The 2011 Formula 1 season has begun, the Australian Grand Prix started off the season with an interesting race. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel opened his title defence with a victory, Vettel tore away from the field in the opening stages, leading by three seconds after just two laps, with McLaren's Hamilton holding second.
Hamilton held on to 2nd position at the start and held it all the way through even with an ‘off’ that damaged the floor of his car later in the race to score the 37th podium of his career in his 72nd race. Hamilton said: “The whole team should be proud of this result. The car felt fantastic and I think we can challenge to win the next race.”
Renault's Vitaly Petrov, who made the most of an excellent start and a fine race drive thereafter to take his maiden podium in third. Looking forward to an exciting and surprising F1 season! Keep it up boys!!!