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Formula 1 2011: Australian Grand Prix Results

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.”

 

PosDriverTeamLapsTime/RetiredGridPts
1Sebastian VettelRBR-Renault581:29:30.259125
2Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes58+22.2 secs218
3Vitaly PetrovRenault58+30.5 secs615
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari58+31.7 secs512
5Mark WebberRBR-Renault58+38.1 secs310
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes58+54.3 secs48
7Felipe MassaFerrari58+85.1 secs86
8Sebastien BuemiSTR-Ferrari57+1 Lap104
9Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes57+1 Lap162
10Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes57+1 Lap141
11Jaime AlguersuariSTR-Ferrari57+1 Lap12
12Nick HeidfeldRenault57+1 Lap18
13Jarno TrulliLotus-Renault56+2 Laps20
14Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth54+4 Laps22
NCTimo GlockVirgin-Cosworth49+9 Laps21
DSQSergio PerezSauber-Ferrari58+65.8 secs13
DSQKamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari58+76.8 secs9
RetRubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth48Transmission17
RetNico RosbergMercedes GP22Accident damage7
RetHeikki KovalainenLotus-Renault19Water leak19
RetMichael SchumacherMercedes GP19Puncture damage11
RetPastor MaldonadoWilliams-Cosworth9Transmission15

 

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