Charles Leclerc managed to keep up a wholesome lead with Verstappen behind at second all through the bulk of the race. Unfortunately, Scuderia Ferrari’s second driver Carlos Sainz had his weekend go from dangerous to worse after his automobile spun out on the second lap of the race, ending his hopes of glory at Albert Park. The Spaniard had began the race at P9 earlier than rapidly dropping to P14, and finally ending his weekend sooner than anyone else on the grid.
The security automobile got here out the second time after after Sebastian Vettel’s crash on lap 23 – a disappointing finish to his first race weekend in 2022 after being out of the primary two races as a consequence of Covid 19. Moreover, it definitely appeared like Max Verstappen can be becoming a member of Charles Leclerc on the rostrum after retaining P2 till Lap 39. However, Verstappen’s Red Bull ended up coming to a cease with the engine on fireplace, making it his second retirement of the season already. This helped Charles Leclerc steer 46 factors clear of his rival.
Charles Leclerc (C) celebrates with the successful protect together with runner-up Sergio Perez (L) and the third positioned George Russell. (AFP Photo)
Sergio Perez managed to attain 18 factors for Red Bull after ending the race over +20 seconds behind the Ferrari, adopted by George Russell in third – his first ever podium end for Mercedes-AMG Petronas. Mercedes veteran Lewis Hamilton completed fourth, taking his factors tally to twenty-eight, at the moment 9 behind his younger teammate.
Apart from the 2 Mercedes drivers, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardio of McLaren have been the one teammates to each have secured factors on the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, after ending fifth and sixth respectively. Esteban Ocon, Valtteri Bottas, Pierre Gasly additionally managed to attain factors at yesterday’s race. The final level scorer was Alex Albon, who was nicknamed “tyre whisperer” by his workforce after lasting 56 laps on the identical set of arduous compound rubber. The Williams driver had began on the again of the grid, however ended up securing his and his workforce’s first level of the season.