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Australia 2011 - Race results // Vettel turned pole position into victory in Melbourne

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The race of 2011 sees F1 continue in much the same vain as the last race of 2010. Familiar names dominated the day, with Sebastian Vettel taking an easy win, but don't discount the new and improved. Vitaly Petrov and Sergio Pérez both impressed - Petrov finished on the podium, and Pérez picked up points on his debut. There were five retirements, and a couple of collisions and few made it through the race completely unscathed.

PositionDriverTeamTimeStops
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:29:30.2592
2Lewis HamiltonMcLaren+22.22
3Vitaly PetrovRenault+30.52
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari+31.73
5Mark WebberRed Bull+38.13
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren+54.33
7Felipe MassaFerrari+85.13
8Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso+1 Lap2
9Adrian SutilForce India+1 Lap2
10Paul di RestaForce India+1 Lap2
11Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso+1 Lap3
12Nick HeidfeldRenault+1 Lap2
13Jarno TrulliLotus+2 Laps2
14Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin+4 Laps2
DSQSergio Pérez *Sauber+65.8
DSQKamui Kobayashi *Sauber+76.8
DNFTimo GlockVirginLap 502
DNFRubens BarrichelloWilliamsLap 495
DNFNico RosbergMercedesLap 221
DNFHeikki KovalainenLotusLap 191
DNFMichael SchumacherMercedesLap 193
DNFPastor MaldonadoWilliamsLap 100

* Pérez initially finished 7th with Kobayashi behind in 8th, but both Sauber drivers were disqualified after the race for a technical rear wing infringement.

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