Max Verstappen sets his sights on F1 Australian Grand Prix

F1 2022 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing preview Australian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen has his sights on the Australian Grand Prix, which will be held again next weekend for the first time in three years. The Albert Park circuit in Melbourne has undergone a number of changes including Turn Six, as the F1 World Champion looks ahead

Overtaking with no less than 4 DRS zones should also become easier for drivers in the battle for the Formula 1 2022 World Championship.

Times standings and differences after round 2 Formula 1 season 2022

“I’m really looking forward to racing in Australia again, it’s been a while! The atmosphere there is always great.” Verstappen announced via his website. “It will be interesting to see the updates on the track. I think it makes a big difference, especially in turn six, where the biggest change has taken place. There should also be more overtaking opportunities now, which is always positive.”

The current F1 world champion continues: “It will be interesting to see how the car performs in Australia, the track can be quite dusty at times. I hope that we as a team have another problem-free weekend, so let’s see what happens on Sunday.”

In the F1 2022 World Championship standings, Verstappen has 25 points after two rounds and is therefore in 3rd place. With a deficit of 8 points, the Dutchman has to tolerate Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz. Sainz’s teammate, the Monegask, Charles Leclerc leads the pack with 45 points in total.

Timetable Australian Grand Prix 2022
Friday April 8

Free practice 1 05:00 – 06:00
Free practice 2 08:00 – 09:00

Saturday April 9

Free practice 3 05:00 – 06:00
Qualification 08:00 – 09:00

Sunday April 10