Australian Grand Prix 2015

Fastest Lap Hamilton
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes



6 DNF's of 17 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag!
16th to 8th8Most Places Gained:
Marcus Ericsson
Female/Male Ratio 0:17, Nationalities: 13, Main Nationalities: Germany with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 26, Oldest Driver: 35, Youngest Driver: 17

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
-1stL. Hamilton25 ()
-2ndN. Rosberg18
13rdS. Vettel15
14thF. Massa12
55thF. Nasr10
-6thD. Ricciardo8
67thN. Hulkenberg6
78thM. Ericsson4
29thC. Sainz Jnr2
410thS. Perez1
511thJ. Button
7DNFK. RäikkönenUnsafe Release
2DNFM. VerstappenMechanical
6DNFR. GrosjeanMechanical
6DNFP. MaldonadoAccident
4DNSD. KvyatGearbox
-DNSK. MagnussenEngine

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

Hamilton 1 1:26.327
Rosberg 2 +0.594
Massa 3 +1.391
Vettel 4 +1.430
Räikkönen 5 +1.463
Bottas 6 +1.760
Ricciardo 7 +2.002
Sainz Jnr 8 +2.183
Grosjean 9 +2.233
Maldonado 10 +3.153
Nasr 11 1:28.800
Verstappen 12 1:28.868
Kvyat 13 1:29.070
Hulkenberg 14 1:29.208
Perez 15 1:29.209
Ericsson 16 1:31.376
Button 17 1:31.422
Magnussen 18 1:32.037
Stevens 19 No Time
Merhi 20 No Time

Race

The grid thinned before the start of the race with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas unable to race due to a back injury. Kvyat and Magnussen also had fatal mechanical issues on their way to the grid.

Read the full race report here

Qualifying

Mercedes storms to pole position with Williams and Ferrari the only potential challengers.  View qualifying report

Reports: First Practice | Second Practice | Third Practice

Pre Race Report

about-melbourne

A classic venue for the opener of the 2015 Formula One season. The park circuit is built especially for the Australian Grand Prix and often boasts one of the best  races of the year.

Last year the home crowd reached a frenzy as they wished on the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo to second place. Drama followed when the podium was later stripped away by the stewards for an illegal car.

It’s certain that Ricciardo will be back fighting hard to rightfully take that podium in 2015.