F1 Australian GP: Sainz fastest as Ferrari lead Red Bull in FP1
Carlos Sainz Jr comfortably had the measure of Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc and the Red Bull duo to top first practice ahead of Formula 1’s 2022 Australian Grand Prix.The Spaniard romped to a 1m19.806s to unsurprisingly smash the existing lap record set on the previous configuration, a 1m20.486s as posted by Lewis Hamilton on his way to pole in 2019.
charles leclerc exits in ferraris new miracle car the luxury world champion max stages in the title fight of the formula 1. © Provided by sport1.de leclerc celebrates start-target victory - debacle for Stappen
One-Man Show in Down Under: Charles Leclec sponsored in Ferraris New miracle car the luckless world champion Max stages in the title fight of Formula 1. The Monegasse celebrated on Sunday at the first major prize of Australia for three years a careful start-target victory And built his lead in the driver's World Cup thanks to the renewed failure of red-bull star massive.
Leclerc referred to the Albert Park of Melbourne Stacking Team Colleagues Sergio Perez in second place. For the 24-year-old Leclerc it was the total fourth victory and after the opening platform in Bahrain the second of the season.
Leclerc takes pole position for F1 Australian Grand Prix, Canadians collide
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A Ferrari versus Red Bull battle is shaping up as the likely scenario on Sunday at the first Australian Grand Prix since the pandemic began in 2020. Charles Leclerc claimed Ferrari’s first pole position at the revamped Albert Park circuit since 2007 with a decisive final lap of 1 minute, 17.868 seconds in Melbourne on Saturday. But running close behind were the Red Bulls of world champion Max Verstappen, who qualified .286 seconds behind, and Sergio Perez, who posted the third quickest time. Leclerc and Verstappen have shared the opening two races of the season in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and will now start alongside each other on the front row.
stages arrived in the 39th round with a defect, for the second time the Dutchman remained without points in the young season. Leclerc has already already 46 counter lead on the defending champion.
His second podium of the career celebrated Mercedes-Youngster George Russell in third place. Record Champion Lewis Hamilton rounded the good cutting off the silver arrows as a fourth. For Mercedes, the place behind Ferrari and Red Bull is actually the new claim after years of dominance. "We do not run brightly into the paddock. We have so many problems to solve," MotorsportChef Toto Wolff had said before the start.
Sebastian Vettel, who had missed the first two races because of a coronain infection, gave a desoolate comeback at his first season. The four-time world champion hit the wall in the 24th round and left. Already in third training on Saturday, Vettel had caused an accident, on Friday he had also been braked by a motor damage to the Aston Martin.
F1 Australian GP: Leclerc scores dominant win as Verstappen retires
Charles Leclerc dominated Formula 1’s 2022 Australian Grand Prix – seemingly with enough pace to comfortably beat Max Verstappen even before the Red Bull retired ahead of the race’s final third.Sergio Perez finished second ahead of George Russell, who was a big gainer under the second safety car, but had to hold off a charging Lewis Hamilton to the flag.
Mick Schumacher drove a solid race, but did not come beyond the 13th place. The first points of the Formula 1 career were out of reach in the previously weakest appearance of the strengthened Haas Rennstall. At the end, Schumacher landed after all before his teammate Kevin Magnussen.
Leclerc had taken care of on Saturday with an outstanding final round for the first Ferrari poles in Australia since 2007. Start seat one defended the Monegasse effortlessly. Also stapping lost no place as second.
A re-wheel-to-wheel duel between Leclerc and stages like last in Saudi Arabia did not develop. With free ride LECLERC enlarged the lead on the world champion with every round, too, because stages made mistakes. The hope of Red Bull, with higher top speed on the straight line against, jerked.
It was only once for Leclerc once: At the end of the Safety Car Phase caused by Vettel attacked stages on the start-and-target straight. Leclerc stopped - and moved promptly again.
Leclerc managed the guide sovereign, as stump resistance on the material completely broke. "I smell some weird," sputtered to the box. A little later he had to park the smoking car. A route rushed with the fire extinguisher to help, stages was served.
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"The meaningful touches and impact Dwayne made as husband, son, brother and teammate and friend is a timeless treasure," Kalabrya Haskins said.Haskins was killed on Saturday morning after he was hit by a dump truck while he was trying to cross an interstate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.