What happened at the 2023 Australian Grand Prix?

By: Nitin Singh

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen, who claimed his first victory at the event. 

The race was chaotic, with three red flags and several collisions.

Verstappen dropped back to third place on the first lap but overtook Lewis Hamilton for the lead after the first red flag.

He then established a commanding lead that he held on to until the end of the race. 

Carlos Sainz received a five-second penalty after clipping Fernando Alonso during the second red flag restart, which caused him to miss out on a podium position. 

The incident was controversial, as the FIA re-established the race order according to how it was set prior to the restart.