Sebastian Vettel started the new Formula One season in much the way that he ended the last, and his victory was as comprehensive as his pole-winning qualifying lap had been the previous day.
Race standings: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1hr 29min 30.259sec, 2. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) McLaren 1:29:52.556, 3. Vitaly Petrov (Rus) Renault 1:30:00.819, 4. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1:30:02.031, 5. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1:30:08.430, 6. Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:30:24.563, 7. Sergio Perez (Mex) Sauber 1:30:36.104, 8. Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Sauber 1:30:47.131, 9. Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1:30:55.445, 10. Sebastien Buemi (Swi) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 lap, 11. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India at 1 lap, 12. Paul di Resta (Gbr) Force India at 1 lap, 13. Jaime Alguersuari (Spa) Scuderia Toro Rosso at 1 lap, 14. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) Renault at 1 lap, 15. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Lotus F1 at 2 laps, 16. Jerome d'Ambrosio (Bel) Virgin Racing at 4 laps
Not classified: 17. Timo Glock (Ger) Virgin Racing 49 laps completed,18. Rubens Barrichello (Bra) Williams 48 laps completed, 19. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 22. laps completed, 20. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Lotus F1 19 laps completed, 21. Michael Schumacher (Ger) Mercedes GP 19 laps completed, 22. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Williams 9 laps completed