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The 2013 Australian Grand Prix (officially the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix) was the opening race of the 2013 Formula One Season. It was held on March 17, 2013 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park, in the Southern part of Melbourne, Victoria. It was the 18th running of the event at the Albert Park circuit, and the 29th Formula One World Championship event to be held in Australia.

Sebastian Vettel lead an all-Red Bull front row following a two part, rain delayed Qualifying session in which the triple World Champion beat his team-mate, Mark Webber's time by 4 tenths. Vettel could not hold up his pace in the race, and after a strong challenge by Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen won the race by pitting one less time than the opposition. Alonso finished in second, with Vettel third and Felipe Massa fourth. Adrian Sutil had a strong race, leading on two occasions, but fell back towards the finish.

Vettel started strongest, setting the best times in both Friday practice sessions. His Saturday was amiss, with a hydraulics failure in the wet final practice session, as Romain Grosjean set the best time.

There was a lot of rain before qualifying, and as a result, the start of Q1, initially intended to start at 5 pm local time, was postponed three times to start at 5:30, which it did. There were a lot of incidents—most notably involving Lewis Hamilton, while Massa was also affected by the weather—before the session ended with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg fastest. Q2 was postponed twice (for a combined total of 50 minutes) before qualifying was abandoned for the day. Q2 and Q3 took place on Sunday morning.

Background

The number of cars that would start the season off in Australia would be 22 after HRT collapsed in December 2012. This meant that changes was needed to the qualfying system. The three round knockout system which has been in use since 2006 will remain with six drivers being knocked out in both sessions one and two, not the seven in previous years. The third qualifying session will remain the same with ten drivers in a ten minute block to finish a lap.

The number of DRS zones for the 2013 event will remain at two, again along the main straight and between Turns 2 and 3. These will, as with the 2012 event, utilise a single detection point – between Turns 14 and 15 of the previous lap.

Unlike in previous seasons, a new rule has come into force whereby a driver is now allowed to use DRS only at these specific points, even in Practice and Qualifying. In previous years, use of DRS had been unlimited in these sessions except where ruled unsafe by stewards.

Entry list

The full entry list for the 2013 Australian Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P

Practice Overview

FP1

Button 2013 Australia FP1

Both Jenson Button and his team, McLaren, had a dissappointing Friday.

The first Free Practice session of the new season, run in bright sunshine and mid-20s °C temperatures featured all 22 regular drivers of the new season. After installation laps by most drivers, the first timed run was completed by Daniel Ricciardo: the best of his first stint at a decent 1:31.946. He would improve by only a further second before the end of the session.

The fastest cars in the session were, by a third of a second, the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel and the Ferrari of Felipe Massa; the pair separated by only eight-hundredths of a second.

At Williams, Sauber and Caterham, all three newcomers were outdone by their more experienced team-mates, while the only all-débutant pairing – Chilton and Bianchi at Marussia ended the session ahead of their Caterham rivals.

There were no red-flag stoppages in FP1, however Paul di Resta spun in the dying minutes.

FP2

Unlike the slow start made in FP1, the second Free Practice session started full of times being set by the drivers. Kimi Räikkönen was first to set a time after about five minutes, but within ten minutes his (slow) time of 1:32.967 was beaten by over six seconds by Sebastian Vettel.

After about half an hour, there was an incident as Caterham rookie Giedo van der Garde beached his car in the gravel at Turn 3. There wasn't a red flag and the session continued as normal, just without Van der Garde. About twenty minutes after the incident, Mark Webber set a quicker time then teammate Vettel, but it did not last as Vettel posted an even quicker time a few minutes later, being the first person to record a time under 1 minute 26 seconds. He complained that he lost KERS during the lap, and that the tyres were going off (in other words, losing grip) and that he could have gone quicker.

The last ten minutes were full of off-track action. Both Mercedes went off. Lewis Hamilton's car encountered a problem with the floor of the car, and he went off at Turn 6; followed by Nico Rosberg, who suffered a gearbox problem. Moments after Rosberg's failure, Webber spun at the exit of Turn 13.

FP3

The fastest time in a heavily rain-affected third Practice session was set by Frenchman, Romain Grosjean, ahead of the two Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. After failing to set a time before the rain started, Lewis Hamilton finished more than 20 seconds off the pace in 22nd and last. Sebastian Vettel's session ended ten minutes early after he began to lose hydraulics.

Practice Results

No. Driver Constructor FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault1:27.21111:25.90811:29.80812
2 Australia Mark Webber1:27.66851:26.1722 1:30.07313
3 Spain Fernando AlonsoItaly Ferrari1:27.54731:26.74861:27.0002
4 Brazil Felipe Massa1:27.28921:26.85581:27.2413
5 United Kingdom Jenson ButtonUnited Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes1:28.44091:28.294111:33.23617
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez1:28.597111:28.566131:33.52718
7 Finland Kimi RäikkönenUnited Kingdom Lotus-Renault1:27.87761:26.36141:27.6255
8 France Romain Grosjean1:28.520101:26.68051:26.9291
9 Germany Nico RosbergGermany Mercedes1:28.01371:26.32231:28.48611
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton1:27.55241:26.77271:47.24622
11 Germany Nico HülkenbergSwitzerland Sauber-Ferrari1:28.786121:28.187101:28.2539
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez1:30.203161:28.772151:28.25310
14 United Kingdom Paul di RestaIndia Force India-Mercedes1:28.910131:28.311121:27.5334
15 Germany Adrian Sutil1:28.42681:27.43591:28.0698
16 Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoUnited Kingdom Williams-Renault1:29.443141:28.852161:39.23219
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas1:29.928151:29.386181:39.77920
18 France Jean-Éric VergneItaly Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:30.729171:28.968171:27.8607
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo1:30.969181:28.627141:27.8496
20 France Charles PicMalaysia Caterham-Renault1:32.274211:30.165201:30.95916
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde1:32.388221:32.450221:30.59815
22 France Jules BianchiRussia Marussia-Cosworth1:31.263191:29.696191:30.38814
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton1:32.176201:30.600211:42.87221

Qualifying

Q1

Vergne 2013 Australia Q1

Jean-Éric Vergne drove strongly in Q1 despite the horrendous conditions, setting a top-ten time; however, he still went out of qualifying in Q2.

The first qualifying session was delayed half an hour due to heavy rain that had left much of the circuit looking like a small river. Thirty minutes after Q1's scheduled start qualifying final got under way with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton leading the field out onto the track. The weather continued to be dismal and rain continuosly poured down onto the circuit throughout the session.

The first incident of the session saw the Caterham of Giedo van der Garde slide off the circuit and into the barriers at turn 5 on his first installation lap. Van der Garde managed to continue but with significant damage to the front of the car causing his front wing to be lodged underneath his car, the damage forced him to return to the pits for repairs. One lap later Lewis Hamilton span off the circuit at the first corner slamming the rear end of his car into the barrier. Hamilton's Mercedes car remained stationary being beached in the grass however Hamilton was able to continue by putting his car in reverse and thus enabling him to unbeach himself. Hamilton was able to continue throughout the session however struggled to put in competitive laptimes due to the damage at the rear of his car.

Whilst Hamilton struggled, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg set the pace throughout the session however received continuous challenges to his lap times from Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jean-Éric Vergne. During this time, the Force India of Paul di Resta and the Williams of Pastor Maldonado both spun at turn 11. However more seriously the Ferrari of Felipe Massa had a major spin at turn 12 which sent him flying into the opposing wall. Massa's front wing was destroyed but apart from this the Ferrari driver suffered no other damage and unbelievably managed to continue in the session. As Massa spun off the circuit Mark Webber had his own incident just behind him where he spun off at turn 11.

The McLaren cars had struggled throughout the practice sessions and neither Jenson Button or Sergio Pérez made much improvement in qualifying languishing at the back of the mid-field. As the conditions began to improve towards the end of the session, Button was the first driver to move from the full wets to the intermediate tyre. Button immediately went quickest in the session but as soon as the rest of the pack made the change to the intermediates the McLaren's dropped right back down the order. At turn 11 Giedo van der Garde had his second spin of the session but unlike his first incident was able to continue without damage. In the last minute of the session, the second Caterham of Charles Pic spun off at the turn 11 straight sending him into the wall and causing him to lose his own front wing. Seconds later, the Sauber of Esteban Gutiérrez had an almost identical accident to Massa in which he spun off and slammed into the opposing wall at turn 11. Unlike the Ferrari driver, Gutiérrez was unable to drive away from the accident. Gutiérrez's Sauber was left beached out in the middle of the track and ruining the final lap of any drivers on a hot lap. Pastor Maldonado was the big loser in this session, Gutiérrez's accident meant he was unable to improve his time meaning he qualified 17th and therefore failed to make the cut for Q2. Behind him, the Marussia drivers followed with Jules Bianchi leading Max Chilton. The Caterham cars both of whom suffered accidents in the session languished at the back with debutant Van der Garde outqualifying Charles Pic his more experienced teammate.

Q2

Before the second qualifying session began a heavy deluge of rain swept over the circuit forcing yet another delay in the qualifying session. However after an hour there was no signs of the rain disappearing and with little daylight remaining race director Charlie Whiting announced that the second and third qualifying sessions would be postponed until Sunday morning.

When the second session commenced the following morning, the weather conditions were much better than the previous day however the track remained quite wet after early morning showers. As the session commenced all the drivers went out on the intermediate tyres but after only a few laps the drivers began making the change to the supersofts. The only driver not to go out on the supersofts was the McLaren of Jenson Button who remained on the intermediates. The decision was a bold choice but payed off for the McLaren driving placing his seemingly uncompetitive McLaren into fourth place in the session. Button's teammate Sergio Pérez remained on the supersofts but struggled throughout the session to finish a disappointing 15th place.

Of those other drivers eliminated in Q2 where the Sauber of Nico Hülkenberg, the Force India of Adrian Sutil, both Toro Rosso's of Jean-Éric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo, Perez finishing in 16th place and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was the only driver of the debutants to break into the second qualifying session lining up in 17th place.

Q3

As the final qualifying session commenced, the track was largely much drier than it had been at the start of the second session. Nevertheless most cars started their reconnaissance laps on the intermediates. Jenson Button was the only driver to start the session on the supersofts. The McLaren driver struggled throughout the session and opted to pull out of the session early settling for 10th place on the grid. The Mercedes cars set the initial pace with Lewis Hamilton leading teammate Nico Rosberg but towards the end the Red Bull cars took control with Sebastian Vettel becoming the new pace setter with teammate Mark Webber just behind.

Rosberg was dislodged by the Ferrari cars of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa who held onto fourth and fifth places. Alonso looked to have fourth place on the grid but on Massa's final flying lap the Brazilian driver dislodged his senior teammate from fourth place. The Lotus cars of Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean lined up in eight and ninth places ahead of the Force India of Paul di Resta.

Post-qualifying

In the hours immediately following the final qualifying session, a fuel-line problem was discovered within Nico Hülkenberg's Sauber. After working furiously to repair the issue, the team were unable to do so in time for the race, and so the team were forced to withdraw the car. Hence, Nico Hülkenberg did not start the race.

Qualifying Results

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 7 1:44.657 7 1:36.745 1 1:27.407 1
2 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 5 1:44:472 2 1:36.524 2 1:27.827 2
3 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 10 1:45:476 3 1:36.625 3 1:28.087 3
4 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 6 1:44.635 5 1:36.666 4 1:28.490 4
5 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 2 1:43:850 6 1:36.691 5 1:28.493 5
6 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1 1:43:380 1 1:36.194 6 1:28.523 6
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 11 1:45:545 9 1:37.517 7 1:28.738 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 3 1:44.284 10 1:37.641 8 1:29.013 8
9 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 12 1:45:601 8 1:36.901 9 1:29.305 9
10 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 1:44:688 4 1:36.644 10 1:30.357 10
11 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 13 1:45.930 11 1:38.067 DNS
12 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 16 1:47.330 12 1:38.134 12
13 18 FranceJean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9 1:44:871 13 1:38.778 13
14 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14 1:46.450 14 1:39.042 14
15 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:44:300 15 1:39.900 15
16 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 15 1:47.328 16 1:40.290 16
17 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 17 1:47.614 17
18 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 18 1:47.776 18
19 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 19 1:48.147 19
20 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 20 1:48.909 20
21 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 21 1:49.519 21
107% time: 1:50.617
22 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 22 1:50.626 22

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 2
______________ Mark Webber
Row 2 3 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Fernando Alonso 6
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 4 7 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 8
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 5 9 ______________
Paul di Resta 10
______________ Jenson Button
Row 6 11 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg* 12
______________ Adrian Sutil
Row 7 13 ______________
Jean-Éric Vergne 14
______________ Daniel Ricciardo
Row 8 15 ______________
Sergio Pérez 16
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 9 17 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 18
______________ Esteban Gutiérrez
Row 10 19 ______________
Jules Bianchi 20
______________ Max Chilton
Row 11 21 ______________
Giedo van der Garde 22
______________ Charles Pic

Notes:

* A fuel feed issue was discovered in Nico Hülkenberg's car after qualifying. Despite efforts from the team to fix it, the damage could not be repaired in time for the start of the race and Sauber withdrew the car.

Charles Pic set a time outside of the 107% time set by Nico Rosberg in Q1 and will race after approval from the Stewards.

Race

Report

The race began at 17:00 local time (7:00 UTC), but without Nico Hulkenberg, unable to take part in the race after a fuel line problem was discovered in his Sauber C32 in the hours leading up to the race. As a result, Hülkenberg's row 6 grid slot remained vacant, and débutant Esteban Gutiérrez was the sole Sauber driver to make the grid.

Despite heavy showers in the morning, the remaining 21 drivers faced the start on a predominantly dry track, but with small damp patches around the lap and the threat of more rain in the air. However, all drivers started out on a dry compound of tyre, with Sergio Pérez among the few drivers to start on the medium Prime tyre, with most others on the Super-Softs.

Sebastian Vettel lead the field from pole with a good start, while team-mate Mark Webber had a terrible start from second - falling back into the pack. Among other drivers to make a good start was Felipe Massa who moved up from his second row grid slot to challenge for the lead into the first corner. All cars made it through turn one unscathed, with Vettel leading Massa, Hamilton, Alonso and Räikkönen out of turn 2. By the end of the second lap, Hamilton had dropped to fifth, being passed by Alonso into turn 4 on lap 1 and Räikkönen on lap 2. Webber had dropped from 2nd on the grid to complete the first lap in 7th.

The first of the drivers to pit for tyres was Jenson Button, whose decision to set a time in Q3 left him with a worn set of tyres. His option tyres lasted just four laps before the Brit had to pit for Primes. A lap later, Webber pitted for what turned out to be a very slow stop. Meanwhile, Massa's Ferrari slowly closed the gap on Vettel to under a second, allowing Massa to utilize DRS.

to be completed

Post-race

Results

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 58 1:30:03.225 7 25
2 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 58 + 12.451 s 5 18
3 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 + 22.346 s 1 15
4 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 58 + 33.577 s 4 12
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 58 + 45.561 s 3 10
6 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 + 46.800 s 2 8
7 15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 58 + 1 m 05.068 s 12 6
8 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 58 + 1 m 08.449 s 9 4
9 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 + 1 m 21.630 s 10 2
10 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 58 + 1 m 22.759 s 8 1
11 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 + 1 m 23.367 s 15
12 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 58 + 1 m 23.857 s 13
13 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 57 + 1 lap 18
14 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 57 + 1 lap 16
15 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 57 + 1 lap 19
16 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 56 + 2 laps 22
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 56 + 2 laps 20
18 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 56 + 2 laps 21
Ret 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 39 Exhaust 14
Ret 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 26 Electrical 6
Ret 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 24 Spun off 17
DNS 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0 Fuel system 11

Fastest laps

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Lap Time Gap Race
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 56 1:29.274 1
2 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 50 1:29.498 0.224 12
3 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 53 1:29.560 0.286 2
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 45 1:29.732 0.458 6
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 45 1:29.759 0.485 5
6 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 46 1:29.926 0.652 11
7 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 41 1:30.198 0.924 9
8 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 38 1:30.239 0.965 4
9 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 41 1:30.395 1.121 10
10 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 42 1:30.409 1.135 3
11 22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth 52 1:30.454 1.180 15
12 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Renault 42 1:30.652 1.378 14
14 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 33 1:30.881 1.607 Ret
15 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes 56 1:30.894 1.620 8
16 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 32 1:31.415 2.141 13
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia-Cosworth 49 1:32.210 2.936 17
18 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 18 1:32.259 2.985 Ret
19 20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault 55 1:32.261 2.987 16
20 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham-Renault 39 1:32.636 3.362 18
21 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault 12 1:32.915 3.641 Ret

Lap leaders

By Lap

Stint Driver Laps Total Distance
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 01 – 06 06 31.818 km
2 Brazil Felipe Massa 07 – 07 01 5.303 km
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 08 – 08 01 5.303 km
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 09 – 12 04 21.212 km
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 00 – 13 01 5.303 km
6 Germany Adrian Sutil 14 – 20 07 37.121 km
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 21 – 22 02 10.606 km
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 23 – 33 11 58.333 km
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 34 – 38 05 26.515 km
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 39 – 42 04 21.212 km
11 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 43 – 58 16 84.848 km

Totals

Pos. Driver Laps Distance
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 27 143.181 km
2 Germany Adrian Sutil 11 58.333 km
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 06 31.818 km
Spain Fernando Alonso 06 31.818 km
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 04 21.212 km
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 03 15.909 km
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 01 5.303 km

Milestones

Standings after race

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 25
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 18
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 12
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 10
6 Australia Mark Webber 8
7 Germany Adrian Sutil 6
8 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 4
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button 2
10 France Romain Grosjean 1
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez 0
12 France Jean-Éric Vergne 0
13 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
14 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0
15 France Jules Bianchi 0
16 France Charles Pic 0
17 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
18 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Italy Ferrari 30
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 26
3 Austria Red Bull-Renault 23
4 Germany Mercedes 10
5 India Force India-Mercedes 10
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 0
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 0
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

Notes

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
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