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Australian Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

Team Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen stunned the racing world and won the 2013 Australian Grand Prix to open the series season on the best possible note for the 33-year-old star (h/t CNN’s official coverage).Ferrari's Fernando Alonso managed to finish second (12.4 seconds behind the race winner) and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel stole the last spot on the award podium with a third-place finish after winning the pole for the event (h/t ESPN).The difference in this year’s race was the new pit strategy of Raikkonen and his team. While it is customary for teams to make three pit stops (tire wear almost always warrants three changes during the race), Raikkonen and the Team Lotus only stopped twice, making the conscientious effort to not ab...

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