LEWIS Hamilton steered clear of trouble to win a chaotic Australian Grand Prix – a race packed with incident, which saw only seven out of the 22 cars cross the finish line.The race had begun in dramatic style as in incident in the first corner involving Honda’s Jenson Button,Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella, Red Bull’s Mark Webber, Super Aguri’s Anthony Davidson and Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel led directly or indirectly to their retirements from the race.
It was a day Ferrari would rather forget, Felipe Massa spinning on the first lap and being involved in an incident with Red Bull’s David Coulthard before retiring. Teammate Kimi Raikkonen, having benefited from the second safety car intervention, threw away the chance to challenge Hamilton with a mistake as he slid off the road trying to pass McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen. Then his Ferrari let him down when he was running seventh with three laps to go.
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