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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
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing 454
2
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari 308
3
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing 305
4
George Russell
Mercedes AMG F1 275
5
Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari 246
6
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes AMG F1 240
7
Lando Norris
McLaren Racing 122
8
Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 92
9
Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 81
10
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo Racing 49
11
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Racing 37
12
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin F1 Team 37
13
Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 25
14
Pierre Gasly
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 23
15
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin F1 Team 18
16
Mick Schumacher
Haas F1 12
17
Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 12
18
Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo Racing 6
19
Alexander Albon
Williams Racing 4
20
Nicholas Latifi
Williams Racing 2
21
Nyck de Vries
Williams Racing 2
22
Nico Hulkenberg
Aston Martin F1 Team 0
Pos. Team Drivers Points
1
Red Bull
Verstappen & Pérez 759
2
Ferrari
Sainz & Leclerc 554
3
Mercedes
Hamilton & Russell 515
4
Alpine
Alonso & Ocon 173
5
McLaren
Norris & Ricciardo 159
6
Alfa Romeo
Bottas & Zhou 55
7
Aston Martin
Stroll & Vettel 55
8
Haas
Schumacher & Magnussen 37
9
AlphaTauri
Gasly & Tsunoda 35
10
Williams
Albon & Latifi 8

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