What to expect of the Australian GP race day?

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Charles Leclerc starts from pole position closely followed by the Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

As the lights go out for the Australian GP, let us take a look at what’s in store for us in Melbourne. The burning topic seems to be – will Hamilton get his season back on track? The Brit is aiming for a record eighth F1 championship title after narrowly missing out last season. However, it has been an underwhelming start to the new season and some things need to change if he has to stay in the title race.

Fans are loving the thrilling Verstappen-Leclerc duels – will we be treated to more of it in Melbourne? We certainly hope so. There are lots of other aspects to look forward to including the much-awaited return of Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher. Aston Martin‘s Vettel has recovered from Covid-19 after missing the first two races while Schumacher has recovered from the horrific crash in Jeddah and is back doing what he does best! Daniel Ricciardo‘s return to home turf after two years also adds to the excitement.

The stage is set for another thrilling and intense Max Verstappen – Charles Leclerc duel. The return of Sebastian Vettel makes the race even more unpredictable, however the German didn’t have a good qualifying and will start from the 17th place on the Grid. Daniel Ricciardo has been underwhelming so far this season but will be keen to prove a point on home turf. Carlos Sainz has had a good run so far but is unfortunately out of the picture in this race. George Russell has come up in the mix of things

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc

Australian GP – Predictions

Lewis Hamilton will be desperate to climb up the ladder. With multiple scenarios in the mix, it is certainly a difficult race to call. We are predicting a close finish with Verstappen coming out on top followed by Leclerc and Hamilton in second and third place respectively. Sergio Perez, George Russell, and Daniel Ricciardo could potentially round off the top six. Red Bull could potentially get a bit closer to Ferrari in the constructors’ championship after the Australian Grand Prix.

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