Paul Di Resta scored point in Debut race

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Securing a point on his Formula One debut is a great start for Paul di Resta.

Di Resta initially finished 12th in the Australian Grand Prix, only to be elevated to 10th after the race as Sauber duo Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi were excluded from the classification due to technical infringement. Read More

The FIA have cited a technical infringement relating to the rear wing, however, Sauber have since lodged a statement of intention to appeal.

"If the news is true then this is a mega result for me and the team," said the 24-year-old from Scotland.

"It is exactly what we set out to achieve and I am delighted to have scored my first point in my debut race."

Sauber, however, feel their case is strong, with technical director James Key claiming neither of his team's car gained an advantage.

"This is a very surprising and disappointing result," said Key.

"It appears there is a question over the top surface of the uppermost rear wing element.

"This area is not the working surface of the component and therefore relatively unimportant to its function. Certainly this has not led to any performance advantage.

"We are checking the design of the parts now to better understand the situation and we intend to appeal the decision made by the stewards."

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23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
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1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
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