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2012 Australian Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 1 of 20
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, South Melbourne, Victoria
58 laps on a 5.303 kilometer road course (307.574 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:34:09.565
Average speed: 195.991 kph
Pole time: 84.922 seconds
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of victory: 2.139 sec
Attendance: 114000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    2012 Formula One results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 23   Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-27 / Mercedes FO 108Z581:34:09.5655625
2 61   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB8 / Renault RS27-201258+2.139118
3 14   Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-27 / Mercedes FO 108Z58+4.075115
4 52   Mark Webber Red Bull RacingRed Bull RB8 / Renault RS27-201258+4.547012
5125   Fernando Alonso Scuderia FerrariFerrari F2012 / Ferrari 05658+21.565010
61314   Kamui Kobayashi Sauber F1 TeamSauber C31 / Ferrari 05658+36.76608
7179   Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 TeamLotus E20 / Renault RS27-201258+38.01406
82215   Sergio Perez Sauber F1 TeamSauber C31 / Ferrari 05658+39.45804
91016   Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro RossoToro Rosso STR7 / Ferrari 05658+39.55602
101511   Paul Di Resta Sahara Force India F1 TeamForce India VJM05 / Mercedes FO 108Z58+39.73701
111117   Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro RossoToro Rosso STR7 / Ferrari 05658+39.84800
12 78   Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes F1 W03 / Mercedes FO 108Z58+57.64200
13 818   Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 TeamWilliams FW34 / Renault RS27-201257crash00
142024   Timo Glock Marussia F1 TeamMarussia MR01 / Cosworth CA201257+1 lap00
152125   Charles Pic Marussia F1 TeamMarussia MR01 / Cosworth CA201253oil pressure00
161419   Bruno Senna Williams F1 TeamWilliams FW34 / Renault RS27-201252overheating00
ret166   Felipe Massa Scuderia FerrariFerrari F2012 / Ferrari 05646crash00
ret1820   Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 TeamCaterham CT01 / Renault RS27-201238suspension00
ret1921   Vitaly Petrov Caterham F1 TeamCaterham CT01 / Renault RS27-201234steering00
ret 47   Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes F1 W03 / Mercedes FO 108Z10gearbox00
ret 310   Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 TeamLotus E20 / Renault RS27-20121crash00
ret 912   Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 TeamForce India VJM05 / Mercedes FO 108Z0crash00

Fastest Lap: 214.054 kph by Jenson Button

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
23Pedro De La Rosa22HRT
24Narain Karthikeyan23HRT

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13636  
37415   #21 stopped frontstretch 
425817  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.6%             Average green flag run: 26.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jenson Button11515
  Lewis Hamilton16161
  Jenson Button173519
  Sebastian Vettel36361
  Jenson Button375822

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jenson Button 25    
2   Sebastian Vettel 18   -7  
3   Lewis Hamilton 15   -10  
4   Mark Webber 12   -13  
5   Fernando Alonso 10   -15  
6   Kamui Kobayashi 8   -17  
7   Kimi Raikkonen 6   -19  
8   Sergio Perez 4   -21  
9   Daniel Ricciardo 2   -23  
10   Paul Di Resta 1   -24