Melbourne, Australia: Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel performed brilliantly in the 2018 Formula One (F1) opening series that took place at Albert Park Circuit, Australia. How not, he started the race from the third position until finally managed to finish in the first place with a record of time 1 hour 29 minutes 33.283 seconds from 58 laps.
Vettel was able to pass the other Ferrari drivers, Kimi Raikkonen, and Mercedes Team rider, Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile, Hamilton who started the race in the pole position, unable to maintain its superiority. In fact, Hamilton has a good record when racing at Albert Park Circuit. Also, he had to settle for the second place finish, 5,036 seconds adrift of Vettel.
Meanwhile, Vettel teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, was in the third position. He was only split second from Hamilton in front of him. Then, the fourth position occupied by the Aston Marin Team rider, Daniel Ricciardo, after being able to pass his teammate, Max Verstappen.
While Hamilton’s teammate at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, had to settle for being eighth after a stunning performance by passing several other racers. This result was quite good because Bottas started the race from the 15th position.
Here are the results of
1. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 58 laps, 1hr 29m 33.283s
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +5.036s
3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari +6.309s
4. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing +7.069s
5. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren F1 Team +27.886s
6. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing +28.945s
7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport Formula One Team +32.671s
8. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +34.339s
9. Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren F1 Team +34.921s
10. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP Renault Sport Formula One Team +45.722s
11. Sergio Perez MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team +46.817s
12. Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India F1 Team +1m 00.278s
13. Charles Leclerc MON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team +1m 15.759s
14. Lance Stroll CAN Williams Martini Racing +1m 18.288s
15. Brendon Hartley NZL Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda +1 lap
x. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team 24 laps DNF
x. Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 22 laps DNF
x. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 13 laps DNF
x. Sergey Sirotkin RUS Williams Martini Racing 5 laps DNF
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