Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc extended his world championship lead at the Australian Grand Prix and increased the pressure on hapless world champion Max Verstappen. The international press writes about this …

Great Britain

The Sun”: “Wizard of Oz. Charles Leclerc seals victory at Australian Grand Prix.”

“The Guardian”: “Commanding, untouchable, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won the Australian Grand Prix with an almost insouciant composure. Ferrari delivered the car, and Leclerc clearly demonstrated the sure touch of a budding champion in Melbourne.”

“Independent: “If he (Leclerc) can maintain the sensational form he has displayed so far this season, his outstanding flair of insouciance could define Formula One for the foreseeable future.”

Italy

“Gazzetta dello Sport”: “The flying prince. Ferrari is like a rocket. Leclerc is a cannibal. Imola awaits the red king. No one is catching up with him now. And the world championship is now no longer a dream. Ver-Stop-pen: Max, it’s almost over.”

“Tuttosport”: “Charlemagne”

“Corriere dello Sport”: “Beauty and the Beast.”

“Corriere della Sera”: “Reclerc. Leclerc is a star, a cannibal, a perfect boy for all mothers, daughters and tifosi with good taste.”

Spain


“Marca”: “Leclerc unstoppable (…).”

“AS”: “You can’t do worse than Leclerc (…) Overwhelming victory for Ferrari.”

France

“L’Équipe”: “Leclerc and Ferrari, that’s solid.”

“Le Figaro”: “An untouchable Leclerc wins in Australia, Verstappen loses in a big way.”

Australia

“The Age”: “Charles Leclerc turned the Melbourne race into a procession, and there was precious little of the slugfest that fans usually hope to see. The reality is that sometimes sport is like that. A team can dominate (…) because it has done everything right, and that was certainly the case with Ferrari this weekend. (…) The Scuderia now seems to have a car that is a very serious contender for the world title and a driver with enough coolness and professionalism to keep a cool head (…).”

Switzerland

“Blick”: “Verstappen out again – Leclerc extends world championship lead!”

Austria

“Kronen-Zeitung”: “Charles Leclerc has celebrated his second victory of the season in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship. After the opening victory in Bahrain, the Ferrari driver also won the third world championship round in Australia on Sunday. At the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, the Monegasque celebrated a commanding start-finish victory including the fastest lap, but also benefited from the retirement of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.”