Charles Leclerc vs Max Verstappen: A Wheel-to-Wheel Battle Recap

The Australian Grand Prix, previously Formula 1’s season opener from 2011 to 2019 and not starting the season since the pandemic, will take place this weekend, recalling the intense 2022 race where Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc fiercely competed for the lead.


‣ The Australian Grand Prix is scheduled for this weekend, marking a significant event in the Formula 1 calendar.
‣ From 2011 to 2019, the Albert Park Street Circuit in Australia traditionally hosted the season opener for Formula 1, a practice that was altered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‣ The 2022 Australian Grand Prix featured an intense on-track battle between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, highlighting the competitive spirit and skill of the drivers.

Oh, the Australian Grand Prix is zooming into town this weekend. Can you feel the excitement? It’s like the air’s charged with anticipation. Remember the days, from 2011 to 2019, when this race at the Albert Park Street Circuit was the curtain-raiser for the Formula 1 season? Yeah, those were the days. But then, bam! The coronavirus pandemic hit, and just like that, it wasn’t the season starter anymore.

Fast forward to 2022. Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. These two, I tell ya, they went at it like there was no tomorrow. Wheel-to-wheel, fighting for the lead in the race. It was nuts. Seriously, if you missed it, you missed out.

And then there’s this tweet from Scuderia Ferrari. “An insane on-track battle Max and Charles fighting wheel-to-wheel for the lead in Australia back in 2022!” Paired with a link to a pic that’s just… wow. You’ve gotta see it to believe it. Check it out here: []( Tweeted on March 19, 2024. Time flies, huh?

Albert Ramirez
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