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Australia 2011 Australian Grand Prix
Melbourne110327
Race 1 of 19 in the 2011 Formula One season
Date 27 March 2011
Official name 2011 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix
Location Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

5.303 km (3.295 mi)

Distance 58 laps, 307.574 km (191.12 mi)
Weather Mainly sunny
Pole Position
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
Time 1:23.529
Fastest Lap
Driver Brazil Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
Time 1:28.947 on lap 55
Podium
First Germany Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
Second United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)
Third Russia Vitaly Petrov (Renault)

The 2011 Australian Grand Prix (formally the 2011 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 27 March 2011 at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne. It was the 76th race in the combined history of the Australian Grand Prix that dates back to the 100 Miles Road Race of 1928. Originally planned as the second race of the 2011 Formula One season, it became the season opener with the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix due to civil unrest in the country.

The race, contested over 58 laps, was won by the reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull Racing, after starting from pole position. Lewis Hamilton finished second in a McLaren, and Renault's Vitaly Petrov completed the podium in third place, the first podium finish of his career and the first podium finish for a Russian national.

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ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:25.296 1:24.090 1:23.529 1
2 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.384 1:24.595 1:24.307 2
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:25.900 1:24.658 1:24.395 3
4 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.886 1:24.957 1:24.779 4
5 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:25.707 1:25.242 1:24.974 5
6 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:25.543 1:25.582 1:25.247 6
7 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.856 1:25.606 1:25.421 7
8 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.031 1:25.611 1:25.599 8
9 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.717 1:25.405 1:25.626 9
10 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:26.232 1:25.882 1:27.066 10
11 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:25.962 1:25.971 11
12 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:26.620 1:26.103 12
13 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 1:25.812 1:26.108 13
14 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:27.222 1:26.739 14
15 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:26.298 1:26.768 15
16 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:26.245 1:31.407 16
17 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:26.270 no time 17
18 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:27.239 18
19 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:29.254 19
20 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:29.342 20
21 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:29.858 21
22 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:30.822 22
107% time: 1:31.267
23 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:32.978 DNQ
24 22 India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:34.293 DNQ

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 58 1:29:30.259 1 25
2 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 +22.297 2 18
3 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 58 +30.560 6 15
4 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +31.772 5 12
5 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 58 +38.171 3 10
6 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +54.304 4 8
7 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 +1:25.186 8 6
8 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 10 4
9 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 16 2
10 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 14 1
11 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 12
12 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Renault 57 +1 Lap 18
13 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 56 +2 Laps 20
14 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 54 +4 Laps 22
NC 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 49 +9 Laps 21
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 48 Transmission 17
Ret 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 22 Collision damage 7
Ret 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 19 Water leak 19
Ret 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 19 Collision damage 11
Ret 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 9 Transmission 15
DSQ 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 58 Disqualified 13
DSQ 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 58 Disqualified 9

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Constructor Points
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 18
3 Russia Vitaly Petrov 15
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 12
5 Australia Mark Webber 10

Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Constructor Points
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 35
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 26
3 Italy Ferrari 18
4 United Kingdom Renault 15
5 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

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