One Red Bull first, one Red Bull last, and a Mercedes on the front row. Those were the headlines from qualifying in Melbourne, but since then there’s been a couple of minor tweaks to the starting line-up for Sunday’s race.

    While Max Verstappen sits on pole for the first time in Albert Park, team mate Sergio Perez will start from the pit lane after Red Bull opted to modify his car following his off in Q1 yesterday. Alfa Romeo have made the same call with Valtteri Bottas after the Finn qualified 19th, the slowest driver to set a time.

    READ MORE: Perez and Bottas to start from the pit lane for the Australian Grand Prix after parc ferme changes


    Australia 2023

    Starting Grid

    1 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing 1:16.732
    2 George Russell RUS Mercedes 1:16.968
    3 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 1:17.104
    4 Fernando Alonso ALO Aston Martin 1:17.139
    5 Carlos Sainz SAI Ferrari 1:17.270
    6 Lance Stroll STR Aston Martin 1:17.308
    7 Charles Leclerc LEC Ferrari 1:17.369
    8 Alexander Albon ALB Williams 1:17.609
    9 Pierre Gasly GAS Alpine 1:17.675
    10 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Haas F1 Team 1:17.735
    11 Esteban Ocon OCO Alpine 1:17.768
    12 Yuki Tsunoda TSU AlphaTauri 1:18.099
    13 Lando Norris NOR McLaren 1:18.119
    14 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas F1 Team 1:18.129
    15 Nyck De Vries DEV AlphaTauri 1:18.335
    16 Oscar Piastri PIA McLaren 1:18.517
    17 Guanyu Zhou ZHO Alfa Romeo 1:18.540
    18 Logan Sargeant SAR Williams 1:18.557

    The 2023 Australian Grand Prix starts at 1500 local time. Be sure to join our live coverage from 1400 here.