Earlier, there had been speculation that Audi and Porsche were in negotiation over partnerships to enter the highest class of international motor racing.
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.
Mattia BinottoB says Carlos Sainz contract extension key to Ferrari stability, as he backs Spaniard to rebound from recent errors.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton said his team still has time to "fix this car and extract the full potential", ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola this weekend.
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.
The ban on body piercings and other forms of jewellery was introduced in 2005 in a bid to protect drivers, but F1 now wants to enforce it strictly after some drivers were spotted wearing jewellery while in their cars.
The Houthi rebels said the peace initiative could be a lasting commitment if the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen stopped air strikes and lifted port restrictions.
After hours of talks with the pilots, team principals and Saudi officials, Formula One and governing body the FIA said it received "assurances" that the race in Jeddah can be held safely.
Russian F1 driver Nikita Mazepin and Haas's Russian title sponsor Uralkali had their contracts terminated last Saturday as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The decision follows a detailed analysis of the wild ending at the season finale, where Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won his first world title after overtaking Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton on the last lap.
The Red Bull's driver won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and his first Formula One title with a last lap overtake to deny championship rival Lewis Hamilton a record eighth crown.
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