This is Leclerc's third win of the year and Ferrari's first at the Red Bull Ring since Michael Schumacher in 2003.
Verstappen's fifth win of the season tightens his grip on the drivers' standings with Perez now moving into second, 21 points behind, while Leclerc slips to 34 points adrift.
Red Bull's Mexican driver Sergio Perez has earned his third career F1 victory after a questionable strategy call by Ferrari cost pole-sitter Charles Leclerc a win on his home circuit.
Verstappen attained his second win of the season as LeClerc failed to surmount, spelling disaster for Ferrari racing on its home soil.
Redbull driver Max Verstappen, who retired in the first two races of the season, is now 45 points behind Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
The 24-year-old dominated the Australian Grand Prix from start to finish to take the chequered flag ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez by more than 20 seconds.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time, displacing Lewis Hamilton in the 2021 standings after the Mercedes world champion finished in seventh.
The 22-year-old Racing Point driver's shock result on the slippery surface ended a run of 14 successive poles for dominant champions Mercedes dating back to last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen delivered Red Bull’s first victory at Silverstone since 2012 when he made the most of a superior strategy in sizzling conditions to beat both Mercedes and claim victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix, the first of eight scheduled European races through early September.
The Dutch driver who won the last two Mexico Grand Prix races was stripped of his pole position by race stewards for failing to slow down for a yellow flag that was waved after a Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas crashed.
Leclerc is a point adrift of Vettel in the championship after three races but was quicker in Bahrain, when he started on pole position and set the fastest lap, despite at one point being told to stay behind.
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