Kimi Raikkonen won the first race of the season in 2013

After qualifying in front of the Australian Grand Prix 2013 on the asphalt dries on Sunday, the start of the race was given on dry land. Although during the race a couple of times began to drizzle rain, it did not affect the course of the struggle. But the struggle was very interesting. Starting from pole position, Vettel kept the lead, but Mark Webber fell from second to seventh place. Excellent shot pilots Ferrari – Felipe Massa went from fourth to second place, and Alonso – from fifth to third. At the same time the Spaniard attacked his partner, but pass it and failed. The top ten drivers started on the super soft rubber composition, which stands at a good pace very few laps, so the first pit stops had already begun with six laps. And here in pole position there was Adrian, the twelfth starting place that allows him to select for the first period of tighter tire. When all the riders made the front running race in the pits, the German pilot Force India became a leader of the Grand Prix. Moreover, it held without problems at a pace Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes. At the same time the riders were able to last longer hold on the track, with the result that Hamilton was second and Rosberg – third. Alas, he came Rosberg on lap 27 due to technical reasons. So Mercedes team has yet to work on reliability. But if we can make progress during the season, then we can count on the high places. In general, the first race of the season surprised by the lack of a large number of retirements. To finish the pilots got 18 of the 23 starters (Nico did not start because of the failure of the fuel system on his car). At one point it seemed that Adrian Sutil will be able to create a sensation. The team had planned for him only two pit stops, but on the second one, according to the rules, it was necessary to put a set of super soft tires. Returning to the track in fifth, after kaoe while the bus fell into disrepair, so that at the finish of German was only seventh. Not tactics worked with later stops for Hamilton. In a while the Briton was in the lead, but opponents managed to get too close. After his second pit stop, he fell back to seventh place, and after the third store six, on which finished the race. However, it is much better both pilots Team McLaren, which Lewis left after six years of performing in it. Jenson Button crossed the finish line ninth, ahead of Roman Grosjean (10th place), and Sergio Perez was only eleventh at the start with 15 seats. But there was one rider, whose tactics of two pit stops worked perfectly – and that’s Kimi Raikkonen. His pace proved how high that after the leader he could not let to her pursuers, winning the first race of the season. Well done, and in a Ferrari. An earlier check-in to the pits after the second interval allowed Alonso ahead of not only who was walking in front of him Massu, but Vettel. And then he tried to regain the position of Sebastian, to do this he failed. At the finish Fernando was the second leader of Red Bull – the third, fourth and Felipe Massa finished. Then follow Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Next race – Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 will take place exactly one week. And there is also the weather can pripodnesti surprises.

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