Round 2 Shanghai International Circuit

Australian Grand Prix 2017

Fastest Lap Räikkönen
Best Race Team Ferrari
Best Quali Team Mercedes



7 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag? Nope!
18th to 13th5Most Places Gained:
Stoffel Vandoorne
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 15, Main Nationalities: Germany & Great Britain & Finland & Spain & France with 2 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 37, Youngest Driver: 18

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
11stS. Vettel2017-lineup-ferrari25
12ndL. Hamilton2017-lineup-mercedes18
-3rdV. Bottas2017-lineup-mercedes15
-4thK. Räikkönen2017-lineup-ferrari12 ()
-5thM. Verstappen2017-lineup-red-bull10
16thF. Massa2017-lineup-williams8
37thS. Perez2017-lineup-force-india6
-8thC. Sainz Jnr2017-lineup-toro-rosso4
-9thD. Kvyat2017-lineup-toro-rosso2
310thE. Ocon2017-lineup-force-india1
-11thN. Hulkenberg2017-lineup-renault
412thA. Giovinazzi2017-lineup-sauber
513thS. Vandoorne2017-lineup-mclaren
2DNFF. Alonso2017-lineup-mclarenMechanical
2DNFK. Magnussen2017-lineup-haasMechanical
4DNFL. Stroll2017-lineup-williamsMechanical
2DNFD. Ricciardo2017-lineup-red-bullMechanical
4DNFM. Ericsson2017-lineup-sauberMechanical
-DNFJ. Palmer2017-lineup-renaultMechanical
14DNFR. Grosjean2017-lineup-haasMechanical

* indicates fastest lap

Race News

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Conclusions from the Australian GP

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Hamilton: Early pit stop was my call

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Alonso: No time for coffee in new F1 cars

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Lessons learned for underprepared Renault

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Outside the points in Melbourne, Renault MD Cyril Abiteboul concedes the team went into the grand prix lacking “mileage and... Read more »
FIA president Jean Todt worried by spread of 2017 Formula 1 field

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Round 2 Shanghai International Circuit