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The 2022 Australian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022) was the third race of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship, held at the Albert Park Circuit on the weekend of 8-10 April 2022. It was the first race held since 2019, as the event was not held for two straight years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Background[]

Tyres[]

Pirelli had announced a unique tyre compound selection for this Grand Prix. Usually, there is a consecutive sequence of compounds (i.e. C2, C3, C4), but this time they went with a step up between the medium and soft compounds (i.e. C2, C3, C5). Their press release explained the new track surface at Albert Park Circuit was factored into their decision. Pirelli expected the new asphault to provide low levels of grip due to being "green" and slippery, so they went with the softest compound (C5) to provide teams with an option to maximize grip. This was the first time we saw the C5 compounds being used at a race in 2022.[1]

Circuit[]

The current season's running of the race marked the first time F1 returned to Australia, following the race's cancelation for two straight years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During its absence from the calendar, Albert Park underwent a major overhaul to improve on-track action. According to the track map, there will be 4 DRS activation zones with 2 DRS detection zones. The first detection point is 45m (~148 feet) after turn 6 and the second is 90m (~295 ft) before turn 13.

COVID-19[]

The Australian Open, a tennis tournament held earlier in January, saw controversy when ATP Singles #1 Novak Djoković was unable to participate and defend his title after his visa was canceled by the Australian government and he was subsequently deported from the country despite being granted a medical exemption from the double vaccination requirement by the government. Australian Grand Prix CEO, Andrew Westacott, however, assured that the controversy would not reoccur for the F1 event as all parties, including the federal/state governments and Formula 1, are clear on the entry requirements for both Australia and the Albert Park venue.

Entry List[]

The full entry list for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL36 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB18 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy Scuderia AlphaTauri AlphaTauri AT03 RBPT RBPTH001 1.6L V6t P
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams Racing Williams FW44 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
31 France Esteban Ocon France BWT Alpine F1 Team Alpine A522 Renault E-Tech RE22 1.6L V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-22 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F1-75 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W13 Mercedes F1 M13 1.6L V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6L V6t P
Source:[2]

Practice[]

FP1[]

Sainz went fastest in FP1, followed by Leclerc and Pérez. A red flag was brought out to clear debris from the track caused by bits from Pérez's Red Bull RB18. There was a breakdown for Vettel that brought out the second red flag and fire extinguishers to put out the fire coming from the rear of his Aston Martin AMR22.[3]

Following the session, the stewards summoned 4 drivers (Zhou, Sainz, Stroll and Magnussen) to respond to their alleged impediments during FP1; Sainz was the only driver to receive a reprimand. Vettel, meanwhile, was summoned for "unauthorized use of a scooter on the track". Vettel had borrowed a marshal's scooter to return to the paddock since his car was stranded due to a mechanical failure. If he had returned to the paddock using the less flashy emergency access roads, there would have been no rules breached, but the internet meme machine wouldn't have much to rave about. Subsequently, Vettel was fined €5,000 for breaching the regulations.

FP2[]

Leclerc was overall fastest, followed by Verstappen and then Sainz. Vettel's issue from FP1 meant that he was unable to take part in the session. After FP2, more drivers were summoned by the stewards for allegations of impeding another driver. Hamilton and Sainz were summoned for allegedly impeding Stroll at turn 13; the stewards decided that no further action was needed. Tsunoda was summoned for allegedly impeding Sainz at turn 2; Tsunoda was given a reprimand (his second of the season).[4]

FP3[]

Most drivers used the softest compound this session, the C5s. Even though tyre grip levels were at the highest, Vettel still managed to bring out the red flag when he put his car into the barrier at Turn 10. After the session resumed, Verstappen spun out at Turn 13, ruining his flying lap time. Ultimately, Norris came out on top, followed by Leclerc then Pérez. [5]

Practice Results[]

The full practice results for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

No. Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 1:20.626 4 1:19.223 2 1:19.809 7
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.155 8 1:20.203 10 1:19.693 6
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.878 5 1:20.100 8 1:19.117 1
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:21.661 13 No Time 20 No Time 20
6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:23.924 19 1:22.307 19 1:21.050 18
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:21.701 14 1:20.142 9 1:20.133 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 1:20.399 3 1:19.658 5 1:19.265 3
14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 1:21.229 9 1:19.537 4 1:19.275 4
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 1:20.377 2 1:18.978 1 1:19.249 2
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:21.869 16 1:20.611 14 1:21.636 19
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:23.186 18 1:21.191 16 1:21.025 17
22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 1:21.289 11 1:20.424 12 1:20.071 10
23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:22.754 17 1:21.912 17 1:20.958 16
24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:21.821 15 1:21.063 15 1:20.836 15
31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 1:21.004 6 1:19.842 6 1:20.205 13
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:21.027 7 1:20.521 13 1:19.896 8
47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 1:24.349 20 1:21.974 18 1:20.692 14
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Ferrari 1:19.806 1 1:19.376 3 1:19.419 5
63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 1:21.457 12 1:20.212 11 1:20.096 11
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:21.247 10 1:20.055 7 1:20.008 9
Source: [6][7][8]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

With minutes remaining in the session, a heavy accident took place involving Stroll and Latifi. Having traded positions, Latifi set about getting back ahead when Stroll turned in, causing his countryman to clip his front right and spin and crash heavily, red-flagging the session. The session resumed with two minutes remaining, enough for Vettel to set a time in one lap as others hardly improved. Eliminated were Albon, Magnussen, Vettel, Latifi and Stroll. Stroll was later handed a three-place grid penalty for the collision, but he was already due to start from last. Albon, who stopped on the track when the session ended, was excluded from qualifying results as his team failed to provide the required fuel sample.[9]

Q2[]

A brief yellow flag was shown when Russell went deep into Turn 11, causing a brief yellow. Perez set the overall fastest time of the session, but is being investigated for failing to slow down during the yellow flags. Eliminated from the session were Gasly, Bottas, Tsunoda, Zhou and Schumacher, Bottas ending his 103-qualifying streak of reaching Q3.[9]

Q3[]

Verstappen set the fastest time halfway into the session, but was beaten by his teammate by a thousandths of a second due to locking up at the penultimate turn. Halfway into the session, Alonso had set the fastest Sector 2 before he missed a gear change at Turn 11 and crashed into the barriers, red-flagging the session once again; Alonso came on the radio to his engineer and claimed he lost hydraulics. As the session came to a close, Verstappen was initially fastest, until Leclerc ultimately set the overall fastest time. Having missed setting a time when the red flag was shown, Sainz could only muster 9th after having issues starting on the restart and fluffing his lap. Both Mercedes drivers made use of the early restart to drive an extra warm-up lap to qualify in the third row.[9]

Qualifying Results[]

The full qualifying results for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 4 1:18.881 3 1:18.606 1 1:17.868 1
2 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 1 1:18.580 4 1:18.611 2 1:18.154 2
3 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 3 1:18.834 1 1:18.340 3 1:18.240 3
4 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 8 1:19.280 6 1:19.066 4 1:18.703 4
5 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 9 1:19.401 8 1:19.106 5 1:18.825 5
6 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 10 1:19.405 7 1:19.076 6 1:18.933 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 13 1:19.665 9 1:19.130 7 1:19.032 7
8 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 12 1:19.605 10 1:19.136 8 1:19.061 8
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Italy Ferrari 5 1:18.983 2 1:18.469 9 1:19.408 9
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 6 1:19.192 5 1:18.815 10 No time 10
11 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 11 1:19.580 11 1:19.226 11
12 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 7 1:19.251 12 1:19.410 12
13 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 14 1:19.742 13 1:19.424 13
14 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 15 1:19.910 14 1:20.155 14
15 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 16 1:20.104 15 1:20.465 15
16 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 16 1:20.135 20*
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 17 1:20.254 16
18 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 18 1:21.149 17
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 1:21.372 18
20 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 20 No time 19
107% Time: 1:24.080
Source:[10]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Albon received a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Stroll at the previous race.[11] He was later excluded from qualifying for a fuel infringement. He was granted permission by the stewards to start the race.
  • Stroll was given a three-place grid penalty for colliding with Latifi during the session.

Grid[]

Show Grid
Pos. Pos.
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Monaco 16. Leclerc 2
______________ Netherlands 1. Verstappen
Row 2 3 ______________
Mexico 11. Pérez 4
______________ United Kingdom 4. Norris
Row 3 5 ______________
United Kingdom 44. Hamilton 6
______________ United Kingdom 63. Russell
Row 4 7 ______________
Australia 3. Ricciardo 8
______________ France 31. Ocon
Row 5 9 ______________
Spain 55. Sainz 10
______________ Spain 14. Alonso
Row 6 11 ______________
France 10. Gasly 12
______________ Finland 77. Bottas
Row 7 13 ______________
Japan 22. Tsunoda 14
______________ China 24. Zhou
Row 8 15 ______________
Germany 47. Schumacher 16
______________ Denmark 20. Magnussen
Row 9 17 ______________
Germany 5. Vettel 18
______________ Canada 6. Latifi
Row 10 19 ______________
Canada 18. Stroll 20
______________ Thailand 23. Albon

Race[]

Report[]

The day before the race, Niels Wittich, one of the two race directors appointed for the Grand Prix, reminded drivers of a new safety car rule stating that a driver must stay behind the car ahead during restarts and not by the side, as Max Verstappen did at both the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.[12] Before the race, Red Bull made several changes to Verstappen's car without penalty, as did Nicholas Latifi, who was forced to change several gearbox elements due to his crash with Lance Stroll during qualifying,[13] and Carlos Sainz Jr. had his wheel changed.[14] Sainz had anti-stall issues at the start,[15] and dropped to 14th by lap 2;[16] in an attempt to make a comeback, the hard-tyred Sainz spun off at turn 10 trying to pass Haas's Mick Schumacher,[17] causing his retirement,[18] which brought out the safety car.[19] After a brief struggle with keeping the tyres warm at the restart, Leclerc maintained the lead ahead of Verstappen, while Pérez, who was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton at the start,[19] retook second through DRS at turn 3 by lap 10.[19] During the safety-car period, the hard-tyred Stroll pitted twice, first to change tyres to medium sets (as the regulations state you must use two different tyre compounds) and then for the hardest compound in an attempt to finish the race without having to pit again.[20]

On lap 24, an accident for Sebastian Vettel brought out the safety car.[19] Russell, who had not yet pitted unlike most of the grid,[16][21] used the opportunity to make a pit stop, gaining time over his competitors due to pitting under safety car, rejoining the race in third behind Leclerc,[19] who had build a lead and had pitted before the safety car,[22] and Verstappen, who locked up at turn 11 on lap 12 and suffered graining on his left-front tyre.[16] When racing resumed, Verstappen attempted to overtake Leclerc, who picked up old rubber on turn 16,[23] but Leclerc held position into turn 1 and built another lead.[16][24] Pérez came out fifth after the safety car but was back in third by lap 37.[19] On lap 39, Verstappen retired due to an unspecified issue causing a fire on his car.[19][20] The virtual safety car was brought out, ending on lap 40.[16] Alonso was ultimately the biggest loser in the race, pitting for mediums during the VSC period but the tires did not work well, hence pitting for the third time and ending up 17th and last among the classified finishers. Alexander Albon meanwhile was able to keep his hard compounds for 57 laps, before having to make his compulsory pit stop,[25] and finished 10th for Williams's first point of the season.[26] On lap 58 Leclerc set the fastest lap again, as he won the race, while Pérez and Russell completed the podium.[16] The result moved Russell into second place in the Drivers' Championship,[27] while Leclerc extended his lead to 34 points.[28] Leclerc's grand slam was the first for a Ferrari driver since Alonso achieved such a feat at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix.[29]

Results[]

The full results for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Italy Ferrari 58 1:27:46.548 1 26FL
2 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Austria Red Bull 58 +20.524 3 18
3 63 United Kingdom George Russell Germany Mercedes 58 +25.593 6 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 58 +28.543 5 12
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +53.303 4 10
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +53.737 7 8
7 31 France Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 58 +1:01.683 8 6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 58 +1:08.439 12 4
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 58 +1:16.221 11 2
10 23 Thailand Alexander Albon United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 58 +1:19.382 20 1
11 24 China Guanyu Zhou Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 58 +1:21.695 14
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 58 +1:28.598* 19
13 47 Germany Mick Schumacher United States Haas-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 15
14 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 16
15 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 57 +1 Lap 13
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 18
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso France Alpine-Renault 57 +1 Lap 10
Ret 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull 38 Fuel leak 2
Ret 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Aston Martin-Mercedes 22 Accident 17
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Italy Ferrari 1 Spun off 9
Source:[30]
  • * Stroll received a post-race 5-second time penalty for weaving on the start-finish straight.

Milestones[]

  • 36th Australian Grand Prix held, 25th race held at Albert Park.
  • 11th pole position, 7th fastest lap, 4th race win and 1st grand slam for Charles Leclerc.

Standings[]

Leclerc pulled further clear from the lead at 34 points from nearest challenger Russell, while Verstappen's second retirement in three races meant he fell three places down the leaderboard. Mercedes meanwhile made the most points gains among the teams in the race at 27 points, allowing them to extend their gap from Red Bull by 9 points despite being slower than them. McLaren's decent haul allowed them to get to fourth in the standings, and with Albon's point finish, this left Aston Martin as the only team yet to score points in the season.

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc 71
2 United Kingdom George Russell 37 ▲2
3 Spain Carlos Sainz 33 ▼1
4 Mexico Sergio Pérez 30 ▲3
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 28
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 25 ▼3
7 France Esteban Ocon 20 ▲1
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris 16 ▲2
9 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 12 ▼1
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 12 ▼1
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 8 ▲8
12 France Pierre Gasly 6
13 Japan Yuki Tsunoda 4 ▼2
14 Spain Fernando Alonso 2 ▼1
15 China Guanyu Zhou 1 ▼1
16 Thailand Alexander Albon 1 ▲2
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 104
2 Germany Mercedes 65
3 Austria Red Bull 55
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 24 ▲4
5 France Alpine-Renault 22 ▼1
6 Switzerland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 13
7 United States Haas-Ferrari 12 ▼2
8 Italy AlphaTauri-RBPT 10 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1 ▲1

Only point-scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

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V T E 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariMercedesRBPTRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas
Team Reports Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Driver Reports AlbonAlonsoBottasGaslyHamiltonHülkenbergLatifiLeclercMagnussenNorrisOconPérezRicciardoRussellSainzSchumacherStrollTsunodaVerstappenVettelZhou
Other Drivers BuemiFittipaldiGiovinazziKubicaPiastridi RestaSchumacherVandoornede Vries
Cars Alfa Romeo C42AlphaTauri AT03Alpine A522Aston Martin AMR22Ferrari F1-75Haas VF-22McLaren MCL36Mercedes W13Red Bull RB18Williams FW44
Tyres Pirelli
Races BahrainSaudi ArabiaAustraliaImolaMiamiSpainMonacoAzerbaijanCanadaSilverstoneAustriaFranceHungaryBelgiumNetherlandsItalyRussiaSingaporeJapanUnited StatesMexicoBrazilAbu Dhabi
Tests BarcelonaBahrain
See also 2021 Formula One Season2023 Formula One SeasonCategory
V T E Australia Australian Grand Prix
Circuits Adelaide Street Circuit (1985–1995) • Albert Park Circuit (1996–present)
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Races 19851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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