Verstappen attained his second win of the season as LeClerc failed to surmount, spelling disaster for Ferrari racing on its home soil.
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 Dutch driver says he was handed two-time penalties at the last race in Saudi Arabia for leaving the track while two other drivers "didn’t even get a mention or a penalty".
Valtteri Bottas claimed his first chequered flag of the season while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished second to take a six-point lead in the world championship.
Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing him to miss the Dutch Grand Prix. He is currently isolating himself in a hotel having no symptoms.
Verstappen emerged as the winner of the rain-ruined Belgian Grand Prix with only two laps completed behind a safety car at a drenched and dangerous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Verstappen now leads Hamilton 6-3 for pole positions this season and is in a good position to claw back Hamilton's eight-point lead in the championship.
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.
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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.
Max Verstappen sealed pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix and served it up to a delighted Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as a 46th birthday present.
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.
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