Sports: F1 Australian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

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F1 world championship leader Leclerc beat Max Verstappen to pole position in Australia with his final Q3 lap, a 1m17.868s, to claim top spot by 0.286s ahead of the Red Bull driver.

Leclerc was however summoned to the stewards for driving too slowly back to the pits during Q1, the same accusation levied at Yuki Tsunoda and Zhou Guanyu.

Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez claimed third place, while the other Ferrari of Carlos Sainz Jr endured a "disaster" of a Q3 session and will start down in ninth. Sainz lost his first timed lap due to a red flag caused by a crash by Fernando Alonso and was then delayed in beginning his final run due to a starter issue, which resulted in rushed preparation for his last effort.

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McLaren produced a return to form with Lando Norris taking fourth place in qualifying ahead of both Mercedes drivers. Remarking that the team had made no progress on its W13 car, Lewis Hamilton was fifth and George Russell in sixth, while home favourite Daniel Ricciardo missed out late on to drop to seventh.

After Alonso’s Turn 11 crash - caused by a hydraulic issue, which he believed cost him a chance of challenging for pole - relegated him to 10th place, Esteban Ocon led the Alpine efforts with eighth ahead of Sainz.

Nicholas Latifi and Lance Stroll clashed in Q1 of qualifying, resulting in the Aston Martin driver being handed a three-place grid penalty after being blamed for the crash having lost awareness of Latifi’s location on-track when both drivers were overtaking each other during out-laps.

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It capped a terrible day for Aston Martin as both Stroll and Sebastian Vettel crashed heavily in final practice. Stroll’s collision with Latifi incidentally provided extra time for the team to fix Vettel’s car so he could set a lap time in Q1, but the German could only manage 18th – promoted up one spot to 17th on the starting grid due to Alex Albon’s own three-place grid penalty from the Saudi Arabian GP.

Albon was subsequently disqualified from qualifying regardless, having stopped on track on his way back to the pits and been unable to provide a one litre fuel sample.

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Marshals assist Alex Albon, Williams FW44, after a breakdown in Qualifying

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When is the F1 Australian Grand Prix?

Date: Sunday 10th April 2022

Start time: 6:00am BST, 3:00pm local time

Leclerc takes pole position for F1 Australian Grand Prix

  Leclerc takes pole position for F1 Australian Grand Prix MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed his second pole position of the year with a blistering final lap in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc, who won the season-opening race in Bahrain in March, posted a time of 1 minute, 17.868 seconds to edge Red Bull driver and defending series champion Max Verstappen by .286 seconds. Red Bull driver Sergio Perez qualified in third position, while LandoThe 22-year-old Norris completed a lap of the Albert Park circuit in 1 minute, 19.117, with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc .132 seconds behind in second position in a session interrupted by two red flags.

The third round of the 2022 F1 season, the Australian GP at Albert Park, gets underway at 3:00pm local time (6:00am BST) on Sunday 10th April.

How can I watch Formula 1?

In the United Kingdom, Formula 1 is only broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights shown on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming through NOW is also available in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels, which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW with a one-off day payment of £11.98 or a month membership of £33.99 per month.

Fans wanting to watch the race for free will have to wait until later on Saturday (qualifying) or Sunday (race) to see the highlights on Channel 4.

How can I watch the F1 Australian GP?

In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports will be live broadcasting the Australian GP, with the race shown live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event. Pre-race coverage will be starting on Sky Sports F1 at 4:30am BST ahead of the race start at 6:00am BST.

Channels: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event

Mick Schumacher satisfied: Q2 reached and teammate Magnussen beaten

 Mick Schumacher satisfied: Q2 reached and teammate Magnussen beaten © Motorsport Images Mick Schumacher in qualifying to the Grand Prix of Australia 2022 Successful experience for Mick Schumacher on Saturday at the Qualifying of Formula 1 to the Grand Prix of Australia in Melbourne. Two weeks after his violent accident in Jidda , the Haas pilot showed that he has no traces left. Schumacher succeeded in Q2 of qualifying, where he drove to position 15.

Start time: 6:00am BST, Sunday 10th April

Autosport will be running a live text coverage of the Australian GP here.

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522 © Autosport.com Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A522

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

When can I watch the F1 Australian GP highlights?

In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights of the Australian GP at 3:05pm BST on Sunday. The full programme will run for two hours and 30 minutes, covering the pre-race, the race highlights and the initial post-race reaction to wrap up the major talking points of the weekend.

For the entire 2022 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of every qualifying and race of each event. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on demand catch-up services.

· Channel: Channel 4

· Start time: 3:05pm BST, Sunday 10th April

Will the F1 Australian GP be on the radio?

Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra stations, the BBC Sounds app and via the BBC Sport website.

Live coverage of the Australian GP will start at 5:45am BST on BBC Radio 5 Live and on the BBC Sounds app.

Weather forecast for the F1 Australian GP

Current weather forecasts predict hot, dry and sunny conditions at Albert Park, with a very low chance of rain during the race. The temperature is expected to be 27 degrees Celsius for the start of the race.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wins Formula 1 Australian GP

  Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wins Formula 1 Australian GP MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Riding high after a decisive victory for Ferrari in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, Charles Leclerc’s belief in the team's prospects are growing by the race. A grand prix billed as a showdown between Leclerc’s Ferrari and the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez finished with the Monaco driver as a one-sided winner. The 24-year-old Leclerc extended his lead in the drivers’ championship to 34 points while claiming his second win of the season after victory in the season-opening race in Bahrain.

How many laps is the F1 Australian GP?

The race is scheduled to complete 58 laps of the Albert Park circuit, covering a total race distance of 306.124km.

F1 Australian GP starting grid

ClaDriver Gap
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari F1-75 © Provided by Autosport Ferrari F1-75
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull RB18 © Provided by Autosport Red Bull RB18 0.286
3 Sergio Perez Red Bull RB18 © Provided by Autosport Red Bull RB18 0.372
4 Lando Norris McLaren MCL36 © Provided by Autosport McLaren MCL36 0.835
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W13 © Provided by Autosport Mercedes W13 0.957
6 George Russell Mercedes W13 © Provided by Autosport Mercedes W13 1.065
7 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren MCL36 © Provided by Autosport McLaren MCL36 1.164
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine A522 © Provided by Autosport Alpine A522 1.193
9 Carlos Sainz Jr Ferrari F1-75 © Provided by Autosport Ferrari F1-75 1.540
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine A522 © Provided by Autosport Alpine A522
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri AT03 © Provided by Autosport AlphaTauri AT03 1.358
12 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo C42 © Provided by Autosport Alfa Romeo C42 1.542
13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri AT03 © Provided by motorsport.com AlphaTauri AT03 1.556
14 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo C42 © Provided by Autosport Alfa Romeo C42 2.287
15 Mick Schumacher Haas VF-22 © Provided by Autosport Haas VF-22 2.597
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas VF-22 © Provided by Autosport Haas VF-22 2.386
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin AMR22 © Provided by Autosport Aston Martin AMR22 3.281
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams FW44 © Provided by Autosport Williams FW44 3.504
19 Alex Albon Williams FW44 © Provided by Autosport Williams FW44 2.267
20 Lance Stroll Aston Martin AMR22 © Provided by Autosport Aston Martin AMR22
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