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Australian Grand Prix 2018

Fastest Lap Ricciardo
Best Race Team Ferrari
Best Quali Team Ferrari



5 DNF's of 20 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag? Nope!
15th to 8th7Most Places Gained:
Valtteri Bottas
Female/Male Ratio 0:20, Nationalities: 14, Main Nationalities: France with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 38, Youngest Driver: 19

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPointsNotes
21stS. Vettel25
12ndL. Hamilton18
13rdK. Räikkönen15
44thD. Ricciardo12 ()
55thF. Alonso10
26thM. Verstappen8
-7thN. Hulkenberg6
78thV. Bottas4
29thS. Vandoorne2
110thC. Sainz Jnr1
111thS. Perez
212thE. Ocon
513thC. Leclerc
114thL. StrollWilliams
115thB. Hartley
10DNFR. GrosjeanWheel nut
12DNFK. MagnussenWheel nut
2DNFP. GaslyEngine
2DNFM. Ericsson
1DNFS. SirotkinWilliamsEngine

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

Race News

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