Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.
Alexander Albon’s qualifying result is in jeopardy as insufficient fuel was found in his car at the end of qualifying.
The stewards said a “lack of situational awareness” by Lance Stroll caused his collision with Nicholas Latifi, and gave him a grid drop plus penalty points.
Charles Leclerc admitted he was “surprised” by Ferrari’s pace in qualifying after taking pole position by almost three tenths over Max Verstappen.
Fernando Alonso said a hydraulic problem on his car caused his crash during Q3 while he was challenging for pole position.
Charles Leclerc took his second pole of the season in Australia after denying Max Verstappen with his final effort in qualifying.
Charles Leclerc is on provisional pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.
Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi are under investigation after the pair collided in the final minutes of the first qualifying session.
Formula 1 drivers have been reminded of the need to comply with the sport’s regulations on fireproof underwear.
Lando Norris was the fastest driver in final practice at Albert Park, during which both Aston Martin drivers crashed.
The FIA has removed the fourth DRS zone which was added to the Albert Park circuit for this weekend’s race.
Formula 1 drivers have been forbidden from drawing alongside each other during Safety Car restarts.
Formula 1 drivers largely praised the changes to the Albert Park for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, saying they expect it will improve the racing.
On the revised, faster Albert Park track the balance of power between pace-setters Ferrari and Red Bull could be swung by how little downforce each can run.
Yuki Tsunoda has been reprimanded for impeding Carlos Sainz Jnr during today’s second practice session, while Lewis Hamilton and Lance Stroll were cleared.
Sebastian Vettel has been fined for riding a moped on the track after the end of today’s first practice session.
McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo are keeping their expectations in check despite finishing both practice sessions at Albert Park in the top 10.
Max Verstappen was encouraged by the progress Red Bull made during practice in Australia but team mate Sergio Perez had a difficulty day.
Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes is not responding to set-up changes and he was frustrated to be over a second off the pace despite a clean lap.
Charles Leclerc set the overall pace in the afternoon practice session ahead of Max Verstappen at the end of the first day of F1 running for the Australian Grand Prix.