Pole position, victory from end to end and lap record. Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) did everything right in the Austrian Grand Prix, ninth date of the World Cup F1, and that is reflected in the championship that has him as a comfortable leader after getting his fifth win of the year.
Verstappen, which this year already celebrated in the GP's of Emilia Romagna, Monaco, France y Styria, lectured at the Red Bull Ring, something that even allowed him to make a second pit stop to secure the win.
The podium was completed by the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and English Lando Norris (McLaren), who had to overcome a five-second penalty for an incident with the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) when they were both fighting in the opening laps of the race.
Verstappen's great work, which got his first Grand Chelem in his campaign, it was contrasted with the English Lewis Hamilton's lazy Sunday (Mercedes), who had no rhythm even to reach the Top 3.
The multiple champion arrived in fourth position and that deprived him of scoring good points (he was second). The low harvest had an impact on the positions: it had reached this commitment to 18 Verstappen units and is now at 32 so many, more than one competition.
Another who had a complicated GP was Pérez. With the Norris incident he lost several positions and fell behind to XNUMXth place. He recovered, but then had two encounters with the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and received two five-second sessions. Finally, the Aztec crossed the finish line in sixth place behind the Spanish. Carlos Sainz (Spain).
The Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), Leclerc, the French Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) and Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) completed the dotted area.
The tournament will continue with the Grand Prix of Great Britain the 11 of July. The appointment at Silverstone will go down in history as the first to use the sprint format, where pole position will be defined with a Saturday race.
AUSTRIA GRAND PRIZE RESULTS 2021
|POS.||PILOT||CAR||VTAS.||TIME / DIF.||PTS.|
|1||33||RED BULL RACING HONDA||71||1:23:54.543||26|
|6||11||RED BULL RACING HONDA||71||+57.915s||8|
|10||14||ALPINE RENAULT||70||+1 round||1|
|11||63||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||70||+1 round||0|
|12||22||ALPHATAURI HONDA||70||+1 round||0|
|13||18||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||70||+1 round||0|
|14||99||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||70||+1 round||0|
|15||6||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||70||+1 round||0|
|16||7||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||70||+1 round||0|
|17||5||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||69||DNF||0|
|18||47||HAAS FERRARI||69||+2 laps.||0|
|19||9||HAAS FERRARI||69||+2 laps.||0|
DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP: 1) Verstappen, 182 points; 2) Hamilton, 150; 3) Pérez, 104; 4) Norris, 101; 5) Bottas, 92; 6) Leclerc, 62; 7) Sainz, 60; 8) Ricciardo, 40; 9) Gasly, 39; 10) Vettel, 30; 11) Alonso, 20; 12) Stroll, 14; 13) Ocon, 12; 14) Tsunoda, 9; 15) Giovinazzi and Raikkonen, 1.
BUILDERS CUP: 1) Red Bull-Honda, 286 points; 2) Mercedes, 242; 3) McLaren-Mercedes, 141; 4) Ferrari, 122; 5) AlphaTauri-Honda, 48; 6) Aston Martin-Mercedes, 44; 7) Alpine-Renault, 32; 8) Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, 2.