29 March 2011

Vettel Begins Title Defense With a Win

It's the defending champion who won the season opener race at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel claimed the first race of the 2011 campaign proving his supremacy over Lewis Hamilton. There's nothing have change since the qualification run except for the surprise podium of Renault driver Vitaly Petrov which became Russia's first ever podium finish in Formula 1. It wasn't really a tight game since Vettel build a considerable lead from the start as Hamilton suffered a broken floor that keeps him in a distance.

Meanwhile, 2009 champions Button, was left behind at sixth place after Alonso keep him out of the loop and because of his persistence of trying to cut Alonso at Turn One, he committed a mistake thus giving Alonso a drive through pass. At the moment, standings as follows:
  1. Sebastian Vettel = 25 points
  2. Lewis Hamilton  = 18 points
  3. Vitaly Petrov      = 15 points
  4. Fernando Alonso= 12 points
  5. Mark Webber     = 10 points
  6. Jenson Button     = 8 points
See you in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix on April 10 for the second race of the season.

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