Sebastian Vettel takes Australian Grand Prix win

Sebastian Vettel takes Australian Grand Prix win

After a dominating performance in Melbourne, Sebastian Vettel became the proud winner of the 11th Formula 1 win with the inaugural race of the 2011 F1 season as he beautifully led the race from start to finish, making use of his pole-position. The second place was taken by Lewis Hamilton from McLaren as he had to race with a detached floor after the lap 33, which was filled with running wide, while the Russian Vitaly Petrov occupied the third place, thus becoming the surprise of the Australian GP with a great start and his first ever Formula 1 podium finish. He also gained another position after the first pitstops and was able to maintain it until the end of the race.
Vettel finished with a 22.2-second average over the second ranked for he adopted a two-stop pit strategy and going from sixth to fourth immediately after the green light and overpassing Button and Alonso, who were both running wide in the first corner. Fernando Alonso was the winner of the fourth place because he had a tougher time on the track, a poor start that threw him from the fifth to ninth before the first corner of the race, but then he started recovering lost positions. He was also faced with dealing with a three-stop strategy. The fifth place was taken by Mark Webber and the occupant of the sixth was Jenson Button. Both Schumacher and Rosberg failed to finish the Australian GT and thus Mercedes GP had a poor race. Because of technical reasons, Schumacher was forced to quit on lap 19, while Rosberg stopped after Barichello hit him on lap 22. But the race proved to be really enjoyable despite the fact that the considerable rule changes, embodied by the reintroduction of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System and the Drag Reduction System, did not prove to be so efficient as related to overtaking.


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Sebastian Vettel takes Australian Grand Prix win image