Vettel wins the Australian Grand Prix

Stephan Heublein

Sebastian Vettel won the first Grand Prix of the season in Australia after leading from start to finish and in spite of the new Pirelli tyres and their lack of durability.

The reigning world champion made it through the race with just two pit stops and only in the final third segment of the race did the opposition manage to exert some pressure on him. At the finish, he had a lead of almost 20 seconds.