Three riders who could grab a surprise podium in Melbourne » FirstSportz

Australian GP
Australian GP

F1 runs from the beginning. The first two races were eye-catching for the crowd and we can expect the same Australian GP. The rivalries have started to brew from the front to the back of the grid. With Ferrari and Red Bull mostly fighting at the top, the battle to be the best of the other has also picked up speed. Of course we expect the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers to be on the podium, but there’s no guarantee. Let’s see which riders can surprise us based on what we’ve seen in the opening races.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez will soon be on the podium

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez wins in Baku

Sergio Perez definitely looked like one of the impressive drivers on the grid but didn’t have the friction of the green. With his retirement due to a fuel pump problem in Bahrain and an unfortunate sequence of events involving the safety car, it hasn’t been up to him. But if he continues to play at this level, the podium should be a matter of time. We can assume he’s on the podium considering the pace he’s shown.

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Alpine’s Esteban Ocon looked in a class of his own in the first two races

Esteban Ocon
Esteban Ocon

Both Alpine cars attracted attention with their pace at the two circuits. Those are the performances we’ve come to expect from McLaren. After a solid first season, Alpine and Esteban Ocon didn’t look back. Esteban Ocon previously showed us at the Hungarian Grand Prix that he knows how to win a race and it will come as no surprise if he does so again after two impressive performances in the first two races when he finished P7 and P6 Bahrain GP and Saudi Arabian GP respectively.

Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly did well

Pierre Gasli
Pierre Gasli

Pierre Gasli knows how to get the most out of a midfield car and deliver results in excess of its weight. A win and 3 podiums in Alpha Tauri’s career shows what a talent he has. The Red Bull engine has proven reliable and with any luck we can expect Pierre Gasly to get the job done and score some valuable points for the team.

These riders will play a key role for their respective teams and expect to see them on the podium sooner rather than later from what we’ve seen in the first two races.

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