Australian GP: Lewis Hamilton welcomes Mercedes' strong start

Hamilton said there was plenty for Mercedes to build on heading into the second race of the season at Sepang in Malaysia next weekend. Team principal Ross Brawn said there was much to be gleaned from the team's opening performance in Melbourne.

updated: March 17, 2013 14:59 IST
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Melbourne, Australia: Former world champion Lewis Hamilton said his new Mercedes team can build on the positive start of his fifth place in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Hamilton, who split from McLaren to join Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, was competitive throughout the 58-lap GP won by Kimi Raikkonen in a Lotus.

Hamilton, who won the 2008 world championship while at McLaren, got Mercedes' first points of the season after Rosberg failed to finish the race when his car suffered electronics problems on the 26th lap.

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