Ferrari Win In Melbourne

Awesome racing from the entire grid saw Ferrari take line honours as the AMG Mercedes chased them down as best they could to finish 3rd and 4th.

Tyre wear was promising with the new cars as the circuit track surface was without driver complaint.

Temperatures were ideal all weekend.

Max Verstappen is a long way back in the season points as Ferrari command a driver and constructor lead ahead of the current world champion.

Aston had a shocker all weekend as Williams with Albon delivered a point for the team, a well earned result for the 2022 season.

420,000 fans attending over four days after a 1121 day sabbatical.

Radio words were focused amongst most of the drivers where they either went close to a shunt or admitted their fault for a shunt or blaming everyone else but themselves. We know the engineers retrying their best to keep talk on the radio to a limit, no doubt some of the drivers need subtle reminders especially to drink whilst racing (no alcoholic of course).

POSNODRIVERCARLAPSTIME/RETIREDPTS
116Charles LeclercFERRARI581:27:46.54826
211Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING RBPT58+20.524s18
363George RussellMERCEDES58+25.593s15
444Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES58+28.543s12
54Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES58+53.303s10
63Daniel RicciardoMCLAREN MERCEDES58+53.737s8
731Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT58+61.683s6
877Valtteri BottasALFA ROMEO FERRARI58+68.439s4
910Pierre GaslyALPHATAURI RBPT58+76.221s2
1023Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES58+79.382s1
1124Zhou GuanyuALFA ROMEO FERRARI58+81.695s0
1218Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES58+88.598s0
1347Mick SchumacherHAAS FERRARI57+1 lap0
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI57+1 lap0
1522Yuki TsunodaALPHATAURI RBPT57+1 lap0
166Nicholas LatifiWILLIAMS MERCEDES57+1 lap0
1714Fernando AlonsoALPINE RENAULT57+1 lap0
NC1Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING RBPT38DNF0
NC5Sebastian VettelASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES22DNF0
NC55Carlos SainzFERRARI1DNF0

Note – Leclerc scored an additional point for setting the fastest lap of the race. Stroll received a five-second penalty for weaving on the straight.

McLaren had majority of support this weekend with an excellent result plus having the Aussie Daniel Ricciardo racing at home.

(L to R): second placed Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing; third placed George Russell (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, and race winner Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari, celebrate with the champagne on the podium. 10.04.2022. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Race Day. – www.xpbimages.com