2012 Formula One Qantas Australian Grand Prix Results

McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton began their 2012 Formula One season in style by finishing first and third respectively. Second spot was snatched by last year’s World Champion, Sebastian Vettel. Earlier during the day, Hamilton started the race in the front with Button on second and Vettel on sixth place.

2012 Formula One Australian Grand Prix started earlier today in the following order;

1 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes),
2 – Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes),
3 – Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault),
4 – Michael Schumacher (Mercedes),
5 – Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing-Renault),
6 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing-Renault),
7 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes),
8 – Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault),
9 – Nico Hulkenberg (Force-India Mercedes),
10 – Daniel Ricciardo (STR-Ferrari),
11 – Jean-Eric Vergne (STR-Ferrari),
12 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari),
13 – Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari),
14 – Bruno Senna (Williams-Renault),
15 – Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes),
16 – Felipe Massa (Ferrari),
17 – Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari),
18 – Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault),
19 – Heiki Kovalainen (Caterham-Renault),
20 – Vitaly Petrov (Caterham-Renault),
21 – Timo Glock (Marussia-Cosworth),
22 – Charles Pic (Marussia-Cosworth).

Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan were penalised and not allowed to start today’s race.

Following is the final result of today’s race;

1 – Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes),
2 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing-Renault),
3 – Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes),
4 – Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing-Renault),
5 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari),
6 – Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari),
7 – Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault),
8 – Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari),
9 – Daniel Ricciardo (STR-Ferrari),
10 – Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes),
11 – Jean-Eric Vergne (STR-Ferrari),
12 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes),
13 – Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault),
14 – Timo Glock (Marussia-Cosworth),
15 – Charles Pic (Marussia-Cosworth),
16 – Bruno Senna (Williams-Renault),
17 – Felipe Massa (Ferrari) (RET Lap 47 due to puncture in right rear tire),
18 – Heiki Kovalainen (Caterham-Renault) (RET Lap 41 due to car tilting problem),
19 – Vitaly Petrov (Caterham-Renault) (RET Lap 37 – lost power steering),
20 – Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) (RET Lap 13 due to gearbox problems),
21 – Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault) (RET Lap 2 due to contact with Maldonado),
22 – Nico Hulkenberg (Force-India Mercedes) (RET Lap 3 – contact with Webber),
23 – Pedro de la Rosa (HRT-Cosworth) (Penalised and not allowed to race)
24 – Narain Karthikeyan (HRT-Cosworth) (Penalised and not allowed to race).

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