17th March 2012, 18:04 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive
An exciting start to the season in prospect in Melbourne 17th March 2012, 18:04
The curtain-raiser for the 2012 season looks alive with possibilities and fascinating storylines.
Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix showed F1 fans can expect a close season of racing in 2012.
The sun came up on an exciting start to the 2012 F1 season with closely-matched cars in practice and an unpredictable qualifying session.
HRT’s drivers will not be allowed to start the Australian Grand Prix having failed to beat the 107% time in qualifying.
Sergio Perez has been relegated to 22nd on the provisional grid for the Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in Australia for McLaren. Romain Grosjean put Lotus third – while team mate Kimi Raikkonen could only manage 18th.
Lewis Hamilton heads a McLaren one-two on the grid for the Australian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean claimed third ahead of Michael Schumacher and the two Red Bulls.
Both Ferrari drivers were eliminated before the top ten shoot-out in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
HRT are likely to miss the Australian Grand Prix for a second year in a row.
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