Result: Kimi Raikkonen wins Australian Grand Prix

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on the podium after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 17, 2013
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Kimi Raikkonen wins the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this morning.

Kimi Raikkonen has won the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne this morning.

The Finn claimed the top spot and will be joined on the podium by Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel in second and third respectively.

In the season's curtain-raiser, Raikkonen was pushed hard by Alonso but as the Spaniard's tyres faded in the final 10 laps, it ended as a relative cruise for eventual winner.

Vettel ended up 21 points behind Raikkonen with Felipe Massa finishing the race in fourth.

Results in full:
1. Raikkonen (Lotus)
2. Alonso (Ferrari)
3. Vettel (Red Bull)
4. Massa (Ferrari)
5. Hamilton (Mercedes)
6. Webber (Red Bull)
7. Sutil (Force India)
8. Di Resta (Force India)
9. Button (McLaren)
10. Grosjean (Lotus)
11. Perez (McLaren)
12. Vergne (Toro Rosso)
13. Gutierrez (Sauber)
14. Bottas (Williams)
15. Bianchi (Marussia)
16. Pic (Caterham)
17. Chilton (Marussia)
18. Van der Garde (Caterham)

Retired: Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Rosberg (Mercedes), Maldonado (Williams)

Non-Starter: Hulkenberg (Sauber)

Sebastian Vettel in his team's pit on November 23, 2012
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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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