Ice Ice Baby
Kimi Raikkonen has scythed up the grid to take the first win of the season at Albert Park.
Raikkonen’s Lotus was only thereabouts in qualifying, starting the race from seventh on the grid. A solid start put him into the top five, and he fought his way up from there.
We're back, but so is Vettel
Sebastian Vettel has taken the first pole position of the year at Albert Park after rain washed out yesterday’s first session.
Vettel made driving in the tricky damp conditions look effortless, despite the guessing game as to when the track would be ready for slick tyres.
Not so fast: qualifying postponed
Qualifying for the 2013 Australian Grand Prix has been postponed until Sunday after rain lashed the track, making the circuit undriveable.
While Q1 was run this afternoon Q2 and Q3 have been shifted to 11AM tomorrow morning, with the race to go ahead at 5PM.
Ricciardo: I want to do well at home
Daniel Ricciardo will be making every effort to impress his home fans for qualifying this afternoon.
The Perth-born Ricciardo is all too aware the focus will be on him this weekend, and wants to give the Australian crowd something to cheer about.
“That’s on my mind at the moment,” he said after free practice two. “I really want to do well in front of the home crowd.”
He admitted, however, that Friday practice for Toro Rosso didn’t go as well as he’d hoped.