Thursday , 22 August 2019
McLaren

2015 Australian GP Post-Race Stats

The Australian GP was definitely… Different… 20 cars entered, 15 started, 11 finished.

Unsurprisingly Mercedes ran away with the race, over 30 seconds between Nico Rosberg in second and Sebastian Vettel in third. Rosberg was close behind Hamilton for the entire race but never really looked like grabbing the lead.

The biggest surprise of the weekend has got to be Sauber and Felipe Nasr, after no points at all in 2014 Nasr started in 10th and finished fifth and teammate Marcus Ericsson finished eighth, their first double points finish since 2013 and the first points finish for a Swedish driver since 1989!

Despite making it to Australia Manor were unfortunately unable to race due to software problems, Valtteri Bottas had to drop out after picking up a back injury in qualifying and Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat both suffered from mechanical problems on their way to the grid. The bad luck just kept coming too, Pastor Maldonado crashed out at turn two through no fault of his own and Romain Grosjean had to retire before even completing a lap with power problems. One lap gone and just 13 cars left.

Verstappen did become the youngest person to ever race in Formula One, but as he retired mid-way into the race he did not become the youngest point scorer, he may well do so in Malaysia though as the car looks pretty good. The race wasn’t the best for McLaren, 11th and last, two laps down but it was the first time that the Honda engine had done a full race distance and pace was improving, Jenson Button set his fastest lap on his last lap, still 2.5 seconds away from Hamilton though.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 25 58 01:30.945 1
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 18 58 01:31.092 2
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 15 58 01:31.457 4
4 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 12 58 01:31.719 3
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber BRA 10 58 01:32.612 11
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 8 57 01:32.797 7
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 6 57 01:31.970 14
8 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 4 57 01:31.560 16
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 2 57 01:32.872 8
10 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 1 57 01:31.959 15
11 Jenson Button McLaren GBR 0 56 01:33.338 17
RET Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 40 01:31.426 5
RET Max Verstappen Toro Rosso NED 32 01:34.295 12
RET Romain Grosjean Lotus FRA 0 9
RET Pastor Maldonado Lotus VEN 0 10
DNS Daniil Kvyat Red Bull RUS 0 13
DNS Kevin Magnussen McLaren DEN 0 18
DNS Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 0 6
DNQ Will Stevens Manor GBR 0 19
DNQ Roberto Merhi Manor ESP 0 20

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