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Australian Grand Prix 2022

F1 standings: Leclerc surges clear as surprise closest rival emerges

Charles Leclerc enjoys a comfortable championship lead after his second win in three races, with Max Verstappen losing significant ground.

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Charles Leclerc is building up a strong advantage in the 2022 F1 World Championship after taking another victory at the Australian Grand Prix.

Ferrari driver Leclerc, having won in Bahrain and finished second in Saudi Arabia, was already dominating Sunday's race at Albert Park when Red Bull rival Max Verstappen suffered a late retirement (his second in three races).

As a result, Leclerc holds a 34-point title lead, but his nearest rival is now Mercedes' George Russell, who grabbed a surprise podium.

Verstappen has dropped all the way to sixth, 46 points behind Leclerc, as Red Bull embark on post-race investigations in a bid to get on top of their issues for F1's return to Europe.

Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton are the other drivers ahead of Verstappen as things stand.

In the Constructors' standings, Ferrari still lead the way, despite Sainz's retirement, 39 points clear of Mercedes, with Red Bull 10 points further back.

Check out the full F1 World Championship standings below:

Formula 1 standings 2022

Pos. Driver Team Points
1
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari 104
2
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing 85
3
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing 66
4
George Russell
Mercedes AMG F1 59
5
Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari 53
6
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes AMG F1 36
7
Lando Norris
McLaren Racing 35
8
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing 30
9
Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 24
10
Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 15
11
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Racing 11
12
Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 10
13
Pierre Gasly
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 6
14
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin F1 Team 4
15
Alexander Albon
Williams Racing 3
16
Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 2
17
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin F1 Team 2
18
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing 1
19
Mick Schumacher
Haas F1 0
20
Nico Hulkenberg
Aston Martin F1 Team 0
21
Nicholas Latifi
Williams Racing 0
Pos. Team Drivers Points
1
Ferrari
Sainz & Leclerc 157
2
Red Bull
Verstappen & Pérez 151
3
Mercedes
Hamilton & Russell 95
4
McLaren
Norris & Ricciardo 46
5
Alfa Romeo
Bottas & Zhou 31
6
Alpine
Alonso & Ocon 26
7
AlphaTauri
Gasly & Tsunoda 16
8
Haas
Schumacher & Magnussen 15
9
Aston Martin
Stroll & Vettel 6
10
Williams
Albon & Latifi 3

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