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2011 Brazilian GP
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2012 Australian GP

2012 Malaysian GP
2013 Australian GP
 LXXVII  Qantas Australian Grand Prix

Event Overview • Entry ListPenalties
Qualifying Session 1Session 2Session 3Overall
Race Starting GridClassificationLap by LapFastest LapsLaps LedPit Stops

Details
DateSunday 18 March 2012
Start time17:00
Event Australian GP
Circuit Melbourne
Event FormatRace of 58 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#1 of 20 in 2012
#859 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps58
Circuit Perimeter5303 m
Race Distance5303 × 58 = 307.574 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Participants
Entries24
Qualifiers22
Finishers16
Pit stops41
Debutants
Charles Pic (Driver),
Jean-Éric Vergne (Driver),
Caterham (Car Manufacturer),
Marussia (Car Manufacturer),
Caterham CT01 (Car Model),
Ferrari F2012 (Car Model),
Force India VJM05 (Car Model),
Hispania F112 (Car Model),
Lotus E20 (Car Model),
Marussia MR01 (Car Model),
McLaren MP4/27 (Car Model),
Mercedes F1 W03 (Car Model),
   Red Bull RB8 (Car Model),
Sauber C31 (Car Model),
Toro Rosso STR7 (Car Model),
Williams FW34 (Car Model),
Caterham F1 Team (Entrant),
HRT F1 Team (Entrant),
Lotus F1 Team (Entrant),
Marussia F1 Team (Entrant),
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (Entrant),
Sahara Force India F1 Team (Entrant),
Williams F1 Team (Entrant)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Lotus (607),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (885),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (1017),
4. Most 5th Place Finishes Ferrari (103),
5. Most Race Entries Ferrari (1884),
6. Most 19th Place Qualifications Heikki Kovalainen (18),
7. Most 21st Place Qualifications Timo Glock (16)

World Championship standings
1  Jenson Button 25 
2  Sebastian Vettel 18 
3  Lewis Hamilton 15 
4  Mark Webber 12 
5  Fernando Alonso 10 
6  Kamui Kobayashi 8 
7  Kimi Räikkönen 6 
8  Sergio Pérez 4 
9  Daniel Ricciardo 2 
10  Paul di Resta 1 
1  McLaren / Mercedes 40 
2  Red Bull / Renault 30 
3  Sauber / Ferrari 12 
4  Ferrari / Ferrari 10 
5  Lotus / Renault 6 
6  Toro Rosso / Ferrari 2 
7  Force India / Mercedes 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 3Car 4Car 3
EntrantVodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren MercedesVodafone McLaren Mercedes
Driver Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Car McLaren MP4/27 McLaren MP4/27 McLaren MP4/27
EngineMercedes FO108ZMercedes FO108ZMercedes FO108Z
Time1:34'09.5651'24.9221'29.187
Speed195.991 km/h224.804 km/h214.054 km/h