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Australia 2011 - Driver standings - Vettel's championship defence gets off to the best possible start

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Sebastian Vettel has a championship to defend and he's not going to let a little thing like a race get in the way of it. Taking a dominant victory in Australia, he picks up maximum points for this season opener. Hamilton sits just behind him, with a surprising points haul for Petrov who finished third. With just ten drivers picking up points today, there's a lot of work to do further down the field.

1Sebastian Vettel25
2Lewis Hamilton18
3Vitaly Petrov15
4Fernando Alonso12
5Mark Webber10
6Jenson Button8
7Felipe Massa6
8Sébastien Buemi4
9Adrian Sutil2
10Paul di Resta1
11Jaime Alguersuari0
12Nick Heidfeld0
13Jarno Trulli0
14Jérôme D'Ambrosio0
15Timo Glock0
16Sergio Pérez0
17Kamui Kobayashi0
18Rubens Barrichello0
19Nico Rosberg0
20Heikki Kovalainen0
21Michael Schumacher0
22Pastor Maldonado0
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