Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Melbourne, 2012

2012 Australian Grand Prix in pictures

F1 picturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The 2012 F1 season got off to an exciting start in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix.

While Jenson Button won in style for McLaren there was a lot of action behind him in a busy midfield.

The rain that greeted the teams on Friday was a distance memory and the late afternoon sun at Albert Park in Melbourne provided the perfect backdrop for the opening race of the year – as this collection of pictures shows.

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Images ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo, McLaren/Hoch Zwei, Mercedes, Daimler/Hoch Zwei, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India/Sutton, Sauber F1 Team, Caterham/LAT, Pirelli