Australian Grand Prix - Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari on top in Australia

26 Mar 2017

Raikkonen fourth. A great job from the entire team

Melbourne – Ten years on from Kimi Raikkonen’s victory at Albert Park, Scuderia Ferrari has returned to winning ways in Melbourne, in the first race of the season. Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in first place after 57 laps, in a race whose key moment came on lap 23, when a perfectly executed pit stop for fresh tyres saw him rejoin the track ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes.

This is Scuderia Ferrari’s 225th Formula 1 victory, Seb’s 43rd and his fourth with the Maranello team.

Thanks to his fourth place finish, Kimi Raikkonen brought home a further 12 points, so that Scuderia Ferrari now has a total of 37 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

Maurizio Arrivabene: “Looking ahead”
Mattia Binotto: “We made the best of our tires”
Sebastian Vettel: “Such a good feeling”
Kimi Raikkonen: “I struggled at the beginning”


Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Time/Retired

Pts

1

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

57

1:24:11.672

25

2

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

57

+9.975s

18

3

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

57

+11.250s

15

4

Kimi
Räikkönen

Ferrari

57

+22.393s

12

5

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

57

+28.827s

10

6

Felipe
Massa

Williams Mercedes

57

+83.386s

8

7

Sergio
Perez

Force India Mercedes

56

+1 lap

6

8

Carlos
Sainz

Toro Rosso

56

+1 lap

4

9

Daniil
Kvyat

Toro Rosso

56

+1 lap

2

10

Esteban
Ocon

Force India Mercedes

56

+1 lap

1

11

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

56

+1 lap

0

12

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Sauber Ferrari

55

+2 laps

0

13

Stoffel
Vandoorne

McLaren Honda

55

+2 laps

0

NC

Fernando
Alonso

McLaren Honda

50

DNF

0

NC

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

46

DNF

0

NC

Lance
Stroll

Williams Mercedes

40

DNF

0

NC

Daniel
Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

25

DNF

0

NC

Marcus
Ericsson

Sauber Ferrari

21

DNF

0

NC

Jolyon
Palmer

Renault

15

DNF

0

NC

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

13

DNF

0

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