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In Pictures: Formula One's season-opener
Kimi Raikkonen triumphs in the first race of the F1 season in Melbourne, Australia.
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2013 11:26


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Kimi Raikkonen claimed victory in Formula One’s season-opener in Melbourne, upstaging the favourites to take victory.
WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
The Lotus driver came from seventh on the starting grid to take the race from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull world champion Sebastian Vettel.
PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images
The win marks the 20th GP triumph for the Finn, who won the 2007 world championship with Ferrari before taking two years out to compete in rallying.
BRANDON MALONE/REUTERS
Raikkonen stopped for two tyre changes compared to three by his rivals: "We knew that if the front tyres were lasting we would be fine. I was confident, but you have to get through the start and the first lap and it's the first race so you never know what's going to happen."
BRANDON MALONE/REUTERS
Meanwhile, 2012 champion Sebastian Vettel, who had the fastest car from qualifying and started off the pole, said tyre degradation cost him his chance of victory.
PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images
Ferrari’s Alonso was pleased to get on the podium after difficult starts in the previous two seasons: "This year it feels very different and we feel much more optimistic and the car is responding well, we are competitive, so we have a very interesting season ahead of us."
Ker Robertson/Getty Images
And it wasn’t a bad start for 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, racing for the first time with Mercedes after leaving McLaren. He finished in fifth and said the result was better than expected.
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Kimi Raikkonen claimed victory in Formula One’s season-opener in Melbourne, upstaging the favourites to take victory.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=0ahjgm33sJ23eMark ThompsonGetty ImagesGetty Images

Kimi Raikkonen claimed victory in Formula One’s season-opener in Melbourne, upstaging the favourites to take victory.

Australian F1 Grand Prix - Race
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The Lotus driver came from seventh on the starting grid to take the race from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=02jc8q30HP9fnWILLIAM WESTAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Lotus driver came from seventh on the starting grid to take the race from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull world champion Sebastian Vettel.

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The win marks the 20th GP triumph for the Finn, who won the 2007 world championship with Ferrari before taking two years out to compete in rallying.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=02W1bF4dph6yzPAUL CROCKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The win marks the 20th GP triumph for the Finn, who won the 2007 world championship with Ferrari before taking two years out to compete in rallying.

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Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives in the pit lane during the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbournehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=0bFq21K0ed2Sa

Raikkonen stopped for two tyre changes compared to three by his rivals: "We knew that if the front tyres were lasting we would be fine. I was confident, but you have to get through the start and the first lap and it's the first race so you never know what's going to happen."

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:27:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=0bFq21K0ed2SaBRANDON MALONEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Raikkonen stopped for two tyre changes compared to three by his rivals: "We knew that if the front tyres were lasting we would be fine. I was confident, but you have to get through the start and the first lap and it's the first race so you never know what's going to happen."

Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland drives in the pit lane during the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne
Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany performs a pit stop during the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbournehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=0g5a6db6cM4EE

Meanwhile, 2012 champion Sebastian Vettel, who had the fastest car from qualifying and started off the pole, said tyre degradation cost him his chance of victory.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:27:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=0g5a6db6cM4EEBRANDON MALONEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Meanwhile, 2012 champion Sebastian Vettel, who had the fastest car from qualifying and started off the pole, said tyre degradation cost him his chance of victory.

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany performs a pit stop during the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne
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Ferrari’s Alonso was pleased to get on the podium after difficult starts in the previous two seasons: "This year it feels very different and we feel much more optimistic and the car is responding well, we are competitive, so we have a very interesting season ahead of us."

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=02ly65C0FGdrpPAUL CROCKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Ferrari’s Alonso was pleased to get on the podium after difficult starts in the previous two seasons: "This year it feels very different and we feel much more optimistic and the car is responding well, we are competitive, so we have a very interesting season ahead of us."

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Australian F1 Grand Prix - Racehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=02i10rkgLh7In

And it wasn’t a bad start for 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, racing for the first time with Mercedes after leaving McLaren. He finished in fifth and said the result was better than expected.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-Formula-One%27s-season_opener?image_id=02i10rkgLh7InKer RobertsonGetty ImagesGetty Images

And it wasn’t a bad start for 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, racing for the first time with Mercedes after leaving McLaren. He finished in fifth and said the result was better than expected.

Australian F1 Grand Prix - Race


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