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Strategic superiority gets Raikkonen and Lotus off to a winning start 17th March 2013, 18:34

Kimi Raikkonen made his way up from seventh on the grid to win the first race of 2012 by making one pit stop fewer than his rivals.

2013 Australian Grand Prix lap times and fastest laps

Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest lap of the race for Lotus and the next quickest car was not a Red Bull, a Ferrari or a Mercedes – but Jean-Eric Vergne’s Toro Rosso.

2013 Australian GP and qualifying in pictures

It was a busy final day at Albert Park with the race and most of qualifying held on the same day. Here’s pictures of Sunday’s action in Melbourne.

2013 Australian Grand Prix lap charts

The Australian Grand Prix looked set to end with a battle for the lead – but the Fernando Alonso’s tyres wilted long before Kimi Raikkonen’s.

2013 Australian GP tyre strategies and pit stops

Kimi Raikkonen had the best strategy in Melbourne but Ferrari were the team to beat in the pits.

Hamilton: Mercedes debut ‘way better than expected’

Lewis Hamilton said he was “really happy” with his first race for Mercedes but is keen to work out where he lost time to his rivals.

McLaren will “look at anything” but see no quick fix

McLaren say it could take a while before they recover from the poor start to the season they made in Australia with the MP4-28.

Raikkonen: Australian GP win was “not too difficult”

Kimi Raikkonen said his season-opening win at Melbourne was “not too difficult”.

Di Resta feels “robbed of seventh place”

Paul di Resta said he was pleased Force India scored seventh and eighth place in the Australian Grand Prix but believed he should have been the driver in seventh place.

Kimi Raikkonen wins 2013 Australian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen came from seventh on the grid to win the Australian Grand Prix.