Vitantonio Liuzzi kept his cool in a rollercoaster of a race to finish seventh and win six invaluable points for Force India [ Images ] while Karun Chandhok [ Images ] was among the 14 drivers who lasted the distance in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne [ Images ] on Sunday.
Liuzzi bettered his ninth place finish in Bahrain Grand Prix [ Images ] with yet another mature performance to ensure Force India didn't return empty-handed from the race.
The Italian's composed performance at the Albert Park somewhat alleviated the outfit's disappointment after Adrian Sutil [ Images ] -- who started 10th on the grid and looked primed for his maiden points of the season -- had to retire from the race prematurely.
Hispania driver Karun survived numerous intrigues and managed to bring his car to the chequered flag as the 14th and last driver to do so but it was no mean achievement for the rookie Indian.
McLaren's [ Images ] Jenson Button [ Images ] won the Australian Grand Prix, pipping Renault's [ Images ] Robert Kubica [ Images ] and Ferrari's [ Images ] Felipe Massa [ Images ] to the post and benefiting from pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel's [ Images ] brake failure.