Formula 1 2024 Australian Grand Prix results

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2024-03-24
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Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
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Carlos Sainz SAI
Max Verstappen VER
Charles Leclerc
lap 56 - 1:19.813
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The 2024 Australian Grand Prix was won by Carlos Sainz of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Australia, Max Verstappen could not convert this into a win.
Verstappen was forced to retire in lap 3 due to: Brakes.

The race in Australia was round 3 of 24 of the 2024 season.

 

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Having missed the Jeddah race, Sainz spent two weeks focusing on his recovery before returning to the cockpit for Friday practice in Albert Park.Although he was fit to drive, his preparations were compromised by skipping training and not running in the Ferrari simulator.Despite that he had the edge on team-mate Charles Leclerc in qualifying and having passed the ailing Max Verstappen in the ...

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RB man Tsunoda broke through the apparent barrier between F1's top and bottom five teams by beating both Aston Martins in Melbourne qualifying. He also outqualified Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by claiming eighth on the starting grid, just narrowly behind Mercedes' George Russell.The Japanese driver couldn't keep the faster Astons of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll behind in the race, but a ...

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Formula 1 got something of a pressure release moment with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz brilliantly winning the 2024 Australian Grand Prix and ending Max Verstappen's latest dominant season start for Red Bull.The world champion was undone by a rare mechanical issue aboard one of Red Bull's cars and Sainz picked up the pieces fantastically for Ferrari, on a day where it may have won in any case, such was ...

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Third-placed Norris believes that he could have deprived Leclerc of second in Melbourne if McLaren had have gone for an undercut strategy, as Ferrari and team-mate Oscar Piastri did.But when this was put to Stella, he implied Ferrari won out on merit because the SF-24 is a faster car than the MCL60. The Italian added that a team orders call to swap Norris and Piastri was about minimising the risk ...

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Sainz took a remarkable victory for Ferrari on Sunday, just two weeks after undergoing surgery for appendicitis on the weekend of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which he sat out.That left the Spaniard with just a week to recover in time for the long trip to Australia.While Sainz battled to be fighting fit for the Albert Park weekend, he feared that his Australia trip "wasn't going to happen" until ...

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Perez started the Melbourne race in sixth after picking up a three-place penalty for impeding, and having lost a place to George Russell at the start he recovered to finish fifth.He reported that the balance didn't feel right but it was only after the chequered flag that the team discovered that the tear-off had become lodged in the floor of the car."We went long on the first stint," said Red Bull ...

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The Silver Arrows camp endured a torrid outing in last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. The W15 suffered handling instability, Lewis Hamilton failed to progress into Q3 before retiring with an engine failure and George Russell crashed heavily two laps from the flag.While the car showed competitive pace on occasion in Melbourne, it was inconsistent - despite the switch away from the size-zero ...

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In the closing laps of the Melbourne race, Alonso was left battling Russell for sixth place.Fearing how vulnerable he would be through Albert Park's DRS zones, Alonso claimed he tried to brake earlier for Turn 6 on the penultimate lap so he could carry more speed onto the following straight.Mercedes man Russell was caught out by his manoeuvre and crashed off in the Aston Martin's dirty air, with ...

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Lewis Hamilton parked up with a power unit failure, the cause of which is yet to be determined, on lap 15 of a race won by Carlos Sainz after Max Verstappen retired with an early brake fire.Meanwhile, George Russell wiped out two laps from the flag - believing his car to be unsettled by Fernando Alonso immediately ahead. The Spaniard was eventually penalised by 20 seconds for changing his driving ...

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Polesitter Verstappen reported a stuck brake from the start of the Melbourne race and after the issue made him lose the lead to Sainz on lap 2, the Dutchman's right rear brake finally gave up on lap 4, forcing him to retire.But Ferrari's race performance and the way it handled front tyre graining, which had already looked promising in practice, has prompted Perez to say that Sainz would have ...

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After wheelnut issues caused lengthy stops for Valtteri Bottas in Bahrain and Zhou Guanyu in Jeddah, the team made what it called "containment" modifications for Melbourne, with the aim of reducing the risk of further issues.However, in Melbourne, Bottas suffered another problem on his first pitstop that cost him around 28 seconds and robbed him of a shot at scoring points, as he was running ahead ...

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Mercedes racer Russell wiped out from seventh place two laps from the chequered flag in Melbourne while chasing after the Aston Martin driver. He lost the rear axle through Turn 6 to skate over the gravel, and hit the Turn 7 wall before bouncing back into the middle of the circuit.This left the 58-lap contest to end under virtual safety car conditions as Carlos Sainz led Charles Leclerc for a ...

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As the Red Bull driver suffered a brake problem at the start of the race, his Ferrari rival took control early on and never relinquished it, scoring his first win since last year's Singapore GP.Charles Leclerc settled for second as Ferrari grabbed its first one-two finish of the year, with McLaren's Lando Norris completing the podium ahead of Oscar Piastri and Sergio Perez, who in Verstappen's ...

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The Briton had qualified ahead of Leclerc and remained ahead during the opening phase of the race, but fell behind during the opening pit phase as the Monegasque and Norris' McLaren team-mate Oscar Piastri conducted earlier pitstops to claim the undercut. In an effort to chase Leclerc, McLaren conducted a swap between Norris and Piastri as the Australian's pace was slower, and Norris started to ...

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Norris and Piastri finished third and fourth behind Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in Melbourne after McLaren asked Piastri before halfway to swap positions with Norris.But while the Australian rued missing out on a podium in front of his home crowd, he conceded the swap was fair because had been allowed to undercut his team-mate earlier in the race, and thereafter Norris was faster ...

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The Mercedes driver was knocked out of Q2 in qualifying and started the Albert Park race in 11th, but after a solid start, he was forced to pull over after 15 laps due to a power unit problem.The DNF caps a tough start to the 2024 F1 season, with Hamilton only seventh in Bahrain and ninth in Saudi Arabia, and led to the seven-time world champion labelling it his worst start to an F1 season in his ...

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Instead, Carlos Sainz brilliantly controlled the events Down Under and beat Charles Leclerc for a Ferrari 1-2, showing few signs of struggle despite having surgery on his appendix just two weeks ago.Although Sainz's win was the main headline, there were plenty of other moments that defined the race in Melbourne for each of the 10 teams - all of whom enjoyed varying fortunes throughout the 58-lap ...

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The pair were battling for sixth place in the closing stages of the Albert Park race, with Russell closing in on Alonso, having pitted later and with the benefit of fresher tyres.Approaching Turn 6, Russell appeared to suddenly gain on the Aston Martin ahead, which destabilised his Mercedes and sent him over the gravel and into a heavy hit with the wall.Russell has confirmed he is OK having been ...

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A fortnight ago Sainz had to miss the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix due to appendicitis, facing a battle to regain fitness for Melbourne's third race of the season.But while the Spaniard admitted he wasn't physically at 100 percent, that didn't stop him from qualifying second behind Max Verstappen.And when Verstappen hit brake trouble from the start of the race, Sainz pounced to break the Dutchman's ...

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Sainz beat Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris at the Albert Park Circuit on Sunday after polesitter Max Verstappen retired early on with mechanical troubles.2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix results2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix reportPolesitter Verstappen led the charge to Turn 1, with Carlos Sainz holding on to second in the Ferrari after a straightforward start to the race.But Sainz got a great run on ...

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After he took the lead from Verstappen on the second lap with a pass around the outside at Turn 10, Sainz maintained the lead throughout the entirety of the race - and his victory in the 58-lap race was enshrined a lap early when George Russell crashed out at Turn 6 to produce a virtual safety car.A mere two weeks after having his appendix removed which caused him to miss the Saudi Arabian Grand ...

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Verstappen started the Melbourne race from pole but couldn't hold on to his lead for long as Ferrari's Carlos Sainz swooped past on lap 2.The Dutchman immediately complained about the balance of his RB20, saying the rear started feeling loose.On lap 4 it became apparent why as his right rear corner started smoking. Towards the end of the lap Verstappen had to back off, retiring into the pitlane ...

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Heading into this season, the expectation was that a strong campaign for Ricciardo would make him the favourite to replace out-of-contract Sergio Perez alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull in 2025.However, the Australian has been outqualified on all three occasions so far in 2024 by RB team-mate Tsunoda - who also pipped him in the one-lap head-to-head in three of the final five races of last ...

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Zhou qualified last at Albert Park on Saturday after he broke the left-hand side of his front wing on the Turn 10 exit kerbs on his final flyer, with the main plane cracking and the endplate eventually breaking off.At the time, Zhou was on course to be a contender for Q2, running at a similar pace to team-mate Valtteri Bottas who advanced.Instead, the Chinese driver qualified 19th and last ...

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Norris and Oscar Piastri qualified fourth and sixth respectively, but both will move up a spot after a three-place grid penalty for third-fastest Sergio Perez.While Piastri couldn't wring an optimal lap out of his MCL38 in Q3, Norris' four-tenth gap to Red Bull''s polesitter Max Verstappen is the smallest it has been this year, while he was only a tenth and a half slower than Carlos Sainz in the ...

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start the race from pole position after upsetting Ferrari's Carlos Sainz in Saturday's qualifying.Verstappen's team-mate Sergio Perez was due to line up third but a three-place penalty for impeding Nico Hulkenberg in Q1 leaves him sixth on the grid.This means McLaren duo Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri will take the start from third and fifth respectively, with ...

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Ricciardo was initially 12th in Q1 and thus safely through to Q2 before losing his lap time to a track limits offence, which dropped him down to 18th.However, even without the penalty he couldn't match the pace of Tsunoda, who progressed through the three sessions to qualify eighth.The Australian, outqualified by his team-mate in every event so far this year, admitted he was left "puzzled" at his ...

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The seven-time F1 world champion was eliminated in Q2 ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, having previously scored eight pole positions in Melbourne. He missed out on the top 10 shootout to team-mate George Russell by 0.05 seconds.Hamilton speculated the "spike" of promise shown in final practice earlier on Saturday had been undone by increased winds for qualifying that put the W15 challenger on a ...

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Albon's own car was badly damaged in a crash in opening practice on Friday, and he didn't take part in FP2.With no spare chassis on hand, team principal James Vowles made the call for Albon to take over the sole remaining healthy chassis for Saturday, meaning American Sargeant would miss the remainder of the weekend. Albon was an impressive seventh in Q1 and then secured 12th in Q2, a place ...

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Perez was on a warm-up lap for his first Q1 run when a hotlapping Hulkenberg encountered him in the middle of the racing line on Turn 13, Albert Park's slow penultimate left-hander.The Mexican was only told very late by his race engineer that the Haas driver was behind him, with the focus instead being on preparing his flying lap.Perez was summoned by the stewards after qualifying, in which he ...

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Having looked good in Friday's practice, Leclerc was less happy in Saturday's FP3 session, and in qualifying he struggled with his front tyres.He was fourth in Q1 and second in Q2, but tried a front wing change for his final run in Q3 in an attempt to find more performance.Leclerc was left a frustrated fifth after the "very aggressive" wing adjustment failed to pay off."To be honest, I think it's ...

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Verstappen will start ahead of Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3. Australian Grand Prix grid: Verstappen on pole from Sainz


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The championship leader bagged his third pole of the season, denying Ferrari and Carlos Sainz a chance to lead the field away on Sunday despite the Spaniard heading both Q1 and Q2.Verstappen had struggled with the balance of his RB20 throughout the weekend so far, but incrementally drew closer to the front as Red Bull dialled the car in to the peculiarities of the Albert Park circuit.Continuous ...

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Sainz missed the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a fortnight ago due to appendicitis and recovered just in time from the procedure to travel to Australia and take part in the Melbourne event.The Spaniard produced a strong qualifying performance to grab second on the grid behind polesitter Max Verstappen which he said was surprising given the quick turnaround from his surgery and the discomfort he still ...

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After every F1 qualifying session, Motorsport.com each team's qualifying record in terms of team-mate duels.This record is based exclusively on qualifying results so that grid penalties don't alter the statistics.When a driver can't put in a representative lap time due to a technical issue or an incident, this will be mentioned in the table.Read Also:


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Verstappen had not headlined a single session across the weekend so far, but dialled in his pace throughout the qualifying sessions and found a quarter-second advantage at the very end to deny Ferrari a chance at pole.Sainz had been fastest in both Q1 and Q2 and looked set to challenge for pole on his return to F1 after missing the Saudi Arabia round with appendicitis, but found a far more ...

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Only moments before, Verstappen had pipped Carlos Sainz by 0.057s as the Ferrari driver spent much of the hour on top owing to his performance on the medium tyre earlier on in the session.An interesting thread within FP3 concerned the rapid degradation of the soft tyres over a single lap, and impressive first sectors for those trying the red-walled C5 often were unable to retain that level of ...

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The team does not currently have a spare chassis, so following the Thai driver’s huge crash in FP1 in Australia on Friday the decision was taken to switch him to Logan Sargeant’s car, leaving the American on the sidelines.Team principal James Vowles has confirmed that the third chassis is still so far behind schedule that rather than fast track its completion the team will instead repair the ...

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An FP1 crash for Alex Albon damaged his chassis beyond immediate repair. With Williams not having built up a spare tub, the team has opted to sacrifice Sargeant to enter Albon in the race.Team principal James Vowles concedes the decision to bench the American is “one of the hardest” he has had to make in the job but acknowledges that the tight competitive order has steered Williams to ‘put ...

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In December, McLaren shareholders unanimously approved a full recapitalisation of the business ostensibly to allow for a “simplified” and “streamlined” governance process.However, the finances of the supercar maker have long been under scrutiny.During the COVID-19 pandemic, it took out a £150million loan with the National Bank of Bahrain, sold a stake in its F1 team, arranged a leaseback ...

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