Leclerc wins Australian Grand Prix, Verstappen retires all more than once again

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari driver Leclerc led from begin to complete at Albert Park to protected his next victory of the time, with Sergio Perez finishing second and George Russell 3rd.

Planet champion Verstappen pulled more than on lap 39 of 58, even though Leclerc’s staff-mate Carlos Sainz – who started the working day second in the driver standings – spun off early in the race immediately after beginning again in ninth location.

Leclerc obtained off to a superior begin and Lewis Hamilton moved up from fifth to 3rd at the rear of environment winner Verstappen.

The protection auto was deployed when Sainz identified himself in the gravel immediately after shedding management on lap 3, with Leclerc extending his edge as Perez applied the DRS to overtake Hamilton.

Verstappen pitted for difficult tyres on lap 19 and the basic safety car was out again when Sebastian Vettel retired, giving Russell the prospect to pit and stay in third put.

Leclerc fended off Verstappen when the race restarted and that was as near as the Dutchman arrived to having the lead in advance of he pulled more than thanks to a further issue with his Crimson Bull.

Monegasque Leclerc was untroubled, easing to a next get in 3 races and put the icing on the cake by clocking the fastest lap.

Leclerc finished in excess of 20 seconds forward of Perez, with Russell securing a podium place and Hamilton crossing the line in fourth spot.


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