The first race of the season is over and we can say that the season couldn't have started in a better way. We have seen battles, some overtakings and many drivers fighting for almost all places. Kimi Raikkonen was the winner of the race, confirming his and his team's great shape. Having started from 7th place, his two stop strategy gave him the victory. Fernando Alonso finished the race in second place while the 2012 world champion, Sebastian Vettel took 3rd. Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton followed, with Mark Webber finishing 6th, after losing 5 places during the start, as he pulled out one of his usual starts.
Sebastian Vettel has been the fastest man on track, during the 2013 Australian qualification session. Heavy rain had caused the qualification Q2 and Q3 to be postponed for Sunday. The two Red Bull drivers qualified on top, with Vettel being faster than his team mate by 0.420sec. Mercedes showed to be fast in qualification, with Lewis Hamilton in third place, followed by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Rosberg was next with Raikkonen and Grosjeanright behind him. Di Resta and Button completed the top ten.
Once more Brazil held a thrilling, full of surprises and unpredictable grand prix. Once more, as it is used the last years, the F1 world champion has been decided there. Once more Sebastian Vettel proved that he and his car are crash proof, splash proof, water proof and filled with tons of luck. Yes, Vettel has been extremely lucky today, as his impact with Senna ended up finding Vettel in last place, but still in the race. The German had the speed and courage to recover, but he could have lost a wing, or a tyre, or a wheel and give up his hopes a few meters after the starting line.
Lewis Hamilton wins the pole in Interlagos, Brazil, as his teammate Jenson Button followed with a 2nd place finish. Hamilton made a lap of 1:12.458 taking the pole from his teammate with just half a tenth of a second gap, who finished with a 1:12.513. Mark Webber was 3rd with a 1:12.581 as his teammate Sebastian Vettel was 4th. Fernando Alonso was 8th, which makes it harded for him to claim the championship once more considering he is 13 points behind Vettel and needs at leaste a erd place finish assuming that Vettel will not finish in the points.
- Kimi Raikkonen wins a fantastic first season race - Australian Grand Prix 2013
- Vettel claims the first pole of the year - 2013 Australian Qualification
- Vettel is the 2012 world champion - Button takes the victory in Brazil - Brazilian race 2012
- Hamilton claims Brazilian pole, McLaren first row start - Brazilian qualification 2012