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Verstappen wins big at 2021 Styrian GP

Max Verstappen led this weekend from start to finish. Already the author of pole position, the Dutch won at the Red Bull Ring in front of a helpless Hamilton.

Open to the public, the stands of the Red Bull Ring were mostly orange and entirely dedicated to the cause of Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver has already taken pole position during the qualifying session. This Sunday , he completely mastered his race during the Styrian Grand Prix and won in front of the two Mercedes unable to close the gap.

Lewis Hamilton takes the point of the fastest lap and Valtteri Bottas completes the podium. Sergio Pérez finished in fourth place just behind the Finn after coming back up strong thanks to cooler tires.

Gasly abandonment, Leclerc comeback

The main racing event came from the first lap. Charles Leclerc, on Ferrari hits the left rear wheel of Pierre Gasly on AlphaTauri. The French will then be forced to retire following the bursting of his tire and damage to the shock absorber.

With a broken front wing, the Monegasque pilot immediately returned to the pit lane. He came out in eighteenth place and starts a comeback that will make him finish in seventh position. He was named pilot of the day.

George Russel’s bad luck

George Russell took the start in tenth place, which gave him hope for a first entry in the points. Unfortunately for him and his team, a reliability problem forced it to abandon. At the time of the first pit stop, the Williams driver was immobilized for long seconds due to a necessary air recharge.

The air added here allows the pneumatic valves to operate correctly. Seventh at the time of his stop, he then emerges well beyond the top 10 and will finally be forced to stop definitively a few laps later.

2021 Styrian Grand Prix ranking:

  1. Max Verstappen – Red Bull
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Merecedes
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes
  4. Sergio Pérez – Red Bull
  5. Lando Norris – McLaren
  6. Carlos Sainz – Ferrari
  7. Charles Leclercs – Ferrari
  8. Lance Stroll – Aston Martin
  9. Fernando Alonso – Alpine
  10. Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri
  11. Kimi Raikkonen – Alfa Romeo
  12. Sebastian Vettel – Aston Martin
  13. Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
  14. Esteban Ocon – Alpine
  15. Antonio Giovinazzi – Alfa Romeo
  16. Mick Schumacher – Haas
  17. Nicholas Latifi – Williams
  18. Nikita Mazepin – Haas
  19. George Russell – Williams (abandon)
  20. Pierre Gasly – AlphaTauri (abandon)

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