Leclerc, leader of the championship, has endorsed the domain of the ‘Scuderia’ on Friday with his eleventh pole in the ‘Grand Circus’, cBecoming the only driver of the day capable of going below 1:18 by stopping the clock at 1:17.868 on his last attempt in Q3.
With this, the Monegasque surpassed the two Red Bulls by more than two tenths. This Sunday he will share the front row with the current world champion, while the Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez will be third along with the British lando norriswhich confirmed the step forward of the McLaren in Albert Park.
From behind will depart the Mercedes of the British Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, with the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) and the French Esteban Ocon (Alpine) just ahead of the two Spaniards, who suffered mechanical problems in their cars in the final round and were weighed down to the last positions of the ‘Top 10’.
The ‘Cavallino Prancing’ cars did not suffer to command in Q1 marked by a red flag caused by an accident between Canadians Nicholas Latifi (Williams) and Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), and Pérez took the lead in Q2 ahead of Sainz and with Alonso aiming high.
The Asturian, in fact, also came very strong near the equator of the third round, marking the best second sector of the sessionbut a failure in his car, a hydraulic problem, prevented him from braking in time at turn 11 and he ended up crashing into the protections.
With the two-time champion safe and after several minutes of interruption, luck was also on Sainz, who a mechanical problem prevented him from starting his car; chen he succeeded, the man from Madrid was unable to warm up the tires in time and was unable to get a good lap, condemning himself to ninth place.
Australian GP race times
Sunday April 9
Race: 07:00 hours (CET)
Where to watch Formula 1 races
The 2022 Formula-1 2022 season can be followed live in Spain on television through Movistar+ and DAZN. The telecommunications operator will include complete coverage on its Movistar+ F1 channel and the streaming platform adds the races to its offer thanks to the agreement reached, which also affects MotoGP.
With regard to the main countries of Latin America, in Argentina, Colombia and Chile the great prizes can be followed through Fox Sports, while in Mexico Channel 9 Televisa will be in charge of the transmissions. For its part, in USA Formula-1 can be seen through ESPN.