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Hamilton 5th in Australian GP; Rosberg Fails to Finish

March 20, 2013

Lewis Hamilton managed to finish fifth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, proving that Mercedes AMG Petronas can be a force in this year's Formula One competition. However, teammate Nico Rosberg became the third retirement for the day after electrical problems forced him off with 32 laps still remaining in the race. Kimi Raikkonen was in good form to start the 2013 season, winning the race a good 12-plus seconds ahead of second-placer Fernando Alonso. Defending champion Sebastian Vettel joined them on the podium, and Alonso's teammate Felipe Massa finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The Red Bull duo of Vettel and Mark Webber failed to capitalize on their 1-2 qualifying... Continue Reading »

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