Here are the results of the 2011 Australian Grand Prix which saw Sebastian Vettel triumph for RBR-Renault. The German finished in a time of one hour and twenty six minutes at Albert Park in Melbourne – two minutes short of the record set there in 2004 by Michael Schumacher.
Mark Webber said that he “didn’t feel comfortable” and had a lot of tyre degradation which was partly to blame for his finish in fifth. His team mate, winner Sebastian Vettel, said:
“I’m very pleased, it was a very good weekend and I had a very nice car to sit in this afternoon. It was a good race – towards the end things calmed down a bit. Lewis didn’t push as hard, so we tried to control the last part of the race. I don’t think it was easy today.
“The start was crucial and being on the clean side I had a very good getaway. I didn’t know if it was enough, but then I saw Lewis and Mark battling for position. I got a cushion on lap one and we tried to hold the gap for the first stint. When the tyres went off, Lewis caught up and we came in. I think it was the right time, as I couldn’t have done more laps.
“After my first stop it was crucial to get past Jenson, which I did. That was important. In the second part of the race I didn’t know what was gong on behind Lewis, if he was under pressure or not, but towards the end of the race I could control it more. We learned a lot of things today. It’s good coming here after a long winter and setting the pace.”
|2||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||58||+22.2 secs||2||18|
|3||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||58||+30.5 secs||6||15|
|4||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||58||+31.7 secs||5||12|
|5||Mark Webber||RBR-Renault||58||+38.1 secs||3||10|
|6||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||58||+54.3 secs||4||8|
|7||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||58||+85.1 secs||8||6|
|8||Sebastien Buemi||STR-Ferrari||57||+1 Lap||10||4|
|9||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||57||+1 Lap||16||2|
|10||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||57||+1 Lap||14||1|
|11||Jaime Alguersuari||STR-Ferrari||57||+1 Lap||12|
|12||Nick Heidfeld||Renault||57||+1 Lap||18|
|13||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault||56||+2 Laps||20|
|14||Jerome d’Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth||54||+4 Laps||22|
|NC||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth||49||+9 Laps||21|
|DSQ||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari||58||+65.8 secs||13|
|DSQ||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari||58||+76.8 secs||9|
|Ret||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP||22||Accident damage||7|
|Ret||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault||19||Water leak||19|
|Ret||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP||19||Puncture damage||11|