Formula 1

Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Sainz wins in Melbourne two weeks on from appendicitis

Two weeks on from appendicitis, Ferrari's Carlos Sainz claimed a memorable victory at the Australian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen dramatically retired in the early moments of the race.

Race Positions
1
Spain
Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
1:20:26.843
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
2
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
+2.366
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
3
Britain
Lando Norris
Lando Norris
McLaren
+5.904
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
4
Australia
Oscar Piastri
Oscar Piastri
McLaren
+35.770
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
5
Mexico
Sergio Pérez
Sergio Pérez
Red Bull
+56.309
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
6
Canada
Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
+1:33.222
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
Circuit Information
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit
Circuit Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit
Location Melbourne, Australia Circuit Type Street
Circuit Length 5.303 km Circuit Distance 307.574 km
No. of Laps 58 No. of Turns 16
Lap Record: 1:24.125 Michael Schumacher (2004)
Sessions
FP1
Britain
Lando Norris
1:18.564

Mar 21, 2024

Finished

FP2
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
1:17.277

Mar 21, 2024

Finished

FP3
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
1:16.714

Mar 22, 2024

Finished

Qual
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:15.915

Mar 22, 2024

Finished

Race
Spain
Carlos Sainz
1:20:26.843

Mar 23, 2024

Finished

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