• Jenson Button took a brilliant victory at the first race of the season.
  • Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton catch up before the drivers' parade.
  • Button took the lead from polesitter Hamilton as the lights went out.
  • Hamilton had no answer to Button's early pace.
  • Another view of the first corner, with Button taking the lead.
  • Bruno Senna's Williams debut did not get off the best of starts.
  • Sebastian Vettel made up for a disappointing qualifying with a good start.
  • Fernando Alonso was another driver who fared better in the race than in qualifying
  • Michael Schumacher ran an impressive third before being forced to retire.
  • Nico Rosberg was embroiled in a tight midfield battle.
  • Vettel continued to work his way up the order.
  • But no-one could catch Button out in front.
  • The British driver took the chequered flag with ease.
  • Button was greeted by a jubilant McLaren team in the pits.
  • Hamilton was just behind Button, but dropped down to third during a late safety car period.
  • Hamilton looked slightly downhearted to have only finished third.
  • Button, on the other hand, was clearly delighted with his win.
  • Button sprays the champagne on the podium.
  • Vitaly Petrov retired with a mechanical issue.
  • McLaren celebrate their victory.

Australian Grand Prix

Jenson Button took a brilliant victory at the first race of the season.