27 Mar '11, 8am

Motor racing: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix

Motor racing: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE: World champion Sebastian Vettel driving his Red Bull won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in dominating style in Melbourne on Sunday. Vettel, who at 23 became the youngest world champion last year, was too quick for his rivals around the Albert Park street circuit, beating McLaren's 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton by more than 22 seconds with Russian Vitaly Petrov third in a Lotus Renault. It was Vettel's 11th win in his 63rd GP and continues from where he left off when he won the final race of last season in Abu Dhabi. Vettel's Red Bull was by far the quickest car in Melbourne this weekend and recorded the fastest-ever lap around Albert Park of 1:23.529 to take pole position in Saturday's qualifying. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso missed out on the podium in fourth place, while Vettel's Australian team-mate Mark Webber finished fifth for the third time in...

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