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Jenson Button wins Australian Grand Prix

Jenson Button has claimed his third victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

Kevin Grech
18 March 2012, 12:00am
McLaren's Jenson Button never looked back after taking the lead into the first corner of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.

A late safety car helped Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel split the McLarens, with Lewis Hamilton third.

Mark Webber was fourth in the second Red Bull, from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen.

2012 Australian Grand Prix results

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 Kumui Kobayashi - Sauber-Ferrari

7 Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus-Renault

8 Sergio Perez - Sauber-Ferrari

9 Daniel Ricciardo - Force India-Mercedes

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

Ret Felipe Massa - Ferrari

Ret Heikki Kovalainen - Caterham-Renault

Ret Vitaly Petrov - Caterham-Renault

Ret Michale Schumacher - Mercdes

Ret Romain Grosjean - Lotus-Renault

Ret Nico Hulkenberg - Force India-Mercedes

DNS Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth

DNS Narain Kartttthikeyan HRT-Cosworth

Note - Perez qualified 17th but dropped five places as penalty for a gearbox change. De la Rosa and Karthikeyan did not qualify after failing to meet the Q1 107% time.


Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...
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