The first race of the Formula 1 season 2012 – Australian Grand Prix was won by Jenson Button, became leaders from the start and managed to throughout the race to maintain the required separation from his pursuers. But the owner of the pole Lewis Hamilton not only managed to keep second place but missed ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who rehabilitated for sixth place in Saturday’s qualifying. Also, despite the failure of the launch, he made nice and Mark Webber finished fourth. Fernando Alonso, who the day before had no luck. Recall, the Spaniard left in the second segment of training, because of which started only twelfth. In the race leader Scuderia looked quite quickly, which allowed him to break into fifth place. But Felipe Massa started the season badly. On bolie Brazilian incredibly quickly wore out tires, so to conduct pit stops Felipe had significantly more likely contenders. In the second third of the distance he had not shared the path with Bruno Senna, which resulted in a descent pilots Ferrari. In general, converge in Australia was enough. One of the first was out of control holder of third place on the grid – Roman. His Lotus as a result of contact with the car of Pastor Maldonado broke the front suspension. Alas, he came to the finish line Michael Schumacher, the car is now quite allowed to fight for the top places, until it is not out of order transmission. Vitaly Petrov in the first race for Caterham summed steering failure which forced the Russians to stay on the start-finish straight, which led to the departure of the safety car. A couple of laps later, a similar fate befell the second pilot Caterham – Finn Heikki, who, by the way, after the first pit stop, lost the position of Petrov. But another Finn – Raikkonen, despite starting from 18th position, made his way to the finish line in the seventh, behind Kamui Kobayashi (6th place). But on the last lap was several important events. Phenomenal race Pastor Maldonado, who at the new Williams race car closely pursued Fernando Alonso in the fight for fifth place, the Venezuelan will fail, resulting in the last car was completely smashed. Also, something was wrong with the car of Nico Rosberg, who lost speed and fell back to 12th place, and made their way into the top ten, Daniel Riccardo (9th place) and Paul di Resta (10th place). Before them in eighth place finish in points Sergio Perez. Next race – Malaysian Grand Prix have exactly one week, and apparently, we are waiting for an exciting championship. The tense struggle is expected not only in the middle group, but also among the top teams, where the best argument between Red Bull and McLaren vvyazhutsya Mercedes and Lotus, then certainly tighten and Ferrari.