F1: Verstappen takes the Australian GP in a bumpy race; ‘Checo’ Pérez remains in fifth position

the dutch Max Verstappenfrom the Red Bull team, achieved victory this Sunday in the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, thus reinforcing his dominance in the world championship.

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes came in second, ahead of Spain’s Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin.

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Meanwhile, the pilot Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, who started in last place, gained 14 positions and was left with sixth place in the race; however, after a penalty for Carlos Sainz, the Mexican achieved fifth position.

The race was marked by several incidents from the first laps, with Charles Leclerc being the first driver to leave the Albert Park circuit. Later in the race the race leveled off and moved fast.

As for ‘Checo’, he was advancing positions and passing rivals, Lando Norris being the one with whom he had the most problems. Meanwhile, Verstappen, Hamilton and Alonso remained in the first three positions.

After several Safety Cars and red flags, and with two laps to go, a restart caused an incident between Sainz who touched his teammate Alonso, causing an accident with several cars and drivers who left the race.

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After a review, the FIA ​​indicated that the race would continue behind the Safety Car with: Verstappen, Hamilton, Alonso, Sainz, Stroll, Pérez, Norris, Hulkenberg, Piastri and Zhou. However, there would be no passing and the cars would arrive at the finish as they started.

Thus, Max Verstappen would win the Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton would be second and Alonso was third. As for the others, Sainz was penalized with 5 seconds, leaving the possibility for Stroll and the other drivers to move up one place, so ‘Checo’ stayed in fifth place.


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