Reigning world champion Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix for a second successive year after a thrilling race in Melbourne.
However, his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton had to settle for sixth place and was unhappy with the team's strategy for him after he made two pit-stops compared with just one for Button.
Showers just before the start of the race caused the teams to switch to intermediates tyres but the difficult conditions led to a big crash on the opening bend as Fernando Alonso was clipped by Button before hitting the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher as he spun.
A safety car had to be introduced after Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi and Williams' Nico Hulkenberg collided and, after it left the track at the end of the fifth lap, Button was the first to enter the pits to switch to slick tyres.
He quickly moved up to second place behind Sebastian Vettel who seemed certain to win the race until brake failure brought an end to his race on the 26th lap.
That allowed Button to serenely tie up his first win of the season with his new team while a host of drivers battled behind him for the minor places.
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has announced his intention to retire from Test cricket. The 35-year-old is expected to confirm why he has decided to quit the five-day format of the game at a press conference on Monday.
In rugby union, Gloucester captain Gareth Delve has decided to move to Australia after agreeing a contract with new franchise Melbourne Rebels.
The 27-year-old Wales number eight will team up with Danny Cipriani in Melbourne's debut Super 15 campaign.
West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola was left to ponder his future after a 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City left the Irons deeper in relegation trouble near the foot of the Premier league table.
Hull City's 2-0 win over Fulham means that the Hammers are only outside the bottom three on goal difference and are now just above the online favourites to join Portsmouth in the Championship next season.
Zola's position at Upton Park is looking increasingly precarious and the dejected Italian said after the defeat: "I have to find out what the problem is.
"If the problem is me, then why not? The players are trying hard for us. The bottom line is to see whether I can help them or not. I will consider overnight whether I am doing a good job or not."