MELBOURNE, April 10 (Reuters) — Formula One world champion Max Verstappen’s Australian Grand Prix came to a premature end on Sunday as the Red Bull driver’s car suffered a reliability problem and rolled to a halt during his 39th lap with smoke billowing out.
It was Verstappen’s second non-finish of the season, having also suffered one at the opening race in Bahrain.
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Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell
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