Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne

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Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher fell to the back of the pack at the start of today’s Australian Grand Prix after colliding on the first lap. But while Alonso climbed back through the field to finish fourth Schumacher was only able to grab tenth place and the final point on the penultimate lap. How did … Continue reading Alonso fourth, Schumacher tenth in their battle from the back in Melbourne

Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

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Fastest laps Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’28.358 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.489 0.131 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.506 0.148 4 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.185 0.827 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’29.210 0.852 6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.291 0.933 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.537 1.179 8 Robert … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix fastest laps

Button wins thrilling Australian GP

2010 Australian Grand Prix

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Jenson Button scored his first win for McLaren in his second start for the team at Melbourne. The world champion made an early switch to slick tyres on a damp track which paid dividends. But once again Sebastian Vettel lost the lead with an apparent car failure on his Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton endured a … Continue reading Button wins thrilling Australian GP

Vettel beats Webber to Melbourne pole (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel denied team mate Mark Webber a pole position start in front of his home crowd at Melbourne. Vettel edged his team mate by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. But the biggest surprise of the session was Lewis Hamilton failing to make it into the … Continue reading Vettel beats Webber to Melbourne pole (Australian Grand Prix qualifying)

2010 Australian Grand Prix grid

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Row 1 Sebastian Vettel 1’23.919Red Bull-Renault Mark Webber 1’24.035Red Bull-Renault Row 2 Fernando Alonso 1’24.111Ferrari Jenson Button 1’24.675McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 Felipe Massa 1’24.837Ferrari Nico Rosberg 1’24.884Mercedes Row 4 Michael Schumacher 1’24.927Mercedes Rubens Barrichello 1’25.217Williams-Cosworth Row 5 Robert Kubica 1’25.372Renault Adrian Sutil 1’26.036Force India-Mercedes Row 6 Lewis Hamilton 1’25.184McLaren-Mercedes Sebastien Buemi 1’25.638Toro Rosso-Ferrari Row 7 Vitantonio … Continue reading 2010 Australian Grand Prix grid

Australian Grand Prix practice in pictures

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Even though it’s the second race of the year seeing F1 cars blasting around Melbourne still feels like where the world championship begins. Most of the cars have a few subtle aerodynamic changes for this race, like McLaren’s new sidepod-mounted rear mirrors and Sauber’s interpretation of the ‘F-duct’. And Renault, HRT and a few other … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix practice in pictures