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.
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 … Continue reading Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne
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 … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix fastest laps
Review the action-packed Australian Grand Prix with this selection of images from the race.
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 … Continue reading Unreliability costs Vettel another win
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 … Continue reading Hamilton fumes after strategy mistake
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 … Continue reading Button wins thrilling Australian GP
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 … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix result
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 … Continue reading F1 championship points after 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.
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Those of you on Britain can hear me on Talksport radio tonight at around 8.45pm discussing the Australian Grand Prix. I understand one of the people I’ll be talking to is Eddie Irvine, who of course won the race back in 1999. I was also on Sky News yesterday at half one talking about Lewis … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/3/2010