Leclerc at the pole ahead of Verstappen in Melbourne

Albon disqualified

Alex Albon was disqualified from the qualifying session for loading too little fuel into his car. Authorized to take part in the race, the Williams driver will start from the last position on the starting grid, behind Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin (penalized three places for his collision with Nicholas Latifi).

Leclerc against the Red Bulls, the full grid

11th pole position of Charles Leclerc’s career. The Monegasque beat the two Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez (who is still under investigation) to offer Ferrari his first pole in Australia since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007. Hamilton and Russell’s Mercedes will leave 5th and 6th Sunday morning. Ocon and Gasly will be 8th and 11th on the grid. Fernando Alonso suffered a mechanical problem in Q3 while playing at the top of the table. Stroll and Latifi have faced off in Q1 and will come out of the last two places.

Charles Leclerc’s reaction

“It was great! It’s even more beautiful because it’s a circuit we haven’t been to in a long time and where I’ve never felt very comfortable in the past. I managed to put it all together in Q3. The car is fun. “but the Red Bulls have been good in the long runs. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and I look forward to maintaining that position tomorrow in the race.”

Max Verstappen’s reaction

“I haven’t felt very good so far this weekend. I’ve suffered. 2nd isn’t bad anymore but I’m not feeling well to reach the limits. Maybe with the pace of the race everything will stabilize, but so far it’s a bit I’m happy to be 2nd, but as a team we want more than that. “

Q3: So Leclerc will start ahead of Verstappen and Perez

The Ferrari driver is ahead of the two Red Bulls and will start from pole position on Sunday morning. The 11th pole of the Monegasque race.

Q3: Hamilton is ahead of Russell

5th time for the Briton, just ahead of Russell.

P3: LECLERC REVISA I ES POLA

Charles Leclerc’s great lap, 1’17’868, puts Verstappen down by almost 3 tenths. Pole position for Monegasque.

Q3: Verstappen takes the lead!

85 thousandths ahead of Leclerc, who makes his last quick lap.

Q3: Russell 4th, Hamilton 6th

The Mercedes are only 4 cents apart, but the younger of the two Britons is slightly ahead. Ricciardo is between the two.

Q3: Perez to a thousandth of Leclerc!

Great time for Pérez, who nevertheless lost in the 3rd sector and was 1 thousand from Leclerc, still the best time.

Q3: Here we go again

The clock is ticking again, the Mercedes are the first to return to the track.

Q3: There are 6’58 left in the session

Pilots are now waiting before recovery.

Q3: Leclerc set the fastest time just before Alonso’s accident

In contrast, the time of Sainz, very close to that of Leclerc, is not taken into account because it came just after the red flag.

Q3: Alonso lost the hydraulics

The Spanish driver explains what happened to him. It did not come out due to a pilot error but due to a mechanical problem.

P3: Fernando Alonso on the wall

Accident for the Spanish. Red flag. Alonso was fighting for the top spots. Get out of your car without any problems. Disappointment for Alpine.

P3: Pérez 1 mile ahead of Verstappen

Minimum distance between the two Red Bull drivers, but the Mexican is ahead.

Q3: Come on, Verstappen at the helm

The Dutchman started ahead of his teammate Pérez.

Stroll’s reaction after the Q1 incident

At the Canal + microphone: “He (Latifi) let me pass and then he was looking at the cars around me. When he tried to move forward, the track turned very right. “It’s terrible for both of us. No, it’s not that (bullying) at all. When the track turns right, it takes the car on the right, and that’s exactly when it accelerated.”

Q3: Perez under investigation

The Mexican might not have slowed down enough under the yellow flags. The survey will be conducted after the session.

Q2: Leclerc asks to change his helmet

The Monegasque pilot is blinded by the sun. Verstappen does the same constant on the radio.

Q2: The complete classification

The battle continues between Red Bull and Ferrari.

Q2: Gasly, Bottas, Tsunoda, Zhou and Schumacher eliminated

The McLarens have regained their pace and both move on to Q3.

Q2: Hamilton is finally improving

Hamilton’s last fast lap was the good one, he climbed to eighth place, 3 hundredths of a second behind his teammate Russell.

Q2: Gasly won’t see Q3

The Alpha Tauri rider did not improve his time, he is 11th, 15 thousandths of a mile from Hamilton.

Q2: 8th time for Ocon

The Frenchman pushes Hamilton to 10th place, on the verge of elimination.

Q2: Ocon begins its last fast lap

The Frenchman wants to get to Q3, he has to win a place for that.

P2: Leclerc and Sainz improve

Even Leclerc does better than Verstappen, but fails to catch Pérez’s time, 26 tenths faster.

Q2: Hamilton in danger, 9th

The British are threatened by Gasly and Ocon in particular. He is currently 9th, but is not at all guaranteed to join Q3.

Q2: Hamilton obstructed by Verstappen

The Mercedes driver, on a fast lap, narrowly overtook Verstappen on a slow lap. The Briton complains on the radio. The Dutchman did not appear to have been warned that his opponent was in a time lapse.

Q2: Best time for Perez

It is 27 cents ahead of Verstappen.

Q2: 2nd time for Alonso

The Spaniard is just behind Verstappen, the best provisional time. Pérez 3rd, Leclerc 4th, Sainz 7th.

Q2: Russell grabs the cleft

The Briton puts the wheels on the grass in braking and pulls straight. He activates a yellow flag and forces his teammate Hamilton to slow down, before quickly returning to the track. Everything is OK.

Q2: Here we go

Max Verstappen starts at the front, ahead of Hamilton, Russell and Schumacher.

Latifi’s reaction after the accident with Stroll

Latifi at the microphone of Canal +: “From my point of view, what happened is quite clear. Before coming here, I saw the incident on video and it confirms to me that it is not my fault. There was space inside “He was preparing my tires, he wasn’t in an attack lap either, and he pointed at me. That’s all I can say. I let him pass at the exit because I thought he was attacking. speed, I put myself in. get back to my position “.

Q1: The complete Q1 classification

The Red Bulls dominate right now. Q2 is about to start, but Albon’s Williams is being removed from the track after an apparent mechanical problem.

Q1: Albon, Magnussen, Vettel, Latifi and Stroll eliminated

There are no surprises at the moment in this Q1.

Q1: Gasly improved, 10th

The Frenchman was already qualified for Q2 despite everything. Vettel set the fastest time and finished 18th, ahead of Latifi and Stroll. It won’t start last on the grid.

Q1: Here we go again

The pilots have less than 2 minutes, so you have to cross the line quickly to allow one last quick lap. The riders outscore each other in the preparation lap.

P1: Restart the session in 5 minutes

The pilots will be able to start again, with 2 minutes and 1 second on the clock, so it’s time for a quick lap. Sebastian Vettel could be there, Aston Martin is still boarding his car.

Q1: A surprising accident

At first, Latifi stepped aside to let Stroll pass. On the next corner, Latifi came back and Stroll came to touch Latifi with his right front wheel. Stroll probably wanted to keep his position before launching his fast lap, but his aggression caused an accident and a session was stopped.

P1: 2 more minutes on the clock

The session is currently suspended. At Aston Martin, Sebastian Vettel had no plans to drive during this Q1, but with this stop, his car damaged during free practice could be ready to take part in this end of session.

P1: Accident between Passeig and Latifi

Red flag, Stroll crashed into Latifi. The clock is ticking. Latifi’s Williams is in poor condition. Both pilots are fine.

Q1: Mercedes go up a bit

Hamilton 8th, Russell 9th. The two pilots remain only at 4 cents. Mercedes is far from the top of the table.

Q1: Verstappen improves even more

3rd lap with the same tires for Verstappen, who improved again and set the fastest provisional time, 3 tenths ahead of Leclerc. Pérez also made a good lap, 2nd provisionally in this Q1.

Q1: Hamilton 11th provisional time, Russell 10th

1’20”070 for Hamilton, plus a second from Leclerc. Russell is doing a little better, at 8 tenths.

Q1: Leclerc, Sainz and Verstappen improve

During a second qualifying lap, all three riders improved their times. Leclerc leads temporarily, ahead of Verstappen and Sainz. Perez made it worse than his first attempt and is now 5th, ahead of Norris.

Q1: Hamilton and Russell come out of the pits

The two Mercedes waited before starting their first attempt.

Q1: Verstappen 4th time provisional, Sainz at the helm

In his first attempt, Max Verstappen set the 4th provisional time, behind Sainz, Pérez and Leclerc.

Q1: Leclerc sets the tone

Ferrari’s Monegasque signs his first lap with a good time of 1’19 “391.

Let’s go to Q1!

The first cars took to the track at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne.

Qualifiers, instructions for use

As a reminder, the sorting time is divided into 3 parts. In the 1st (Q1) all cars are on the track for 18 minutes. Only the authors of the 15 best times remain in the race for the 2nd phase (Q2), which lasts 15 minutes. Finally, the top 10 cars fight for pole position for 12 minutes in the 3rd phase (Q3). Times resume at the end of Q1 and Q2.

Norris (McLaren) ahead of Leclerc (Ferrari) in free practice 3

Lando Norris (McLaren) set the fastest time this Saturday in the third free practice session of the Australian Grand Prix. In 1’19 “117, Norris beat Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Sergio Pérez (Red Bull). Fernando Alonso (Alpine) set the 4th time in training. The second Red Bull, the current world champion Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) is only 7th, ahead of teammate and compatriot George Russell, 11th.

Verstappen wins in Saudi Arabia

After Charles Leclerc’s victory in Bahrain in the first race of the season, Max Verstappen and Red Bull responded to Saudi Arabia.

Classification begins at 8 p.m.

You have to be ahead of schedule to follow the Australian Grand Prix this weekend. Classification begins at 8 a.m. French time.

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