Leclerc dominates Australian GP as Verstappen and Sainz retire

charles Leclerc took a dominant victory in Australian Grand Prix To continue his lead in the drivers’ championship to 37 points after three rounds.

Leclerc He led every lap of the race and was rarely threatened Max Verstappenwho ran second until an apparent hydraulic problem caused him to stall in the second half of the Grand Prix.

move this Sergio Perez In second place and George Russell Until third place, where he took advantage of the first safety car to beat it Lewis Hamilton.

Sens disaster

Carlos Sainz It was very unfortunate in qualifying due to the timing of the red flag in Q3, because of Fernando AlonsoSo, he started at nine.

It only got worse for Sainz as he had a bad break and lost more ground on the opening lap. He went on an ambitious move into the high-speed Turn 9, only to lose control of his Ferrari and end up on the beach in a gravel trap.

The next F1 event is in two weeks at the Emilia Romagna GP in Imola on April 22-24.