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.
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.
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.
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.
Kimi Raikkonen had the best strategy in Melbourne but Ferrari were the team to beat in the pits.
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 say it could take a while before they recover from the poor start to the season they made in Australia with the MP4-28.
Kimi Raikkonen said his season-opening win at Melbourne was “not too difficult”.
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 came from seventh on the grid to win the Australian Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen starts the year ahead in the drivers’ standings but Ferrari lead the constructors;’ championship after round one.
Kimi Raikkonen won the Australian Grand Prix for Lotus.
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Cool conditions in this morning’s Q3 may give those who qualified in the top ten a headache in today’s Australian Grand Prix. Here’s the data from qualifying.
Despite the unprecedented disruption to qualifying it was business as usual for Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull.
Sebastian Vettel leads a Red Bull front row lockout for the first race of 2013.
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