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Australian Grand Prix
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A Formula 1 race.

The name Australian Grand Prix can also refer to a MotoGP World Championship race.  Go to MotoGP Australian Grand Prix.

Past Winners

DateDriverConstructor
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes
Page Sections
Multimedia
2008 Results
Article Index
Video


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
3 March 20052005 Formula One Season Kicks Off Down Under
David Byrd for Voice of America News

Article Page
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2008 Results

March 16, 2008

FinishGridDriverTeam#LapsTime/RetiredPoints
11Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes22581:34:50.61610
25Nick HeidfeldBMW358+0:05.48
37Nico RosbergWilliams-Toyota758+0:08.16
411Fernando AlonsoRenault558+0:17.15
53Heikki KovalainenMcLaren-Mercedes2358+0:18.04
613Kazuki NakajimaWilliams-Toyota857+1 Lap3
717Sebastien BourdaisSTR-Ferrari1455+3 Laps2
815Kimi RäikkönenFerrari153Engine1
9 (RET)2Robert KubicaBMW447Accident
10 (RET)18Timo GlockToyota1243Accident
11 (RET)19Takuma SatoSuper Aguri-Honda1832Transmission
12 (RET)20Nesinho PiquetRenault630Accident damage
13 (RET)4Felipe MassaFerrari229Engine
14 (RET)8David CoulthardRed Bull-Renault925Accident
15 (RET)6Jarno TrulliToyota1119Electrical
16 (RET)22Adrian SutilForce India-Ferrari208Hydraulics
17 (RET)14Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault100Accident
18 (RET)12Jenson ButtonHonda160Accident
19 (RET)21Anthony DavidsonSuper Aguri-Honda190Accident
20 (RET)9Sebastian VettelSTR-Ferrari150Accident
21 (RET)16Giancarlo FisichelleForce India-Ferrari210Accident
22 (DSQ)10Rubens BarrichelloHonda1758+0:52.4
Rubens Barrichello was disqualified from sixth place for exiting the pits under a red light.

Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 5, 2004Schumacher, Barrichello Eclipse Lap Record at Australian Grand Prix Practice SessionVOA Sports
March 7, 2004Schumacher Wins Formula 1 Australian Grand PrixVoice of America
March 3, 20052005 Formula One Season Kicks Off Down UnderDavid Byrd
March 6, 2005Die neue Formel 1 Saison startet in MelbourneWikinews
March 7, 2005Fisichella wins Australian Formula 1 Grand PrixWikinews
March 17, 2007Kimi Räikkönen will start from pole of 2007 Australian GPWikinews
March 18, 2007Formel-1-Saison 2007 eröffnetWikinews
March 18, 2007Kimi Räikkönen wins 2007 Australian Grand PrixWikinews
March 18, 2007Räikkönen guanya la primera cursa del Campionat de Fórmula del 2007Viquinotícies
March 21, 20072007 Australian Grand Prix: Nice Start For McLaren MercedesAnthony Fontanelle
June 3, 2007Kimi Räikkonen gewann im März 2007 den Großen Preis von AustralienWikinews
March 15, 2008Gran Premio dell'Australia 2008: Hamilton in pole, disastro per RäikkönenWikinotizie
March 16, 2008Gran Premio dell'Australia 2008: vince Hamilton, giornata nera per le RosseWikinotizie
March 16, 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 Australian Grand PrixWikinews
March 17, 2009Fórmula 1: todo preparado para la pole position en AustraliaWikinoticias
March 31, 2009Jenson Button wins 2009 Australian Grand Prix, Brawn teammate comes secondWikinews
March 27, 2010F1, qualifiche del Gran Premio d'Australia: pole di VettelWikinotizie
March 28, 2010Formula Uno: Gran Premio d'Australia 2010. Button torna alla vittoriaWikinotizie
March 28, 2010Jenson Button se queda con el Gran Premio de AustraliaWikinoticias
March 28, 2010Jenson Button wins 2010 Australian Grand PrixWikinews
March 29, 2010Дженсон Баттон побеждает на Гран-при АвстралииВикиновости
March 27, 2011Первый в истории российский пилот «Формулы-1» поднялся на пьедесталВикиновости
March 19, 2012Jenson Button gewinnt den "Großen Preis von Australien"Wikinews
April 26, 2012Cher ‘Upset” Her Key to City of Adelaide Sold on eBayVOA Breaking News
June 25, 2012Question - Who won back-to-back Australian Grand Prix?Matt Hubbard
March 15, 20142014 Australian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes poleWikinews
March 17, 2014Opening race of 2014 F1 season brings 'fascination'Wikinews


Video

The Flying Lap, Episode 61: Qantas Australian GP preview
March 14, 2012
Duration: 1:03:42
As the new F1 season bursts into life in Melbourne, we preview the race - and the season ahead - with a detailed look at the teams, cars and variables that may come into play. The very talented Craig Scarborough has in previous episodes talked us through the new cars and the developments we have seen during testing - but what will be the final, race specifications we'll see in Melbourne? Can Red Bull Racing begin where they left off in 2011? Or have the new regulations opened the door to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Scuderia Ferrari or perhaps to LotusF1 or Mercedes AMG Petronas? In addition, and in the first of regular updates we'll have throughout the year, WilliamsF1 Strategy Engineer, Mark Barnett, will be guiding us through the key, specific, elements of F1 racing on the Melbourne circuit.

This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download The Flying Lap, Episode 61 at The Internet Archive
The Flying Lap, Episode 62: QAGP debrief; Petronas Malaysian GP Preview
March 22, 2012
Duration: 1:14:58
The 2012 F1 season is now firmly under way, with two, demanding double-header race weekends stretching human resources and logistics to the limit. To this backdrop, we catch up with an ebullient Romain Grosjean while the memory of his stunning Albert Park qualifying lap is still fresh in his mind. What corners in Melbourne did he particularly enjoy? How does the LotusE20 feel in general? Romain spoke to us about these subjects and more on-line from Malaysia, where the temperatures and the humidity provide a whole new challenge; in addition, Williams F1's Strategy Engineer, Mark Barnett, talks us through the variables that will affect the race on the Sepang circuit in Malaysia; and, live from the SpeedTV studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Sean Kelly - statistician to many of the world's top TV networks and race series - will be taking your questions and providing some thought-provoking new graphics as he joins our analysis of Melbourne and our preview of Malaysia.

This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download The Flying Lap, Episode 62 at The Internet Archive


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