Max Verstappen crushed Lewis Hamilton at the Styrian GP

The Dutchman from Red Bull won smoothly over the Englishman from Mercedes and stretches his lead at the head of the contest.

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Now the ones that make boring F1 they are dutch Max Verstappen and equipment Red Bull, who returned to see their rivals from the highest step of a GP podium. This time, from Styrian Grand Prix in the circuit Red Bull Ring, where they "played" as locals on the eighth date of the contest.

Max Verstappen
Photo: GEPA pictures / Christian Walgram.

Verstappen did an impeccable job, at the height of the one who made his team with the strategy. He started from pole position and never had a problem staying ahead of the pack.

He beat English by more than half a minute Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), that the closest he got to his rival for the crown was when they reached the first corner of the track after the start.

The champion and his team could not counteract the dominance of the Verstappen-Red Bull duo, who achieved their second consecutive success and the fourth of the year after the celebrations in the French GP's, Emilia Romagna y Monaco.

The podium was completed by the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), who started from fifth place despite finishing second in Saturday's timed run. The delay in the grid was due to a penalty for his unusual semi-break in the pitlane in Friday's trials.

The Top 5 was completed by the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), who arrived half a second behind the Nordic, and the English Lando Norris (McLaren), which came in third in the lot for the first few laps.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Jiri Krenek.

The competition was monotonous and uneventful. In fact, the only attractive thing happened in the final laps when Hamilton entered the pits for the second time to wear fresh rubber in search of the lap record, which until then was in the hands of Pérez. The multiple champion achieved his goal and achieved that extra point that allows him to be 18 points behind Verstappen with 15 races remaining.

Hamilton and Mercedes will have to wait a week to get revenge, although they will have to work hard to beat their opponents since the ninth round of the year will be held again at the Red Bull Ring, although this time to contest Austrian Grand Prix.

ESTIRIA GRAND PRIZE RESULTS 2021

POS. No. pilot CAR VTAS. TIME / DIF. PTS.
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 71 1:22:18.925 25
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 71 +35.743s 19
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 71 +46.907s 15
4 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 71 +47.434s 12
5 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 70 +1 round 10
6 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 70 +1 round 8
7 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 70 +1 round 6
8 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 70 +1 round 4
9 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 70 +1 round 2
10 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 70 +1 round 1
11 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 70 +1 round 0
12 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 70 +1 round 0
13 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 70 +1 round 0
14 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 70 +1 round 0
15 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 70 +1 round 0
16 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 69 +2 laps. 0
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 68 +3 laps. 0
18 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 68 +3 laps. 0
NC 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 36 DNF 0
NC 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1 DNF 0

AVERAGE: 223,373 km / h. LAP RECORD: Lewis Hamilton, in the 71st, in 1m07s058 at 231,811 km / h.

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Verstappen, 156 points; 2) Hamilton, 138; 3) Pérez, 96; 4) Norris, 86; 5) Bottas, 74; 6) Leclerc, 58; 7) Sainz, 50; 8) Gasly, 37; 9) Ricciardo, 34; 10) Vettel, 30; 11) Alonso, 19; 12) Stroll, 14; 13) Ocon, 12; 14) Tsunoda, 9; 15) Räikkönen and Giovinazzi, 1.

BUILDERS CUP: 1) Red Bull Racing-Honda, 252 points; 2) Mercedes, 212; 3) McLaren- Mercedes, 120; 4) Ferrari, 108; 5) AlphaTauri-Honda, 46; 6) Aston Martin-Mercedes, 44; 7) Alpine-Renault, 31; 8) Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari, 2.

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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