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Jenson Button won the first F1 Grand Prix of the season

Eagerly awaited by millions of passionate, the opening of the 2012 season of Formula 1 round took place last weekend, in Melbourne. A strong Australian Grand Prix anime, which reveals what is sensed during season testing, namely that Red Bull Racing is no longer the stable beat we saw in 2011, McLaren being of entry to play at the top, while Ferrari and Mercedes have completely lack this first appointment.

Qualifies the first line to the dimensions of his team mates Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) took the lead in the first corner and never be joined. Only sixth on the starting grid, Sebastian Vettel took his Red Bull-Renault has a beautiful second place, just ahead of Hamilton, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso.

If the race outposts was relatively quiet, the battle for the sixth spot in the final laps anime, this "Top 6" has finally returning Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) after that Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault) has hit the wall.

There is no one in Australia had the first round of the World Championship season. In Florida, the Renaissance World Endurance Championship for GT cars and prototypes, was launched on the occasion of the famous 12 Hours of Sebring.

Peugeot has left the discipline (budgetary compression) and Toyota debutant with its new hybrid prototypes in May, the Audi R18 TDI had free rein. Despite everything, Sebring always reserves surprises with its very large diversity of cars and omnipresent traffic on a fairly narrow track. Upon arrival, the trio consists of Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello won with four laps ahead of another Audi, the Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard and Loic Duval. Honda ARX-03a led away by Stephane Sarrazin completes the podium, with six laps.

In the category of GT cars, the battle between Ferrari 458 Italia, Corvette C6 ZR1, Porsche 911 RSR and BMW M3 was much more animated than prototypes and lasted until the very last lap! The victory has finally returned Joey Hand and his crew Summerton and Muller (BMW). The first five cross the finish line in less than 25 seconds.

NASCAR is the small oval of Bristol, Tennessee, competitors Sprint Cup and Nationwide series appointment had. Sprint, success for Brad Keselowski in his Team Penske Dodge Cup. Matt Kenseth (Ford) finished second, ahead of three Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing, Martin Truex in the order, Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers (replacing the veteran Mark Martin).

For the second time in four races this season, Elliott Sadler (Chevrolet of Richard Childress Racing) is required in Nationwide Series. He beat upon arrival Kasey Kahne (Chevrolet) and Brad Keselowski (Dodge). Danica Patrick finished nineteenth.

The next weekend, the F1 will be in Malaysia on the Sepang circuit, while the NASCAR series have an appointment on the Super Oval Fontana, California. It will also be the debut of the 2012 IndyCar Series on the temporary street circuit St. Petersburg, Florida.

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