July 27, 2021

Max Verstappen wins the Styrian GP and steps away as world leader

The Dutch Red Bull driver dominated the Austrian circuit to win his fourth race of the season and takes off from Lewis Hamilton

The dutch Max Verstappen reinforced leadership in the World Cup Formula One by winning this Sunday the Styrian Grand Prix, the eighth of the year, in the Red Bull Ring Austrian, the track of his team, where relegated to second place to the sevenfold English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), which minimized damage by setting the fastest lap in the race.

Verstappen, 23 years old, who came out from the ‘pole‘, achieved his fourteenth triumph on F1, the quarter of the year, in front of Hamilton –which now leads by 18 points (156 to 138) – and the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes); third in a test that the Mexican Czech Pérez (Red Bull) finished fourth.

The Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – which advanced six places from the start – and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) finished sixth and ninth, respectively, at the Spielberg circuit, which in seven days will host, again, the next Big prize: that of Austria.

Sainz entered from behind his former English partner Lando Norris (McLaren) – who was fifth – and ahead of his current colleague, the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, which ended, after coming back from the back of the grid after suffering a blowout, seventh.

The canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) finished eighth at Spielberg, ahead of the double Asturian world champion.

The Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) also entered the points by adding one with his 10th place.