when he should have 50. Are Red Bull’s reliability problems going to cost him a shot at the championship? Vettel’s […]

Hamilton fumes after strategy mistake

Lewis Hamilton performed brilliantly in the Australian Grand Prix but was clearly angry at finishing only sixth having run third earlier in the race. Hamilton blamed the team’s decision for him to make a second stop for tyres on lap 35. That dropped him behind the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Although he […]

Button wins thrilling Australian GP

Jenson Button scored his first win for McLaren in his second start for the team at Melbourne. The world champion made an early switch to slick tyres on a damp track which paid dividends. But once again Sebastian Vettel lost the lead with an apparent car failure on his Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton endured a […]

Australian Grand Prix result

Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 4 2 11 Robert Kubica Renault 58 12.034 12.034 9 3 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 14.488 2.454 5 4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 16.304 1.816 3 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 16.683 0.379 6 6 2 Lewis Hamilton […]

F1 championship points after Australia

F1 drivers’ points after Australia 2010 Position Driver Points 1 Fernando Alonso 37 2 Felipe Massa 33 3 Jenson Button 31 4 Lewis Hamilton 23 5 Nico Rosberg 20 6 Robert Kubica 18 7 Sebastian Vettel 12 8 Michael Schumacher 9 9 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 10 Mark Webber 6 11 Rubens Barrichello 5 =12 Nico […]

Rate the race: Australia

So, who thought Melbourne gave us a better race than Bahrain? Rate the Australian Grand Prix out of ten and leave a comment below.