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Uncovering Facts and Stats of the Historic Three-Red-Flag F1 Race in Melbourne - Australia

From Heart-Pumping Drama to Surprising Stats: Max Verstappen's First Australian Win Ties Him with Ayrton Senna's Podium Record, Unveiling Thrilling Insights from Down Under

  • Today’s Grand Prix was the first F1 race in history to feature three red flags.

  • The last race finished under the Safety Car was at Monza in Italy in 2022.

  • Verstappen had never previously won in Melbourne.

  • Red Bull's only previous Melbourne victory was in 2011 with Sebastian Vettel.

  • It’s the first time Red Bull has won the first three races of an F1 season.

  • Verstappen’s 80th career podium finish ties him with Ayrton Senna's total.

  • Verstappen and Hamilton have now finished one-two (in either order) 34 times, more than any other driver pairing in history.

  • Hamilton – second today – had not completed a lap in the top four in the opening two races of the year.

  • Hamilton made his first Mercedes start in Melbourne 10 years ago.

Australian GP Race Results

  • Fernando Alonso took a third consecutive podium finish for the first time since 2013.

  • The last time three world champions finished on the podium together was Hungary 2018 (Hamilton/Vettel/Raikkonen).

  • Today’s podium trio of Verstappen, Hamilton, and Alonso boast 11 world titles between them.

  • With Lance Stroll following teammate Alonso home, there were two Aston Martins in the top four for the first time in the marque's history.

  • With Lando Norris in P6 and teammate Oscar Piastri in P8, McLaren scored points for the first time in 2023.

  • Those were the first points of Piastri’s F1 career, and he scored them on home soil.

  • Nico Hulkenberg’s seventh place for Haas was the team’s best result since Austria last year.

  • Hulkenberg has finished seventh in five of his last six starts in Australia.

  • At Alfa Romeo, Zhou Guanyu in P9 scored his first points since Monza last year, the most recent race to finish behind the Safety Car before today.

  • In P10 for AlphaTauri, Yuki Tsunoda scored after finishing one place outside the points at the previous three races.

  • Carlos Sainz crossed the line fourth but ended up in P12 after a five-second penalty for his collision with Alonso dropped him down the order.

  • Teammate Charles Leclerc went out on Lap 1 for the fifth time in his F1 career.

  • George Russell’s DNF was his first mechanical retirement as a Mercedes driver and only his second retirement from the team for any reason.

  • Williams’ Alex Albon ran in sixth place before his early accident. He only completed one lap in the top six in the entire 2022 season.

Saudi Arabian GP Race Results


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