Race Notes – Verstappen takes Australian GP

After a long afternoon with three red flags, Max Verstappen won the Australian GP in Melbourne in his Red Bull-Honda. At the start of lap 4 the race resumes with Russell and Hamilton leading. On lap 8 the red flag comes out and the cars come into the pitlane. At lap 30 Verstappen leads Hamilton by 8.0 seconds, followed by Alonso (9.7s), Sainz (11.9s), Gasly (12.4s), Stroll (12.7s), Hulkenberg (15.8s), Norris (17.7s), Perez (20.9s) and Ocon (26.7s) in tenth place. On lap 41 Perez takes fast lap at 1m20.986, and again the next lap at 1m20.979s. On lap 47 Alonso sets fast lap at 1m20.690s, and trails Hamilton by 1.1 seconds. At lap 55 the red flag is out and the cars pull into the pits.

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