Xinhua News Agency, Sydney, April 9 (Reporter Hao Yalin) The Formula 1 (F1) Australian Grand Prix was held at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne on the 9th. Ferrari’s Leclerc took pole position with a time of 1:17.868. Currently, Ferrari and Leclerc are also at the top of the constructors’ and drivers’ standings respectively.
This year’s race is the return of the Australian Grand Prix to Melbourne after successive cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the new crown epidemic. The Albert Park circuit has also undergone its first refurbishment as an F1 circuit, with resurfacing and some tweaks to the track design. The practice session and qualifying session on the day also became an important opportunity for drivers to adapt to the new racing environment.
The qualifying race was held in three rounds. The top 15 fastest cars in the first round entered the second round, and the top 10 fastest cars in the second round entered the third round. The drivers decide the starting order of the race with their best lap results in the third round.
Red Bull’s Verstappen and teammate Perez occupy second and third positions respectively. McLaren’s Norris made it to the third qualifying round for the first time this season, taking fourth place. F1 “six crown”, Mercedes team’s Hamilton ranked fifth. Mercedes’ Russell, Australian native driver Ricciardo of McLaren, Renault’s Ocon and Ferrari’s Sainz ranked sixth to ninth respectively, Renault’s Alonsoin Racing The accident failed to finish the race successfully and is currently ranked tenth.
Zhou Guanyu, a Chinese racing driver for the Alfa Romeo team, ran 1 minute 19 seconds 910 and 1 minute 20 seconds 155 respectively in the first two rounds of qualifying. Unfortunately, he did not enter the third round, and the 14th place was not refreshed. He had his best personal qualifying result at the last Saudi Grand Prix, starting 12th. Zhou Guanyu’s teammate and defending champion Bottas in Melbourne in 2019 also did not enter the third round, ranking 12th.
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