Following a start to the weekend with many crashes, especially for Aston Martin, Vettel receiving a €5,000 fine for his impromptu scooter ride and an abrupt end for Alonso in Q3, both Red Bull and Ferrari had strong performances throughout the practice sessions and qualifying, however Carlos Sainz had issues towards the end of qualifying, leaving him in ninth position. Mercedes had a good performance despite still suffering from the same issues they have had for the whole season so far, with Hamilton starting fifth and Russell starting sixth on the grid tomorrow.
Leclerc said in an interview:
“It felt good, even more because it is a track I have always struggled on in the past.
“As a driver, it probably doesn’t fit me as well but this weekend we have worked hard.
“In Q3 I managed to put everything together so it feels great and very happy to be starting on pole tomorrow.
“Again we were quite surprised by our pace in qualifying so we will see what happens tomorrow.”
Top 10 Grid For 2022 Australian Grand Prix:
1. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
3. Sergio Perez, Red Bull
4. Lando Norris, McLaren
5. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
6. George Russell, Mercedes
7. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
8. Esteban Ocon, Alpine
9. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
10. Fernando Alonso, Alpine