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Kimi crushes them at Albert Park

Kimi Raikkonen has won the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix for Lotus Renault with a brilliant display over 58 laps at the Albert Park circuit.

The 33-year-old Finn beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso by 12.4 seconds with Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull Renault a further 9.8 seconds away in third place.

Australia’s Mark Webber was sixth in the second Red Bull after a slipping clutch saw him lose five places off the line, while Dan Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso Ferrari was out after 41 laps with an exhaust system failure.

This is Raikkonen’s 20th Grand Prix win, his second since he came back to the sport and his second at Albert Park.

There were 18 finishers but there was disappointment even before the cars went to the grid for Nico Hülkenberg, whose Sauber Mercedes suffered a fuel system problem and was unable to leave pit lane.

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