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The 2011 Australian Grand Prix, formally known as the 2011 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix, was the first round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship. It took place at the Albert Park Circuit on the 27th of March. The race was won by Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel with Lewis Hamilton for McLaren-Mercedes in second and Vitaly Petrov of Renault F1 in third.


BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB7 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-26 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-26 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 150° Italia Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 150° Italia Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W02 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W02 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C30 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C30 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P
22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Maurussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Maurussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 P
Test Drivers for Free Practice 1 only
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM04 Mercedes FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR6 Ferrari 056 2.4 V8 P
21 India Karun Chandhok Malaysia Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No. Driver Constructor Fri 1 Fri 2 Sat
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:27.158 2 1:26.104 4 1:24.507 1
2 Australia Mark Webber 1:26.831 1 1:26.283 5 1:25.364 2
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.843 7 1:25.986 2 1:25.553 3
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1:28.440 6 1:25.854 1 1:25.567 4
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 1:27.749 3 1:26.001 3 1:26.121 6
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 1:28.842 11 1:26.789 7 1:27.001 12
7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 1:28.690 8 1:26.590 6 1:26.856 10
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 1:28.152 4 1:27.448 10 1:26.520 8
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 1:28.928 11 1:27.536 13 1:26.746 9
10 Russia Vitaly Petrov 1:28.765 9 1:27.528 12 1:25.906 5
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:28.430 5 1:27.280 9 1:26.068 16
12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1:29.403 15 1:29.386 18 1:30.496 21
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 1:29.314 13 1:28.583 17 1:27.180 15
15 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1:31.002 18 DNP DNP
United Kingdom Paul di Resta DNP 1:28.376 16 1:27.087 14
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:28.725 9 1:28.095 15 1:26.417 7
17 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1:29.643 17 1:27.101 8 1:28.077 17
18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:29.328 14 1:27.697 14 1:27.008 11
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1:29.468 16 DNP DNP
Spain Jaime Alguersuari DNP 1:27.525 11 1:27.066 13
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Renault 1:32.428 19 1:30.829 19 1:29.772 18
21 India Karun Chandhok no time 22 DNP DNP
Italy Jarno Trulli DNP 1:30.912 20 1:30.003 19
22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth no time 23 no time 24 1:41.554 23
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi no time 24 no time 23 no time 24
24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 1:35.289 21 1:32.135 22 1:30.261 20
25 Belgium Jerome D'Ambrosio 1:35.282 20 1:32.106 21 1:30.704 22

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1 1:25.296 1 1:24.090 1 1:23.529 1
2 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 1:25.384 2 1:24.595 2 1:24.307 2
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 9 1:25.900 3 1:24.658 3 1:24.395 3
4 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 8 1:25.886 4 1:24.957 4 1:24.779 4
5 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 4 1:25.707 5 1:25.242 5 1:24.974 5
6 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Renault 3 1:25.543 7 1:25.582 6 1:25.247 6
7 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 7 1:25.856 8 1:25.606 7 1:25.421 7
8 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 11 1:26.031 9 1:25.611 8 1:25.599 8
9 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5 1:25.717 6 1:25.405 9 1:25.626 9
10 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12 1:26.232 10 1:25.882 10 1:27.066 10
11 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 10 1:25.962 11 1:25.971 11
12 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 1:26.620 12 1:26.103 12
13 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 6 1:25.812 13 1:26.108 13
14 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 17 1:26.739 14 1:26.108 14
15 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 15 1:26.298 15 1:26.768 15
16 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 13 1:26.245 16 1:31.407 16
17 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 14 1:26.270 NC 17
18 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 18 1:27.239 18
19 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Renault 19 1:29.254 19
20 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Renault 20 1:29.342 20
21 24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 21 1:29.858 21
22 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Virgin-Cosworth 22 1:30.822 22
107% Time: 1:31.267
NC 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT-Cosworth NC 1:32.978 DNQ
NC 22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth NC 1:34.293 DNQ
  • Bold indicates the driver's fastest qualifying time in each qualifying round.
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car to set their time in that session.

GridEdit

The full grid for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix is displayed below:

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Mark Webber 4
______________ Jenson Button
Row 3 5 ______________
Fernando Alonso 6
______________ Vitaly Petrov
Row 4 7 ______________
Nico Rosberg 8
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 5 9 ______________
Kamui Kobayashi 10
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 6 11 ______________
Michael Schumacher 12
______________ Jaime Alguersuari
Row 7 13 ______________
Sergio Pérez 14
______________ Paul di Resta
Row 8 15 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 16
______________ Adrian Sutil
Row 9 17 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 18
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 10 19 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 20
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 11 21 ______________
Timo Glock 22
______________ Jérôme d'Ambrosio

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2011 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 1:29:30.259 1 25
2 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +22.297s 2 18
3 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Renault 58 +30.560s 6 15
4 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 58 +31.772s 5 12
5 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 +38.171s 3 10
6 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +54.304s 4 8
7 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 58 +1:25.186 8 6
8 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 lap 10 4
9 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 lap 16 2
10 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 lap 14 1
11 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 lap 12
12 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Renault 57 +1 lap 18
13 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Renault 56 +2 laps 20
14 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Russia Virgin-Cosworth 54 +4 laps 22
NC* 24 Germany Timo Glock Russia Virgin-Cosworth 49 +9 laps 21
DSQ 17 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 58 Disqualified 13
DSQ 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 58 Disqualified 9
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 48 Transmission 17
Ret 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 22 Collision 7
Ret 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Renault 19 Water leak 19
Ret 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 19 Collision 11
Ret 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 9 Transmission 15
DNQ 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Spain HRT-Cosworth
DNQ 22 India Narain Karthikeyan Spain HRT-Cosworth
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car.
  • * Glock could not be classified as he had failed to complete 90% of the race distance.
  • Pérez and Kobayashi were both disqualified for using illegal rear wings.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts.
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 18
3 Russia Vitaly Petrov 15
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 12
5 Australia Mark Webber 10
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button 8
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 6
8 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 4
9 Germany Adrian Sutil 2
10 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 1
11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 0
12 Germany Nick Heidfeld 0
13 Italy Jarno Trulli 0
14 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 0
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts.
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 35
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 26
3 Italy Ferrari 18
4 United Kingdom Renault 15
5 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
6 India Force India-Mercedes 3
7 Malaysia Lotus-Renault 0
8 Russia Virgin-Cosworth 0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

NotesEdit

V T E 2011 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Engines Renault | Mercedes | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel | 2 Webber | 3 Hamilton | 4 Button | 5 Alonso | 6 Massa | 7 Schumacher | 8 Rosberg | 9 Heidfeld | 9 Senna | 10 Petrov | 11 Barrichello | 12 Maldonado | 14 Sutil | 15 Di Resta | 16 Kobayashi | 17 Pérez | 17 De la Rosa | 18 Buemi | 19 Alguersuari | 20 Kovalainen | 21 Trulli | 21 Chandhok | 22 Karthikeyan | 22/23 Ricciardo | 23 Luizzi | 24 Glock | 25 D'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett | Fisichella | Bianchi | Gené | Davidson | Grosjean | Fauzy | Tung | Charouz | Bottas | Hülkenberg | Gutiérrez | Vergne | Razia | Valsecchi | Teixeira | Yamamoto | Wickens | Quaife-Hobbs
Cars RB7 | MP4-26 | 150° Italia | MGP W02 | R31 | FW33 | VJM04 | C30 | STR6 | T128 | F111 | MVR-02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Turkey | Spain | Monaco | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | India | Abu Dhabi | Brazil
Team Reports Red Bull | McLaren | Ferrari | Mercedes | Renault | Williams | Force India | Sauber | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | Virgin
Driver Reports Vettel | Webber | Hamilton | Button | Alonso | Massa | Schumacher | Rosberg | Heidfeld | Senna | Petrov | Barrichello | Maldonado | Sutil | Di Resta | Kobayashi | Pérez | De la Rosa | Buemi | Alguersauri | Kovalainen | Trulli | Chandhok | Karthikeyan | Ricciardo | Luizzi | Glock | D'Ambrosio
Tests Valencia | Jerez | Barcelona 1 | Barcelona 2 | Young Driver
See also 2010 Formula One Season | 2012 Formula One Season | Category
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