Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne March 18-20, 2016

Total laps 57
Lap distance 5.303 km
Track Conditions Dry

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Free practice 1  March 18 - 12:30 local | 01:30 GMT
Free practice 2  March 18 - 16:30 local | 05:30 GMT
Free practice 3  March 19 - 14:00 local | 03:00 GMT

Qualifying  March 19 - 17:00 local | 06:00 GMT
Race  March 20 - 16:00 local | 05:00 GMT

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Rosberg GER Mercedes 57
2 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 57
3 Vettel GER Ferrari 57
4 Ricciardo FL AUS Red Bull 57
5 Massa BRA Williams 57
6 Grosjean FRA Haas 57
7 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 57
8 Bottas FIN Williams 57
9 Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 57
10 Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 57
11 Palmer GBR Renault 57
12 Magnussen DEN Renault 57
13 Perez MEX Racing Point 57
14 Button GBR McLaren 56
15 Nasr BRA Alfa Romeo 56
16 Wehrlein GER Manor 56
transmission Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo 38
engine Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 21
transmission Haryanto INA Manor 17
collision Alonso ESP McLaren 16
collision Gutiérrez MEX Haas 16
electrical Kvyat RUS Red Bull 0

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Hamilton gives Rosberg a hug in parc ferme. Smiles for all three men. The Mercedes drivers probably feel like they've got away with one there and Vettel has every reason to smile after the pace showed by Ferrari.

Lap 58

Nico Rosberg wins the Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton second, Vettel third. Good drive from all three men. Ricciardo fourth, Massa fifth, but candidate for driver of the day is Grosjean in sixth on Haas' debut.

"Awesome guys, awesome," Rosberg tells Mercedes.

Ricciardo also a candidate for driver of the day but I think Grosjean has to take it.

"Amazing dude!" Haas tells Grosjean.

"Listen to me guys, this is a win for us guys! This is a win." Grosjean replies. What a result.

No points for Palmer but he deserved one on a splendid debut drive.

Ferrari boss tells Sky Sports the team tried an aggressive strategy and it didn't work. Still good enough for third.

Lap 57

Rosberg begins the final lap of the grand prix.

Lap 56

Vettel runs very wide at the penultimate corner and that is the end of that battle. Big cheers from the crowd but that's spoilt a nice little battle.

"F***, sorry guys!" Vettel says.

Verstappen is back on the tail of Sainz and he's driving like a man possessed, bouncing over the kerbs as he joins the pit straight.

Lap 55

DRS again for Vettel but he can't get close enough before Turn 1 or again through Turn 3. Hamilton doing a great job to just stay out of range. This has been an excellent drive from Vettel and he surely has to question Ferrari's strategy this afternoon.

Replays show Hamilton driving over a piece of debris.

Lap 54

Vettel to within four tenths of Hamilton with DRS. Vettel's soft tyres 18 laps old, Hamilton on 36-lap old medium tyres. But can Vettel make a move stick...

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