The beginning of the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix started with Ferrari taking the lead. During the middle of the race Fernando Alonso was involved in a massive accident, allowing for Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes team to take the victory. Lewis Hamilton, Nico's teammate, had a terrible start but managed to take second place while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had to settle for third place.

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo took fourth place and was much further ahead of Felipe Massa who managed to score fifth position. Romain Grosjean brought home sixth place for the new Haas team. Nico Hulkenberg of Force India took seventh place while team Williams’ Valtteri Bottas settled for the eighth position. The Toro Rosso duo of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen completed the race with positions nine and ten respectively.

A few different drivers were forced to retire throughout the race. Fernando Alonso suffered a huge accident which ended his race early on and Haas' Esteban Gutirrez was able to walk away from a massive crash at Turn 3.

Additionally, Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat had to retire after he was hit with problems which prevented him making it to the grid at all. After the restart, Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire with a suspected turbo failure followed by a massive fire in his airbox. Finally, Rio Haryanto of the Manor team walked away with driveline problems.

Position Name Team Time Points
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 48:15.6 25
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +8.060s 18
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +9.643s 15
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing +24.330s 12
5 Felipe Massa Williams +58.979s 10
6 Romain Grosjean HAAS +72.081s 8
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India +74.199s 6
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams +75.153s 4
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso +75.680s 2
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso +76.833s 1