Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Melbourne, 2012

2012 Australian Grand Prix result

2012 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button won the opening race of 2012 ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Their team mates occupied the next two positions with Fernando Alonso fifth for Ferrari.

Pastor Maldonado crashed out of sixth place on the final lap. Behind him, a frenzied exchange of positions left Kimi Raikkonen seventh ahead of Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo and Paul di Resta.

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 58 2.139 2.139
3 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 4.075 1.936
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 58 4.547 0.472
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 21.565 17.018
6 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 58 36.766 15.201
7 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 58 38.014 1.248
8 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 58 39.458 1.444
9 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 58 39.556 0.098
10 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 58 39.737 0.181
11 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 58 39.848 0.111
12 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 57.642 17.794
13 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 57 1 lap 1 lap
14 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 57 1 lap 116.965
15 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 53 5 laps 4 laps
16 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 52 6 laps 1 lap
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6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 46 12 laps 6 laps Accident
20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 38 20 laps 8 laps Suspension
21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 34 24 laps 4 laps Steering
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 10 48 laps 24 laps Gearbox
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1 57 laps 9 laps Accident
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 0 58 laps 1 lap Suspension

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