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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 1st position, with his trophy
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Formula 1 Australian GP
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The recent Australian GP form history that will boost Ferrari in F1 2023

OPINION: Red Bull heads back to the scene of its drubbing against Ferrari in Formula 1’s 2022 Australian race as the heavy favourite. But, there’s more than one factor from Charles Leclerc’s victory last time out in Albert Park that could yet kickstart Ferrari’s floundering season…

Can it really be that Charles Leclerc left the 2022 Australian Grand Prix with a crushing win over Max Verstappen even before the Dutchman’s retirement? And with it, a 34-point lead in the standings of a championship (46 over Verstappen) where Leclerc was ultimately comprehensively defeated?

Not only did he do all that, but this time a year ago it was Red Bull facing a massive reliability worry while Ferrari seemed to have something of an edge on performance at the start of Formula 1’s new ground-effects era. The RB18 feeling a significant weight loss at the next round at Imola then followed and Ferrari, also for various mainly self-inflicted reasons, was then never truly on top again.

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