F1: Hamilton and Vettel retire as Rosberg races to win

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were forced to retire early in the Australian Grand Prix, with Germany's Nico Rosberg taking the chequered flag in the season's first race.

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Formula 1 season begins with Lewis Hamilton in pole

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives into the pit lane during the qualifying session. Credit: Reuters/David Gray

The Formula 1 season is off and running in the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton starting in pole position.

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