Top 10: Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, ‘albon, Norris, Perez, Stroll, Ricciardo, Sainz, Kvyat
Gone: Vettel, LeClair, Windows
After a bright Saturday rain qualifying of the Austrian Grand Prix race on Sunday was held in dry weather. And given the preponderance of Mercedes and pole position of Lewis Hamilton, it promised an interesting race. From the start Hamilton went into the lead, and behind it stands Verstappen, Sainz and Bottas.
At the start of the most interesting was the collision between Vettel and LeClair. Cool start to the season from Ferrari. Both pilots fought for 15 or 17, but managed to face. SEB has gone, and Charles was back on track, but after 2 laps was forced to go to the pits and complete the stage. According to the results of Charles admitted his guilt and apologized to the partner and team.
As for the leaders, then Hamilton broke away from Verstappen, but Bottas managed to pass Sainz and came in third place. Soon, Sainz went and’albon. So far, the McLaren is not ready to compete with Mercedes and Red bull. Pretty good pace showed Reno: Windows and Riccardo staged an interesting battle for the 6th place. Riccardo was able to get around his partner and rushed in pursuit of the McLaren. Note that the French team looks very good, although the Windows eventually fell out of the race. However, the pace certainly pleased with Renault’s Fernando Alonso.
Among the contenders for victory Verstappen began increasingly to lag behind Hamilton, so it was Red bull first came up to the pilot in for a pit stop. Then calm stop held Hamilton, but Bottas pit stop was delayed, so he’s on fresher tyres overtook Verstappen.
Plan Bottas managed and he caught up with max, who had problems with the front wing. Valtteri in the beautiful struggle took place and the opponent was the 2nd. Lewis Hamilton produced an easy victory, while Verstappen finished third. Max for Red bull now.
Note the breakthrough Sergio Perez with 17-go places on 6-e. moreover, the racing pilot point fought for 4th place with Albana, however, damaging the car and literally in the last corner missed Norris. Lando, who in the last race he finished 3rd, again gave a cool race.