THE Australian Grand Prix takes place for the primary time since 2019 on Sunday.
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The Australian Grand Prix returns for the primary time since 2019 on Sunday as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc appears to be like to increase his lead on the prime of this season’s Drivers’ Championship standings. The Monegasque gained the opening race of the yr in Bahrain final month, earlier than claiming second spot in Saudi Arabia.
The 2020 Australian Grand Prix was cancelled simply hours earlier than the primary follow session was attributable to happen in gentle of the COVID-19 outbreak. And final yr’s race was postponed till November however was later scrapped altogether.
Drivers will due to this fact be excited to check themselves on the Albert Park observe as soon as once more. And Max Verstappen will likely be seeking to show he has what it takes to back-up his maiden F1 championship victory by dominating proceedings Down Underneath.
Lewis Hamilton, in the meantime, will likely be eager to place the frustration of the early season behind him and present he can compete with the most effective as soon as once more. Hamilton’s Mercedes automotive has struggled within the early rounds and he completed a lowly tenth in Saudi Arabia final outing. In actual fact, the Briton is already 29 factors behind chief Leclerc. So he will likely be hoping to see an enchancment in Melbourne.
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Lewis Hamilton (l) and Max Verstappen will go head-to-head on the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (Picture: GETTY)
What time does the race get underway?
The Australian Grand Prix will get underway at 6am BST and can final roughly two hours. Meaning F1 followers within the UK will face an early begin to see their heroes in motion for the third time this yr.
How can I watch the race?
The Australian Grand Prix will likely be out there to look at on Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion and Sky Sports activities F1, with protection starting at 4.30am. Present Sky Sports activities clients can add particular person channels for £18 per thirty days and also can reside stream the race through the Sky Go app on quite a lot of units.
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Alternatively, followers can watch the Grand Prix with a NOW day membership for £11.99 or month-to-month membership for £33.99 with out signing as much as a contract. NOW could be streamed by a pc or apps discovered on the vast majority of good TVs, telephones and consoles. And NOW can also be out there by BT Sport.
The 2022 F1 season appears to be like set to be one other mouthwatering affair, with Leclerc and Verstappen the 2 favourites to land the title. Verstappen was compelled to retire from the primary race attributable to energy failure however triumphed in Saudi Arabia final outing. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz is sandwiched between the duo within the present standings, with Mercedes pair George Russell and Hamilton in fourth and fifth place respectively.