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Sainz leads Ferrari one-two at 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix

Ferrari took dwelling a one-two end after an eventful Australian Grand Prix held on Sunday at Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit.

Carlos Sainz, in his first race since his current surgical procedure for appendicitis, was the primary to cross the end line, with Charles Leclerc ending simply over two seconds behind. Rounding out the highest three was McLaren’s Lando Norris, roughly six seconds behind the winner.

The race, which served as spherical three of the 2024 Formulation 1 World Championship, began out like every weekend of the previous few seasons, with reigning champion Max Verstappen of Purple Bull Racing on pole place, and Sainz additionally on the entrance of the grid.

Verstappen made a easy begin and was quickly constructing a niche when issues emerged in his automobile. As Verstappen slid at one nook, Sainz was capable of make a transfer and take the lead. Moments later, puffs of smoke began appearing on the rear of Verstappen’s automobile and he quickly retired. It was decided later that there was a brake subject with the automobile. It was the primary time the triple champion had failed to complete a race because the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, when he was sidelined by a gasoline system subject.

2024 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

2024 Formulation 1 Australian Grand Prix

Leclerc at this level was third within the race, with Norris splitting the 2 Ferrari males. A profitable undercut on lap 9 obtained Leclerc forward of Norris, and he drove brilliantly within the remaining stint to maintain the place away from Norris who was on the more energizing tires on the time.

Fellow McLaren driver Oscar Piastri additionally efficiently accomplished an undercut on Norris throughout the preliminary spherical of pit stops, however would later return the place on staff orders. Piastri would additionally run off the observe at one level, leaving him in a lonely fourth by the end. Rounding out the highest 5 was Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez who needed to cope with some visitors after beginning at sixth as a result of a three-grid place penalty acquired for impeding Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg throughout qualifying.

The weekend turned out to be a nasty one for Mercedes-Benz AMG. Star driver Lewis Hamilton retired on lap 17 with an influence unit failure, and teammate George Russell suffered a significant crash on the ultimate lap, which ended the race below the digital security automobile. Russell crashed after making a transfer on Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso for sixth place. The stewards later deemed that Alonso had performed a component within the incident and gave him a 20-second penalty.

Following the weekend’s motion, Verstappen nonetheless leads the 2024 Drivers’ Championship with 51 factors. Leclerc has overtaken Perez to maneuver into second with 47 factors, with Perez only one level behind. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Purple Bull leads with 97 factors, versus the 93 of Ferrari and 55 of McLaren. The following race on the calendar is the Japanese Grand Prix in two weeks.

Carlos Sainz at the 2024 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz on the 2024 Formulation 1 Australian Grand Prix

Under are the complete outcomes from the 2024 Formulation 1 Australian Grand Prix:

1) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
2) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari +2.366 seconds
3) Lando Norris, McLaren +5.904 seconds
4) Oscar Piastri, McLaren +35.770 seconds
5) Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing +56.309 seconds
6) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin +93.222 seconds
7) Yuki Tsunoda, RB +95.601 seconds
8) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin +100.992 seconds
9) Nico Hulkenberg, Haas +104.553 seconds
10) Kevin Magnussen, Haas +1 lap
11) Alexander Albon, Williams +1 lap
12) Daniel Ricciardo, RB +1 lap
13) Pierre Gasly, Alpine +1 lap
14) Valtteri Bottas, Sauber +1 lap
15) Zhou Guanyu, Sauber +1 lap
16) Esteban Ocon, Alpine +1 lap
17) George Russell, Mercedes-Benz AMG – DNF
NC) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz AMG – DNF
NC) Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing – DNF

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