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2012 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE RESULT

16 18 Mar 2012 Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Australia

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Pts
1 3 Jenson Button BUT McLaren Mercedes 58 1:34:09.565 25
2 1 Sebastian Vettel VET Red Bull Racing Renault 58 +2.139s 18
3 4 Lewis Hamilton HAM McLaren Mercedes 58 +4.075s 15
4 2 Mark Webber WEB Red Bull Racing Renault 58 +4.547s 12
5 5 Fernando Alonso ALO Ferrari 58 +21.565s 10
6 14 Kamui Kobayashi KOB Sauber Ferrari 58 +36.766s 8
7 9 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Lotus Renault 58 +38.014s 6
8 15 Sergio Perez PER Sauber Ferrari 58 +39.458s 4
9 16 Daniel Ricciardo RIC STR Ferrari 58 +39.556s 2
10 11 Paul di Resta DIR Force India Mercedes 58 +39.737s 1
11 17 Jean-Eric Vergne VER STR Ferrari 58 +39.848s 0
12 8 Nico Rosberg ROS Mercedes 58 +57.642s 0
13 18 Pastor Maldonado MAL Williams Renault 57 DNF 0
14 24 Timo Glock GLO Marussia Cosworth 57 +1 lap 0
15 25 Charles Pic PIC Marussia Cosworth 53 DNF 0
16 19 Bruno Senna SEN Williams Renault 52 DNF 0
NC 6 Felipe Massa MAS Ferrari 46 DNF 0
NC 20 Heikki Kovalainen KOV Caterham Renault 38 DNF 0
NC 21 Vitaly Petrov PET Caterham Renault 34 DNF 0
NC 7 Michael Schumacher MSC Mercedes 10 DNF 0
NC 10 Romain Grosjean GRO Lotus Renault 1 DNF 0
NC 12 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Force India Mercedes 0 DNF 0

Note - Perez qualified 17th but dropped five grid places as penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. De la Rosa and Karthikeyan did not qualify after failing to meet the Q1 107% time.