Australian GP: Verstappen seeks third championship in Melbourne

Australian GP: Verstappen seeks third championship in Melbourne

Emotion and adrenaline define the Australian stage of Formula 1, which takes place between March 22nd and 24th at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne. The race marks the category's return to the country after two years of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current two-time world champion, Max Verstappen, from Red Bull, arrives as the favorite for the podium. The Dutchman dominated the first two stages of the season, in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and is looking to consolidate his lead in the championship. However, Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., promises to be a lot of work. The Italian team's drivers have shown good pace in recent races and could challenge Red Bull's hegemony.

Other teams that could stand out in Australia are Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, and McLaren, with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. The expectation is for an exciting race with many disputes for position.

Check out the highlights of the Australian GP schedule:

Thursday (03/22):
Free Training 1 (10:30 pm - 11:30 pm)
Friday (03/23):
Free Training 2 (02h - 03h)
Classification Training (06h)
Saturday (03/24):
Sprint (06h)
Sunday (03/25):
Race (01h)


The Albert Park circuit is 5,303 meters long and has 16 curves.
The estimated maximum speed for cars in the race is 320 km/h.
The lap record on the circuit is held by Michael Schumacher, with 1m24s125, set in 2004.
The Australian stage of Formula 1 promises to be a great spectacle for motorsport lovers. Get ready to follow the emotions of the race and the dispute for Max Verstappen's third championship.


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