Charles Leclerc dominated the Australian GP to win by greater than 20 seconds from the Red Bull of Sergio Perez in a formidable show that extends his world championship lead.
Charles Leclerc and Ferrari dominated the Australian GP because the Monegasque driver prolonged his world championship lead with the fourth win of his profession by virtually 20 seconds. He beat Red Bull’s Sergio Perez who managed P2 thanks to a different retirement by defending world champion Max Verstappen who was in sizzling pursuit of Leclerc however largely had no solutions to his tempo. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr who had a horrible qualifying session retired within the early part of the race whereas working P9 after working broad and beaching the F1-75 within the gravel. This means George Russell within the Mercedes got here P3 forward of 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes now sits behind Ferrari as P2 in constructors forward of Red Bull.
The McLaren duo of Lando Norris and homeboy Daniel Ricciardo managed some tempo to get P5 and P6 respectively. Alpine’s Esteban Ocon got here P7 whereas his teammate Fernando Alonso who was trying good for a top-five place for the big a part of the race simply managed simply P17 after a lot of pit stops. Valtteri Bottas within the Alfa Romeo Sauber got here P8 forward of Pierre Gasly within the AlphaTauri who managed P9. Alex Albon within the Williams drove brilliantly to handle P10 as he pitted for the obligatory tyre change solely within the final lap of the race.
Guanyu Zhou managed P11 for Alfa Romeo whereas Lance Stroll completed P12 because of a five-second penalty for weaving through the race. Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen did not have a merry time for the Haas in P13 and P14. Yuki Tsunoda got here P15 forward of Nicholas Latifi. Vettel within the Aston Martin in his first race of the season did not end the race apart from Sainz and Verstappen.
The massive underlying theme for the race was Leclerc’s dominant tempo within the Ferrari which additionally allowed him to get the quickest lap of the race and was voted driver of the day. Ferrari’s tempo was spectacular contemplating there are lively rumours that it has massive updates within the works for Imola and Barcelona. At Imola, a brand new ground is predicted which is lighter and makes it simpler to run with the bouncing impact. At Barcelona, it’s anticipated to show up its engine after finishing its reliability validation program. Mercedes and McLaren have additionally discovered some tempo which and now that Mercedes is P2 within the constructors Red Bull could have a tough time catching as much as Ferrari if the 8-time world champions are again within the combine as nicely.
Red Bull can be nervous as Verstappen’s retirement pointed towards one more energy unit challenge which suggests there may very well be bother with the brand new E10 gas as it’s in its first 12 months as an engine producer.
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari
2 Sergio Perez Red Bull +20.524s
3 George Russell Mercedes +25.593s
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +28.543s
5 Lando Norris McLaren +53.303s
6 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +53.737s
7 Esteban Ocon Alpine +61.683s
8 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Racing +68.439s
9 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +76.221s
10 Alex Albon Williams +79.382s
11 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Racing +81.695s
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +88.598s
13 Mick Schumacher Haas +1 LAP
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 LAP
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1 LAP
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams +1 LAP
17 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1 LAP
Did not end
Max Verstappen – Red Bull – Engine
Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin – Crash
Carlos Sainz – Ferrari – Crash
Driver’s Championship Standings After Round 3 – Australian GP
|4||Sergio Perez||MEX||Red Bull RBP||30|
|6||Max Verstappen||NED||Red Bull RBP||25|
|7||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Alpine Renault||20|
|8||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren Mercedes||16|
|9||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||Haas Ferrari||12|
|10||Valtteri Bottas||FIN||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||12|
|11||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||McLaren Mercedes||8|
|12||Pierre Gasly||FRA||Alpha Tauri RBP||6|
|13||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||Alpha Tauri RBP||4|
|14||Fernando Alonso||ESP||Alpine Renault||2|
|15||Zhou Guanyu||CHN||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||1|
|16||Alexander Albon||THA||Williams Racing Mercedes||1|
|17||Mick Schumacher||GER||Haas Ferrari||0|
|18||Lance Stroll||CAN||Aston Martin Mercedes||0|
|19||Nico Hulkenberg||GER||Aston Martin Mercedes||0|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Aston Martin Mercedes||0|
|21||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Aston Martin Mercedes||0|