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Australian Grand Prix coverage overview

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Monday 19th March, 2012 - 10:57am

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Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton celebrate with the McLaren team

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton celebrate with the McLaren team

The 2012 Qantas Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix saw McLaren stake its claim on the new Grand Prix season.

The Woking based squad topped four of the five sessions held throughout the weekend, with Sunday evening seeing Jenson Button take his third victory at Albert Park in four years.

It was an historic weekend for Australia too, with Mark Webber’s fourth place representing the best finish by a local driver since the AGP became a round of the World Championship in 1985. Topping off the result was an extroadinary ninth place for Webber’s countryman Daniel Ricciardo.

See below for Speedcafe.com’s extensive coverage of all the action from the four-day event.

Formula 1

Australian Formula One Grand Prix Race Guide

Ricciardo relaxed ahead of maiden Aus GP

Vettel: Form will remain unclear tomorrow

Button leads McLaren one-two in Practice 1

Schumacher tops Practice 2 at Albert Park

Webber, Ricciardo confident despite mixed practice

Brawn downplays Mercedes wing advantage

Teams push for increased FIA action on cost control

Hamilton fastest as Vettel, Schumacher strike trouble

Lewis Hamilton leads McLaren front-row lockout

Lewis Hamilton hails ‘special’ pole position

Alonso: Ferrari must work 25 hours a day

Webber left to count cost of faulty KERS

Q&A: Mark Webber after qualifying in Melbourne

Ricciardo: Midfield start will be a new experience

HRT denied Australian Grand Prix start

Grosjean vindicated by stunning qualifying effort

Perez handed five-place grid penalty

Nissan brand to remain absent from Formula 1

Herbert: 2012 is Mark Webber’s last chance

Jenson Button takes third Australian GP win

Button: McLaren in great position after important win

Fernando Alonso pleased with Ferrari fightback

Ricciardo: I could have done better

Webber determined to take positives from AGP

Maldonado denies losing concentration before crash

Alternating Australian GP idea squashed

V8 Supercars

Patrizi to run Etihad airways support at AGP

Whincup fastest in first Albert Park practice

Winterbottom on top as V8 pace quickens

Jamie Whincup scorches to Albert Park pole

Safety Car to spice up V8 qualifying race

No expansion plans for Triple Eight in 2013

Winterbottom wins ‘drop zone’ V8 Qualifying Race

Winterbottom wins last lap thriller at Albert Park

Engine problems force change for Lowndes

Mark Winterbottom wins shortened Race 3

First lap shunt gives teams overnight work

Karl Reindler ruled out of final V8 Supercars race

LDM Commodore heading back to Triple Eight

Van Giz takes final race, Winterbottom wins round

Carrera Cup

Frentzen fastest in Porsche practice

Reid grabs pole on Carrera Cup return

Baird wins Porsche Albert Park opener

Baird continues winning ways in Carrera Cup

Craig Baird completes Albert Park clean sweep

Formula Ford

Matthew Hart takes opening Formula Ford pole

Le Brocq takes opening Formula Ford race win

Matthew Hart takes maiden Formula Ford win

Le Brocq takes Formula Ford round win

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