After months of anticipation the first race of 2009 was a contest to savour and a result to remember. Jenson Button may have led every lap but Sebastian Vettel kept him honest throughout the race – before a controversial late clash with Robert Kubica. [retrompubrawn01]Rubens Barrichello completed Brawn GP’s joy by taking second place, while … Continue reading Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season
Lewis Hamilton shrugged off the disappointment of losing the 2007 championship at the final round and started the new season back at the front of the title race.
The 2002 Australian Grand Prix began with an enormous crash that wiped out eight cars. See video below of how one spectator saw Ralf Schumacher’s dramatic flight after he hit Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari.
A string of chance occurrences harpooned Nigel Mansell’s title hopes and left Alain Prost a fortunate – though not undeserving – 1986 championship winner.
Kimi Raikkonen got his world championship bid for Ferrari off to the best possible start with a clinical victory in the Australian Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton scored a debut podium.
Damon Hill signed off a difficult 1995 campaign by winning the Australian Grand Prix by two entire laps, on the final occasion Adelaide played host to the race.
Giancarlo Fisichella won in his first drive for Renault.