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Australia 2011 - The race // Sebastian Vettel hopes to turn pole into a race victory in Melbourne

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Pastor Maldonado keeps an eye on the timing screens
Pastor Maldonado keeps an eye on the timing screensCredit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic

Sebastian Vettel will be starting the race from pole and if he can keep up the pace he showed yesterday, then he should have no trouble taking a podium place today. Behind him, the usual suspects will be hoping to make an impression in the first corner, his teammate, the McLaren drivers and Fernando Alonso.

Further back, the FIA confirmed that the 107% qualifying rule will be enforced and neither HRT driver will be starting the race. Nick Heidfeld has it all to do from the back of the field, as does Barrichello who's qualifying performance has handed him a difficult task today.

This is our first chance to see how the Pirelli tyres work in race conditions, and how many pit stops we're going to see, and with colder conditions in Australia than expected, it could be chaos out there.

Statistics

showers

Albert Park, Sunday

17℃

  • Low 12℃
  • Humidity 72%

Drizzle and showers

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTime
1J ButtonMcLaren1:33:36.531
2R KubicaRenault+12.034
3F MassaFerrari+14.488
4F AlonsoFerrari+16.304
5N RosbergMercedes+16.683

Predictions

Aus 2011 Race: Who will lead out of the first corner?

  • Sebastian Vettel

    48%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    39%
  • Mark Webber

    9%
  • Other

    4%

23 votes

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Sebastian Vettel will be starting the race from pole and if he can keep up the pace he showed yesterday, then he should have no trouble taking a podium place today. Behind him, the usual suspects will be hoping to make an impression in the first corner, his teammate, the McLaren drivers and Fernando Alonso.
Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic

Event start

07:00GMT +01:00

27 March 2011