Max Verstappen reaches perfection at the Austrian Grand Prix

The Dutchman had no setbacks to achieve his fifth win of the season and establish himself at the top of the championship.

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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.

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Max Verstappen achieved his second consecutive win at the Red Bull Ring. Photo: Bryn Lennon / Getty Images.

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.

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The start of the Austrian GP. Photo: Clive Rose / Getty Images.

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.

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The second incident between Checo Pérez and Charles Leclerc.

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. No. PILOT CAR VTAS. TIME / DIF. PTS.
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 71 1:23:54.543 26
2 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 71 +17.973s 18
3 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 71 +20.019s 15
4 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 71 +46.452s 12
5 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 71 +57.144s 10
6 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 71 +57.915s 8
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 71 +60.395s 6
8 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 71 +61.195s 4
9 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 71 +61.844s 2
10 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 70 +1 round 1
11 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 70 +1 round 0
12 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 70 +1 round 0
13 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 70 +1 round 0
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 70 +1 round 0
15 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 70 +1 round 0
16 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 70 +1 round 0
17 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 69 DNF 0
18 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 69 +2 laps. 0
19 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 69 +2 laps. 0
NC 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 0 DNF 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.

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