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Champagne on Ice // Kimi Räikkönen wins the first race of 2013, with victory in Melbourne

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Kimi Räikkönen wins the first race of 2013, with victory in Melbourne
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Champagne sprays out over the waiting crowd as Kimi Räikkönen celebrates victory at the Australian Grand Prix. Joining him on the podium, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, making it three world champions receiving trophies in Melbourne.

During the podium interviews, Räikkönen described his feelings as the action unfolded: "I was confident the tyres would be okay. I've had a good car all weekend, no issues with the tyres at all. I thought it should be easy to do it, I got a good start as well.

"I had doubts because it's the first race, so you never know how it's going to go. I didn't do any long runs in the winter, really. I knew I had a good car so I had a feeling it would be a good race, but you have to get through the first laps and go from there."