Friday, October 22

Verstappen enforces his law in Austria with Hamilton off the podium

  • The Dutchman adds his fifth victory in nine races and extends his World Cup lead to 32 points

  • Carlos Sainz, with a successful tire management strategy, has managed to finish fifth, Alonso, tenth

No rain or surprises. Max verstappen, winner a week ago in Styria, has repeated script in the Austrian Grand Prix and has won the victory with overwhelming superiority. The Dutch, a roller in the Red Bull Ring, has conquered its fifth win in the nine races contested this season and extends his advantage (32 points) in a World Cup increasingly favorable to Max and his team.

Lewis hamilton He confirmed his setback in qualifying and after starting fourth on the grid, he was unable to improve this position in the race. The Briton has finished second, but his degradation problems they have condemned him and in the final stretch of the race he has seen surpassed by his partner Valtteri Bottas and also by a Lando Norris that after finishing second he completed the podium and his best weekend at the wheel of the McLaren.

Penalty to Pérez

Carlos Sainz, who started 10th due to the three-place ban on Vettel for blocking Fernando Alonso in Q2 on Saturday, has opted for a different strategy than the rest of the grid. The Madrilenian took to the track on hard tires and was the last to stop (lap 49), which allowed him to finish in a meritorious sixth position, which has been fifth for a double 5-second penalty to Sergio Pérez after a double maneuver with Leclerc.

With four laps to go, Fernando Alonso, who started 14th, condemned for the incident with Vettel, has successfully completed a great overtaking on George Russell which has earned him to finish in the ‘top ten’, adding a point that seemed impossible before starting the race.

The grand prize was yellow-flagged for a Vettel and Raikkonen accident and with Verstappen adding a huge hat trick (pole, victory and fastest lap, with a time of 1: 06.200).

Austrian GP (race):

1.Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1: 23’54 “543

2.Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) at 17 “973

3.Lando Norris (McLaren) in 20 “019

4 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) a 46 “452

5.Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) at 57 “144

6. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) at 57 “915

7.Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) at 60 “395

8.Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) at 61 “195

9.Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) a 61 “844

10.Fernando Alonso (Alpine) to 1 lap

11.George Russell (Williams) 1 lap

12.Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) at 1 lap 7

13.Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 1 lap

14.Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo) 1 lap

15.Nicholas Latifi (Williams) 1 lap

16.Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo) 1 Lap

17 Sebastián Vettel (Aston Martin) 1 Lap

18.Mick Schumacher (Haas) to 2 laps

19.Nikita Mazepin (Haas) 2 laps

Esteban Ocon (Alpine) Retired

This is how the World Cup goes (9 of 23)

1. Max Verstappen (PB) 182

2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 150

3. Sergio Pérez (MEX) 104

4. Lando Norris (GBR) 101

5.Valtteri Bottas (END) 92

6. Charles Leclerc (MON) 62

7. Carlos Sainz (ESP) 60

8. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 40

9. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 39

10. Sebastin Vettel (ALE) 30

11. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 20

12. Paseo Lance (CAN) 14

13. Esteban Ocon (FRA) 12

14. Yuki Tsunoda (JAP) 9

15. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) 1

16. Kimi Raikkonen (END) 1

17. George Russell (GBR) 0

18. Mick Schumacher (ALE) 0

19. Nikita Mazepin (RUS) 0

20. Nicholas Latifi (CAN) 0


1. Red Bull Honda 286

2. Mercedes 242

3. McLaren 141

4. Ferrari 122

5. AlphaTauri 48

6. Aston Martin 44

7. Alpine Renault 32

8. Alfa Romeo 2

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9. Williams 0

10. Haas 0

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