"Super Ferrari" holiday in Australia
Charles Leclerc was the first to start and finish the Australian Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver secured his second victory in the third race of the season, as reigning champion Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, the other Ferrari driver, finished off the track. Only fourth place for Lewis Hamilton. Leclerc secured the "pole position" the day before. The 24-year-old from Monte Carlo made a perfect start, dominated the whole race, did nothing wrong and leads the championship with 71 points.
Verstappen tried to attack him after the Sebastian Vettel incident, but Leclerc resisted and did not lose first place on the Melbourne track. The RedBull Dutchman ended up out due to engine problems. This was the second draw in the three races this season for the tulip pilot. On the podium next to Leclerc climbed Sergio Perez (Redbull) and George Russell (Mercedes) with the latter being ranked one position above Hamilton.
The overall standings are led by Leclerc with 71 points, followed by Britain's Russell (37) and Ferrari's Sainz (33 points). 28 points and fifth place for Hamilton, while Verstappen counts only 25 points.
The winner of the Australian Grand Prix, appeared happy after the second success of the season. "What a fantastic car, this was the first victory in Formula 1 with Ferrari where we controlled the advantage throughout the race. Of course we are only in the third race, but honestly we have a very strong and very reliable car. We hope to continue like this forward. If we do, we will definitely have the chance to win the championship. "And that makes us smile, after the last years that have been difficult for me and the team," said Leclerc, who believes in winning the world title with the "redhead" who last recorded success in 2007 with Kimmi. Raikkonen.