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Hamilton wins Australian GP as both Ferraris retire
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Lewis Hamilton took a commanding victory in the Australian Grand Prix on a disastrous day for title rivals Ferrari.

BMW's Nick Heidfeld and Williams' Nico Rosberg completed the podium, while both Ferraris retired with mechanical problems after a series of errors by drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. {mos_fb_discuss: 1}
With Hamilton cruising to the race win, Heikki Kovalainen looked set to make it a McLaren one-two until the timing of the third safety car compromised his race dropping him down the order. This handed Nick Heidfeld a solid second position in the BMW Sauber.

Starting second and fifth, BMW Sauber had been expected to challenge McLaren for the race win but the reality was that McLaren were far too strong in race trim today.

Nico Rosberg has waited a long time, but today’s action-packed race saw the Williams Toyota driver record his first podium position after a fine error free drive. Team-mate Kazuki Nakajima survived a clash with Robert Kubica whilst behind the safety car to finish in seventh position, the final runner in this incident strewn race.

Classified:

Pos Driver Team Time

1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1h34:50.616
2. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 5.478
3. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 8.163
4. Alonso Renault (B) + 17.181
5. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 18.014
6. Barrichello Honda (B) + 52.453 **DQ
7. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 1 lap
8. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 2 laps
9. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) + 3 laps

 
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