2013 Australian Grand Prix – Race Result


 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
Race Result – 58 Laps
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap Strategy
1  Kimi Raikkonen Lotus Renault 1:30.03.225 2 Stops
2  Fernando Alonso Ferrari +12.451 3 Stops
3  Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing Renault +22.346 3 Stops
4  Felipe Massa Ferrari +33.577 3 Stops
5  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +45.561 3 Stops
6  Mark Webber Red Bull Racing Renault +46.800 3 Stops
7  Adrian Sutil Force India Mercedes +1:05.068 2 Stops
8  Paul Di Resta Force India Mercedes +1:08.449 2 Stops
9  Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes +1:21.630 3 Stops
10  Romain Grosjean Lotus Renault +1:22.759 3 Stops
11  Sergio Perez McLaren Mercedes +1:23.367 3 Stops
12  Jean-Eric Vergne STR Ferrari +1:23.857 3 Stops
13  Esteban Gutierrez Sauber Ferrari +1 Lap 2 Stops
14  Valtteri Bottas Williams Renault +1 Lap 3 Stops
15  Jules Bianchi Marussia Cosworth +1 Lap 3 Stops
16  Charles Pic Caterham Renault +2 Laps 2 Stops
17  Max Chilton Marussia Cosworth +2 Laps 3 Stops
18  Giedo van der Garde Caterham Renault +2 Laps 3 Stops
Not Classified
   Daniel Ricciardo STR Ferrari +19 Laps 3 Stops
   Nico Rosberg Mercedes +32 Laps 1 Stop
   Pastor Maldonado Williams Renault +34 Laps 1 Stop
Non Starter
   Nico Hulkenberg Sauber Ferrari
Lap Leaders: Vettel (1-6), Massa (7, 21-22), Alonso (8, 34-38), Hamilton (9-12), Rosberg (13), Sutil (14-20, 39-42), Raikkonen (23-33, 43-58)
  • investeast

    Red Bull have little advantage at the start of the 2013 season.

    Ferrari & Lotus unquestionably manage tyre wear better than the rest.

    Red Bull is competitive – no more.

    Mercedes surprised us by blowing away McLaren who are running about a second a lap down on the leaders.

    Hamilton is on the button (not Button) in his forecast that Alonso is hot competition, But my forecast is at current team comparison, Alonso & Raikkonen will be the hot favourites.

    Mercedes and Red Bull will be fighting it out, dependent on the upgrades.

    Pirelli – again get my “Black flag” for producing idiotic tyres. Their 2013 supersoft tyres have no place in F1. Excessive wear rate without advantage – see Sutil’s final stint where he was unable to compete with the medium compound over the final 10 laps. Sutil remains a dark horse, and Force India could surprise us all at the end of the season.