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Button wins in Australia

Jenson Button dominates 'down under' and begins the season with victory in the Australian Grand Prix.

McLaren's Jenson Button has won the Australian Grand Prix, the opening round in the F1 2012 World Championship.

Button took the lead at the start and then controlled the race, despite a safety car period in the final third of the race, which closed up the pack and allowed Sebastian Vettel to jump ahead of Lewis Hamilton into second.

Behind Mark Webber was fourth, followed by Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi, Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez. Daniel Ricciardo and Paul di Resta completed the points' scorers. Pastor Maldonado meanwhile crashed out on the final lap while chasing Alonso for fifth, while Nico Rosberg also lost out on the chaotic last tour and slipped down to 12th.

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Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
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Podium – 1st Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes, 2nd Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing & 3rd Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes and 1st place Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes
1st place Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes

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Rukster - Unregistered

March 18, 2012 9:32 AM

Firstly, congrats to JB and Maclaren. As a British F1 fan I'm disappointed to see that many people use crash.net as a teenage angst style bitching session to vent their hormonal dummy spitting at Lewis Hamilton. Yes he was disappointed, of course, he wouldn't be in formula 1 if he was happy getting third place when he believed he could have won it. A number of things played a part in his final position and that's not taking anything away from JB as he was clearly the better most consistent driver on the day. Please guys lets try and put constructive comments the site. You can't all be 12 year old girls.

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