F1 Australian Grand Prix LIVE update

Australian Grand Prix result and reaction

Minute-by-minute updates on race day for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

Over two years on from the cancelled Australian GP due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic

The Australian GP gets underway at 6am BST (3pm local time).

George Russell has put himself second in the championship with today’s podium.

Leclerc will start in pole position in Melbourne 

Hamilton’s bid for a record eighth crown has been derailed by his uncompetitive Mercedes machinery

The British driver is already 29 points behind championship leader Leclerc.

Mate, I can’t see s___ with the sun,” said world champion Verstappen. “I am completely blinded.”

The final action was then delayed with just six minutes and 58 seconds remaining after Fernando Alonso crashed out.