Another weekend of incidents and surprise around the roads of Albert Park produced a similar effect on the record books.
Fernando Alonso (Renaukt), Jenson Button (Honda) and Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren-Mercedes) © LAT
Fernando Alonso's tenth Grand Prix victory makes him the first new driver into double-figures in the wins column since David Coulthard took his tenth win at the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Spaniard's ninth successive podium is now tied for the second longest streak ever, behind Michael Schumacher's 19-race run that began at Indianapolis in 2001 and ended at Suzuka in 2002.
Alonso and Raikkonen have exactly the same ratio of podiums-to-starts (1 in every 2.8 races) and were totally dominant on pace in Melbourne - no other drivers got to within 0.991 seconds of Alonso and Raikkonen's best times.