Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP in dominant fashion

Rodolfo Schellin

SPIELBERG, Austria — System One championship chief Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix from pole situation on Sunday, clinching a third straight victory and extending his guide above title rival Lewis Hamilton to 32 points just after nine races.

It was Verstappen’s fifth earn of the period when compared to three for Hamilton, who dropped down from 2nd put to fourth late on just after heading also large on a convert and rolling above a kerb, harming 1 of his tires.

His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas completed 2nd forward of McLaren’s Lando Norris, who clinched the fourth podium of his occupation on the similar monitor where he secured his initial last calendar year.

The 2020 top rated-three end built him the youngest British driver on a podium and third-youngest in general guiding Lance Stroll and Verstappen. The extremely-constant Norris is the only driver to have scored points in every race this period.

Hamilton has not won given that the Spanish GP two months back, a dismal streak of 5 races for the defending winner searching for a report eighth F1 title. All of all those have gone to Purple Bull, with Sergio Perez getting the other.

This was another crushing good results for Verstappen on at the Purple Bull ring, his team’s residence monitor and with 1000’s of his orange-shirted followers cheering on his fifteenth occupation earn. He also won right here last weekend at the Styrian GP.

Verstappen clinched his third straight pole on Saturday and got absent cleanly all over again for another lights-to-flag earn, the way Hamilton has so normally done.

A excellent working day for him and his adoring followers was finished by a bonus issue for the speediest lap.

In the meantime, Hamilton’s hold out for a 99th F1 earn carries on and he will hope for a change of fortune at the British GP in Silverstone in two weeks’ time.

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