Charles Leclerc won the Australian GP to take his second victory of the 2022 Formula 1 season, and further extend his lead atop the F1 Drivers’ Standings with the Ferrari driver now 34 points ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell.
World Champion Max Verstappen suffered his second retirement of the F1 season after a mechanical issue with his Red Bull, and has now dropped to sixth in the Drivers’ Standings 46 points behind leader Leclerc. Carlos Sainz found himself out the race after just two laps, as he spun his Ferrari and ended up in a gravel trap.
Williams will be delighted with the weekend at Albert Park as Alex Albon picked up the team’s first point of the season, leaving Aston Martin as the only team yet to pick up any points in the 2022 F1 campaign.
F1 2022 Drivers’ Standings after Australian GP
|4||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||30|
|6||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||25|
|10||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||12|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||1|
|18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||0|
|20||Nico Hulkenberg||Aston Martin||0|
|21||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||0|
F1 2022 Constructors’ Standings after Australian GP
Another retirement from Red Bull means they have lost further ground on Ferrari in the race for the Constructors Championship, with Mercedes consolidating their second place. Alex Albon‘s point in Australia means Aston Martin are bottom of the pile with no points scored.