RACE DEBRIEF

    Max Verstappen was running in P2 in the Australian Grand Prix behind leader Charles Leclerc when he was forced to pull up at Turn 2 on Lap 39 of 58, with smoke pouring from his Red Bull RB18.

    Verstappen was quick to jump out of the car, before instructing the marshal to dowse fire extinguisher fluid into the RB18’s smoking innards. It means that Verstappen has now retired from two of the first three Grands Prix in 2022 – having won the other one in Saudi Arabia.

    Hit play in the video up top to watch Verstappen’s stoppage.

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