F1: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc On the Australian Grand Prix Pole

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Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took the 1st Australian Grand Prix pole position since Y 2019 with a super performance at Albert Park.

The new layout relinquished a DRS zone ahead of FP3, that session led by Lando Norris Saturday, with final practice seeing both Aston Martins crash and numerous drivers go off-track.

Max Verstappen topped Q1 and Red Bull team mate Perez led Q2, but Ferrari regrouped and it was Mr. Leclerc who aced the Top 10 shootout with a time of 1m 17.868s to keep Mr. Verstappen 0.286s at bay in P2.

Mr. Perez finished 3rd by 0.372s while Mr. Norris made use of his 1st Q3 appearance of the season in P4, team mate Daniel Ricciardo starting 7th at home.

In between the McLarens was Lewis Hamilton in P5 and George Russell in P6 and behind Ricciardo was Esteban Ocon in P8.

Carlos Sainz was P9 for Ferrari, 1.540s off his team mate in Q3.

Fernando Alonso crashed out in Q3, a suspected hydraulics issue ending his sterling run, and lines up a provisional P10 for Alpine.

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