The complete Australian GP review

The complete Australian GP review

Following the phony war of winter testing, the 2012 season got off to an intriguing start in Australia as Jenson Button and McLaren dominated. AUTOSPORT provides the definitive guide to how the weekend unfolded

PRACTICE

Practice one - Friday am

It may have been the first chance of the season to get some mileage in an official session with the whole field on track at the same time, but that didn't mean they were in any hurry to slither around on a damp surface as the new world championship got off to a rainy start in Melbourne.

Rookie Jean-Eric Vergne took the honour of being first on track in 2012, and the Frenchman and Toro Rosso team-mate Daniel Ricciardo had Albert Park to themselves for long periods while the rest waited for conditions to improve.

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