After RedBull completing dominating the Formula 1 track in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the Australian track too was dominated by the RedBull Racing. While two-time F1 champion Max Verstappen won the opening race in Bahrain, teammate Sergio Perez finished at the podium at the Saudi Arabian GP. The Dutch then dominated the Australian GP as he won his first race in Australia after finishing at pole.
However, on a whole, the Australian Grand Prix did not turn out to be the best as expected for a few drivers. The third race of the season was all about drama, safety cars and tragedies. One such was Haas F1 team’s Kevin Magnussen’s hit. The Danish car driver had hit the wall late in the race to bring the red flag.
Soon after the crash, the debris of Magnussen’s car hit a spectator during the race. The spectator suffered a cut to his arm when struck by a piece of debris, putting a spotlight on the F1 organisers. Image of this is now doing rounds on social media.
Talking about the Drivers' Standings, Max Verstappen sits at the top of the table with 69 points, followed by teammate Sergio Perez securing the second spot with 54 points. Fernando Alonso, who has been in a great form once again finished third, securing the third place with 45 points, with Lewis Hamilton (38 points) and Carlos Sainz (20 points) completing the top five.