A new F1 team wins on its debut, an all-Mercedes podium, and rotten luck for a driver on his 200th start. Here’s a round-up of the stats and facts from the Australian Grand Prix.
Almost lost amid the many story lines coming out of today’s Australian Grand Prix was Sebastien Buemi’s fine driver to eighth place. That became seventh after Jarno Trulli’s penalty. Buemi, the only rookie in the field, began the weekend well by out-qualifying team mate Sebastien Bourdais. He avoided the opening lap fracas, ran as high […]
Lewis Hamilton has been promoted to third place in the Australian Grand Prix after Jarno Trulli was handed a 25-second penalty by the stewards. Trulli’s penalty, for overtaking Hamilton during the final safety car period, relegates him from third to 12th.
Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel clashed in dramatic fashion in the dying stages of the Australian Grand Prix. Kubica was catching Vettel and leader Jenson Button at the time and looked set to mount an improbable bid for victory – instead his race and Vettel’s ended in the barriers.
Ferrari got their 2009 season off to a terrible start in Melbourne. Felipe Massa retired late in the race and Kimi Raikkonen lost a points finish after spinning into the barriers.