Fernando Alonso

Australian GP – Alonso 5th, Raikkonen 8th

Melbourne, 16 March – Ferrari had a difficult time of it today in Albert Park, with Fernando Alonso coming home fifth, three places ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. The race was won by Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes, the German’s fourth career victory. Daniel Ricciardo was second for Red Bull, while Kevin Magnussen was third on his Formula 1 debut with McLaren. Button was fourth in the other McLaren, finishing 6.2 seconds ahead of Alonso. The rest of the points went to Bottas, Hulkenberg, Raikkonen, Vergne and Kvyat.

The Scuderia leaves the Antipodes with 14 valuable points and plenty of data to analyse, as it strives to sort out a few teething troubles it encountered during this the first race for the highly complex 2014 cars.

Race

Pos. Time Gap Laps FL L
ALONSO 5th 1:33.33.994 + 35.284 57 1.32.616 56
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 12 New Soft
2nd stop Lap 35 New Medium
RAIKKONEN 8th 1:33.56.385 + 57.675 577..111 1.33.691 56
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 12 New Soft
2nd stop Lap 36 New Medium

Weather: air 18/20 °C, track 22/27 °C. Sunny

 

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 58 1:32:58.710 3 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 58 +24.5 secs 2 18
3 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 58 +26.7 secs 4 15
4 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +30.0 secs 10 12
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +35.2 secs 5 10
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 58 +47.6 secs 15 8
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 58 +50.7 secs 7 6
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 +57.6 secs 11 4
9 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 58 +60.4 secs 6 2
10 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 58 +63.5 secs 8 1
11 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 58 +85.9 secs 16
12 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 13
13 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 20
14 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 56 +2 Laps 17
Ret 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 50 +8 Laps 18
Ret 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 44 +14 Laps 22
Ret 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 30 +28 Laps 21
Ret 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 28 +30 Laps 19
Ret 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 4 +54 Laps 12
Ret 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3 +55 Laps 1
Ret 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 0 +58 Laps 9
Ret 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 0 +58 Laps 14
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