Leclerc dominates Australian GP as Verstappen and Sainz retire

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The Monegasque driver gained his second race of the season

Leclerc dominates Australian GP as Verstappen and Sainz retire

Charles Leclerc took a dominant win on the Australian Grand Prix to increase his lead within the drivers’ championship to 37 factors after three rounds.

Leclerc led each lap of the race and was not often threatened by Max Verstappen, who ran in second till an obvious hydraulics downside induced him to come back to a halt within the second half of the Grand Prix.

This moved Sergio Perez into second and George Russell as much as third, as he took benefit of the primary security automobile to beat Lewis Hamilton.

Catastrophe for Sainz

Carlos Sainz was very unlucky in qualifying because of the timing of a purple flag in Q3, brought on by Fernando Alonso, so began down in ninth.

It acquired quite a bit worse for Sainz as he had a poor getaway and misplaced extra floor on the opening lap. He went for an bold transfer on the high-speed Flip 9, solely to lose management of his Ferrari and find yourself beached within the gravel entice.

The following F1 occasion is in two weeks on the Emilia Romagna GP in Imola on April 22-24.

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