Triumph of Carlos Sainz in the Australian Formula 1 GP

Minutes after achieving pole position yesterday, Max Verstappen left a reflection on the true race pace of the Ferrari. They had seen something in Red Bull in the long run data of the red car for the Dutchman to comment something like that. Today, at the start, the current champion did not fail and Sainz remained behind. But one lap after starting, the power car started having problems with the rear brake.

A problem that ended in a small fire and forced Verstappen to abandon. There was mourning, but in the end it did not occur. Since then, Sainz took control of the race. He managed the tire degradation well and kept his distance from Leclerc, who was unable to chase him. What's more, he should have cared more about Norris than his partner.

The man from Madrid prepared the car very well, starting on Saturday with second place and showing that, even with Verstappen on the track, things could have been very close. You just have to pay attention to one detail. While Verstappen dominates the championship with his car, his teammate, Sergio Pérez, with the same car, could only finish in fifth place.

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Sainz, like a hammer, lap by lap, managed the race times, the pit stops and the two cautions that the Grand Prix had. After his convalescence from an appendicitis operation and doubts about his participation and recovery, the result has been incredible. He already has his third victory under his belt.

Alonso's sixth place finish was also impressive. The Aston Martin was not going well, but the Spaniard was able to get “oil” out of the situation. He fought in the final laps with Russell, who was unable to overtake him on better-condition tires and ended up crashing into the wall on the final lap.

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