2014 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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We will be back for the Malaysian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time!
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Stay tuned to the website for a report, the full results plus the latest news and photos
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That brings to a close a brilliant weekend in Melbourne
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Alonso, Bottas and Hulkenberg follow, with Raikkonen, Vergne and Kvyat completing the top ten
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Button comes home fourth, ensuring that McLaren lead the Constructors' championship
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Magnussen is a brilliant third, making the rostrum on his debut
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Ricciardo crosses the line in second, taking his first Formula 1 podium
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A stunning performance from the Mercedes driver
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Nico Rosberg wins the Australian Grand Prix!
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Just a few corners remaining for Rosberg...
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Final lap: Rosberg begins his last tour of the day
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Lap 56/57: No major battles as the race draws to a close
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The Toro Rosso driver had run wide at Turn 13
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Lap 55/57: Raikkonen has passed Vergne for P8
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Lotus confirms that MGU-K issues caused both their cars to retire
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Lap 53/57: Ricciardo is holding off Magnussen well
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Lap 52/57: Bottas passes Hulkenberg for P6
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"Use the overtake button, use the overtake button," the Dane is told
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Lap 51/57: Magnussen is all over the back of Ricciardo now
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Lap 50/57: Alonso is given some encouragement over the radio
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"Ricciardo is really struggling," Button is told over the radio
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Magnussen and Button are very close to the second-placed Red Bull driver
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Lap 48/57: Rosberg's advantage over Ricciardo up to 22.6 seconds
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Bottas takes advantage of Vergne's error at the final corner to move up to P7
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Lap 47/57: Magnussen told to save tyres, as he could be racing Button late on
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"We don't think so, we don't think so," is the answer
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Lap 46/57: "Does Ricciardo have to save fuel do you think?" Button asks over the radio
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Lap 45/57: Grosjean has retired in the second Lotus
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The Ferraris appear to be battling reliability in the closing stages
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Alonso is told over the radio to look after his car
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Button is backing up his young team-mate in fourth
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Magnussen is just over a second behind Ricciardo
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Lap 43/57: Rosberg leading by a comfortable 18 seconds
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Lap 42/57: Magnussen is now in Ricciardo's DRS window
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Fellow rookie Kvyat also applying pressure on Raikkonen for P9
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The McLaren rookie continues to impress
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Lap 41/57: Magnussen is closing in on the Red Bull of Ricciardo
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Lap 40/57: Button is told that he is clear to race team-mate Magnussen, with no concerns over fuel
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A clean stop, as he takes on Mediums
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Lap 39/57: Race leader Rosberg dives into the pits
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Magnussen, who switches to Mediums, maintains his third position
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Lap 38/57: Magnussen now pits for McLaren
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Softs for Toro Rosso rookie Kvyat
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Mediums for Ricciardo, Bottas and Raikkonen
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Lap 37/57: Ricciardo, Bottas, Raikkonen and Kvyat pit together
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Hulkenberg has a look around the outside of Turn 3, but cannot make a move stick
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Alonso rejoins just ahead of Hulkenberg
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As expected, he takes on Mediums
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Lap 36/57: Alonso pits in the Ferrari
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Bottas pounces after Raikkonen makes an error, slipping past for fifth position
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Medium tyres for both drivers
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Lap 35/57: Hulkenberg and Vergne are the next to pit
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That will not require a change, but could affect aero performance
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Lap 34/57: The tip of Button's nose cone has come off
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Perez has also pitted. He stays on Softs
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He takes on Mediums and rejoins the action
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Lap 33/57: Button pits for McLaren
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That's his race well and truly over
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Maldonado has pulled off shortly after Turn 12
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We can expect the leaders to make their next stops shortly
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Lap 32/57: Ricciardo is told that Magnussen could be struggling with tyre wear
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Lap 31/57: Maldonado now completes a stop in the second Lotus
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Lap 29/57: Grosjean pits, staying on Softs
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He's pulled off on the exit of Turn 4
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Ericsson has retired in the Caterham
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Bianchi makes his first pit-stop
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Magnussen is a further 5.6 seconds adrift
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Lap 28/57: Rosberg now 10 seconds clear of Ricciardo
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Lap 27/57: Bottas is reeling Raikkonen in at a vast rate of knots
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Lap 26/57: Chilton has pitted, putting on more Softs
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Lap 25/57: Bottas now passes Kvyat for P9
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The Caterham driver takes on a new set of Softs
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Lap 24/57: Ericsson makes the first pit-stop of his Formula 1 career
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Lap 23/57: Bottas passes Sutil to get himself back in the points-paying places
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He is still a comfortable third on his Formula 1 debut
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Magnussen gets an encouraging message over the radio
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Hulkenberg suffers a big lock-up at Turn 7
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Lap 22/57: Rosberg's lead over Ricciardo now up to 6.2 seconds
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His Williams has a problem with the device
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Bottas is told to be careful when using DRS
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Hulkenberg is told that the situation should improve
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He's slipped back from Magnussen, and is now holding up a train of Alonso, Button, Vergne and Raikkonen
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Lap 21/57: Hulkenberg is currently struggling with the state of his tyres
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That will be well-received by fans
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Lap 20/57: Ricciardo is told that he does not need to save fuel at the moment
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Bottas's recovery is on track. He passes Maldonado for P11
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Lap 19/57: DRS has been enabled once more
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The Red Bull driver, meanwhile, has Magnussen hot in his mirrors
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He's comfortably clear of Ricciardo now
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Lap 18/57: Another new fastest lap from Rosberg
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Lap 17/57: Kvyat and Perez are now on the Medium tyres
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He pulls 2.2 seconds clear of Ricciardo
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Lap 16/57: Rosberg immediately posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Clean restarts from all of the front runners
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The Safety Car is in and we're back underway!
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Bianchi is back out in the Marussia, six laps down
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A reminder of the retirements so far: Vettel, Hamilton, Massa and Kobayashi
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But it is only expected to be a short shower
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Red Bull warns Ricciardo of potential rain at Turn 3
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Lap 15/57: Rosberg still leading from Ricciardo and Magnussen
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Tyre and brake warming is crucial at this stage
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Lap 14/57: Rosberg appears to be giving the Safety Car a hurry-up
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McLaren documents Magnussen's first live Formula 1 pit-stop
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Button up to sixth, having pitted earlier
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The marshals have now cleared the debris
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Lap 13/57: Rosberg returns to the track to pick up the Safety Car
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More Softs for Rosberg, Ricciardo and Magnussen
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The majority of the top ten also come in
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Race leader Rosberg comes into the pits
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More Soft tyres for Button
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Button has pitted in the McLaren
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Lap 12/57: The Safety Car has now been deployed
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Bottas has littered debris over the circuit, which could cause problems
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Another set of Soft tyres for the Finn
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Lap 11/57: Bottas has crawled back to the pits
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He will need to pit for fresh rubber and hope that there is no further damage
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His right-rear is damaged, with the tyre coming away
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What a disappointment for Bottas! He's clipped the wall on the exit of Turn 10
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Bottas gets a brilliant exit from Turn 2, but is unable to slip past Alonso
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Lap 10/57: Hulkenberg, Alonso and Bottas are very close together on track
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Magnussen is 5.5 seconds further back in third
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He's now five seconds clear of Ricciardo
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Lap 9/57: Rosberg sets another new fastest lap
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"This is mega Valtteri, great work!" Bottas is told
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The Williams driver is up to sixth
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Bottas makes a great move on Raikkonen at Turn 3
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Lap 8/57: The incident between Kobayashi and Massa will be investigated after the race
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Rosberg is gradually pulling away from Ricciardo
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Lap 7/57: It looks as though Vettel has retired from the race
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Raikkonen survived, but Massa's damage was terminal
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Replays show Kobayashi running into the back of Raikkonen and later Massa at the start
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Lap 5/57: Vettel has pitted in the Red Bull
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Bottas now passes Vergne for P7
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A couple of changes, with Raikkonen passing Vergne for sixth and Bottas passing Kvyat for eighth
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Lap 4/57: DRS is now enabled
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It's game over and a huge blow for the Briton
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Hamilton has now pitted his Mercedes
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Rosberg posts a new fastest lap of the race
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Lap 3/57: Rosberg, Ricciardo and Magnussen still the top three
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"OK Lewis, stay out. Stay out," Hamilton is now informed
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What a disaster for the Mercedes driver
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"OK Lewis, we need to retire. We need to save the engine," Hamilton is told over the radio
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Grosjean, Gutierrez and Perez have all pitted
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Hulkenberg and Alonso follow, with Vergne, Raikkonen, Kvyat and Bottas completing the top ten
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Magnussen is third, just ahead of Hamilton
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Lap 2/57: Rosberg leads from Ricciardo by 1.5 seconds
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Moments later, Hulkenberg displaces Alonso
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Magnussen dives past Hamilton for P3!
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Massa and Kobayashi were the two who collided
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A big collision at the back of the field
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Magnussen stays fourth, ahead of Alonso and Hulkenberg
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Hamilton makes a sluggish start in the Mercedes, with Rosberg and Ricciardo diving past on the run to Turn 1!
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The 2014 Formula 1 season is go!
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The lights come on in Melbourne...
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The remainder of the grid forms behind him
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Hamilton returns to his pole position slot
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He is informed that the situation is under control
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"Is it normal that I have no power?" Vettel asks
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So we have Grosjean, Chilton and Bianchi starting from the pits
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It's the second Marussia of Bianchi which has stalled
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The grid was lined up, but we have an aborted start
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Grosjean will be starting from the pits, and has been given a drive-through penalty for leaving his garage prior to the 15 minute signal
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Chilton has failed to get off the line in the Marussia, and is being pushed back to the pit lane
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We can see that all drivers bar Vettel and Gutierrez are on Softs
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Hamilton leads the field away on the formation lap
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We are just minutes away from the start
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There are also two DRS zones in place, controlled by one detection line. They come along the main straight and between Turns 2 and 3
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Soft (Yellow) and Medium (White) compound tyres to Australia
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Reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel starts back in 12th. The full grid can be found on the main page of the website
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Lewis Hamilton is the man on pole, having edged out Daniel Ricciardo in qualifying. Nico Rosberg and Kevin Magnussen form the second row
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Welcome to live coverage of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix!