After dominating free practice, Ferrari's red also dominated qualifying and regained pole position at the Australian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc shines on the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, dropping under 1 '' 18, a time that allowed him to overtake Red Bull world champion Max Verstappen in the last moments.

The other Ferrari driver, Carlos Sainz, was instead stopped in the first attempt in Q3 by the accident at the Alpine of Fernando Alonso (who will start tenth) and in the second by an error on the track.

Mercedes climbs with Lewis Hamilton, fifth ahead of young teammate George Russell.

"The last one was a good lap - commented Lecler - I've always suffered on this track in the past, it probably doesn't suit me so much. But this weekend we worked a lot". And in the end a super 1'17 "868 arrived:" In the three free practice sessions - recalls the Monegasque driver - everything was a bit messed up. I had good sessions, but failed to put everything together. In Q3, on the other hand, I succeeded and it is a wonderful feeling. I am very happy to start in first position. The track is nice to drive, but the Red Bulls were very fast. We were surprised by our pace in qualifying. Tomorrow everything will be possible. We have to start well from the first position ".

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