Raikkonen takes measured victory in Melbourne
Kimi Raikkonen opened his 2013 campaign with a victory at the Australian Grand Prix, making use of a two-stop strategy to beat Fernando Alonso to victory by 12.4s.
<font face='courier new'>[U]<font color='#b22222'>Australian GP
</font><font color='#daa520'>Race Results
</font>[/U]</font><font color='#40e0d0'>Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
</font><font color='#800080'> 1. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1h30m03.225s
2. Fernando Alonso Ferrari + 12.451s
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 22.346s
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari + 33.577s
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 45.561s
6. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault + 46.800s
7. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1m05.068s
8. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1m08.449s
9. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes + 1m21.630s
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault + 1m22.759s
11. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes + 1m23.367s
12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1m23.857s
13. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
14. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault + 1 lap
15. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap
16. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault + 2 laps
17. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth + 2 laps
18. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault + 2 laps</font>
<font color='#40e0d0'>Fastest lap: Raikkonen, 1m29.274s</font>
<font color='#daa520'>Not classified/retirements:
</font><font color='#40e0d0'>Driver Team On lap
</font><font color='#800080'>Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 40
Nico Rosberg Mercedes 26
Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 25
Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1</font>
Here is the World Championship Standings after Australian GP:
<font color='#b22222'><font face='courier new'>[U]World Championship standings[/U]</font></font>
<font color='#006400'>Drivers: Constructors:</font>
<font color='#0000cd'> 1. Raikkonen 25 1. Ferrari 30
2. Alonso 18 2. Lotus-Renault 26
3. Vettel 15 3. Red Bull-Renault 23
4. Massa 12 4. Mercedes 10
5. Hamilton 10 5. Force India-Mercedes 10
6. Webber 8 6. McLaren-Mercedes 2
7. Sutil 6
8. Di Resta 4
9. Button 2
10. Grosjean 1 </font>
'It was one of the easiest races' - Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen said his win in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was one of the easiest of his career.
Alonso 'optimistic' after 'fantastic' second
Fernando Alonso says Ferrari feels "much more optimistic" after he secured second place in the Australian Grand Prix.
Relaxed Vettel says he's "not worried"
Sebastian Vettel refused to be disheartened after he finished third in the Australian Grand Prix despite starting on pole.
Massa 'disappointed' with strategy
Felipe Massa has admitted he was disappointed by Ferrari's choice of strategy at the Australian Grand Prix after losing a position to team-mate Fernando Alonso at the second pit stop.
Hamilton 'really happy' after finishing fifth
Lewis Hamilton said his fifth-place finish at the Australian Grand Prix exceeded his pre-season expectations despite qualifying in third place.
Rosberg looks at positives after retirement
Nico Rosberg's weekend came to an premature end when he was forced to park his Mercedes after an electronics failure halfway through the Australian Grand Prix.
Webber suffers ECU glitch
A problem with Mark Webber's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) heavily compromised his Australian Grand Prix as he laboured to sixth place.
Downbeat Button expects 'tough week'
Jenson Button believes McLaren is facing "a tough week" leading in to the Malaysian Grand Prix after finishing ninth in Australia.
'It was tough ... we lack pace' admits Perez
Sergio Perez said that 11th place was the best result he could have achieved in the Australian Grand Prix.
'It couldn't be a better start' - Sutil
Adrian Sutil said leading the Australian Grand Prix and finishing seventh "couldn't be a better start" to his second stint at Force India.
Di Resta 'robbed' of seventh place
Paul di Resta believes he was "slightly robbed" of seventh place in the Australian Grand Prix.
'Disappointed' Hulkenberg misses race
Nico Hulkenberg has yet to make his race debut for Sauber after he was forced to sit out the Australian Grand Prix after a problem with his fuel system ahead of the race.
Tyre life still an unknown - Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are still unsure how long the tyres will last during Sunday's Australian Grand Prix after wet weather during final practice and qualifying limited running on the super-soft and medium compounds.
Pole lap was not easy - Vettel
Sebastian Vettel insists taking pole position was not easy at the Australian Grand Prix, despite finishing the final session of qualifying 0.4s clear of the field.