Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Review

We chat with Motorsport journalist Sean Parker as we review a Ferrari win at the Australian Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc dominated the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday to win for the second time in 2022, as world champion Max Verstappen again failed to finish.

Leclerc led all 58 laps in Melbourne as he increased his championship lead to 34 points on a day when his main rivals all hit trouble.

Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz spun out on the second lap after trying to recover from a poor start, while Verstappen had struggled with tyre graining before suddenly stopping on Lap 39 with a mechanical issue.

Red Bull rescued some points in the constructors’ championship, with Sergio Perez 2nd – but he was a distant 2nd to Leclerc. George Russell benefitted from pitting behind the safety car after a Sebastian Vettel crash to score his first podium for Mercedes in P3, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

The McLarens of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo finished 5th and 6th, respectively, for the team’s best day of 2022 so far. They were ahead of Esteban Ocon, Valtteri Bottas and Pierre Gasly, while Alex Albon scored the Williams team’s first point of the season to round out the points.

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