Following a chaotic race, Max Verstappen wins his first F1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The reigning champion, who started the race as the heavy favorite, was overtaken on the first lap by Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen, however, established his dominance and took the lead after two red flags were displayed, eventually finishing ahead of Hamilton in second place.
Alpine drivers crash each other out
The race was filled with drama and collisions, including a major crash involving Alpine teammates Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon. Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz’s disappointing race ended when he clipped Fernando Alonso during the second red flag restart, earning him a five-second penalty. Sergio Perez was named F1 Driver of the Day for his outstanding performance, which saw him rise from a pit lane start to finish fifth.
Lando Norris of McLaren also performed admirably, finishing sixth. Oscar Piastri, from Melbourne, earned his first championship points by finishing eighth.
The Australian Grand Prix featured an action-packed race that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The race was filled with chaos, red flags, and collisions, but Max Verstappen still won his first F1 Australian Grand Prix. Despite being passed by George Russell and Lewis Hamilton on the first lap, Verstappen maintained his composure and eventually took the lead after the first red flag. He dominated the race from then on, finishing ahead of Hamilton, who finished second.
The race was filled with drama and collisions, including a major one involving Alpine teammates Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon. Carlos Sainz’s race was also marred by a five-second penalty after he collided with Fernando Alonso during the second red flag restart.
Sergio Perez voted F1 Driver of the Day for an impressive performance at Albert Park
Meanwhile, Sergio Perez was named F1 Driver of the Day for his outstanding performance, which saw him rise from a pit lane start to fifth place. Lando Norris of McLaren also performed admirably, finishing sixth.
Oscar Piastri, from Melbourne, had a memorable race, finishing eighth and earning his first championship points. Starting in P16, the Australian driver drove maturely to finish in a respectable position.
Max Verstappen leads the Driver Standings with 69 points after the third race of the season, 15 points ahead of his teammate Sergio Pérez. Fernando Alonso is third in the championship after three consecutive podium finishes.
Red Bull is also leading the Constructor Standings, 58 points ahead of a surprising Aston Martin. Mercedes is third after a difficult start, only 9 points behind second place.