Max Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix ahead of Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez

Austrian Grand Prix results

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  3. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  4. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  5. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  6. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  7. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  8. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  9. Pierre Casely (10), Alpine-Renault

  10. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  11. Alexander Alban (23), Williams-Mercedes

  12. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  13. Logan Sargent (2), Williams-Mercedes

  14. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  15. Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  16. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  17. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  18. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  19. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari

  20. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

The opening round of the Austrian Grand Prix

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  3. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  4. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  5. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  6. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  7. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  8. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

  9. Pierre Casely (10), Alpine-Renault

  10. Alexander Alban (23), Williams-Mercedes

  11. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  12. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  13. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  14. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  15. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  16. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  17. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  18. Logan Sargent (2), Williams-Mercedes

  19. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari

  20. Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

Austrian Grand Prix TV/Streaming Schedule

East at all times

Friday
7:25 – 8:30 am: Free Practice 1 (ESPN2, ESPN+)
10:55 am – 11 am: Eligibility (ESPN2, ESPN+)

Saturday
6:25 – 7:30 am: Sprint Shootout (ESPN2, ESPN+)
10:25 am – 11:30 am: Sprint (ESPN, ESPN+)

Sunday
7:30 am – 8:55 am: Pre-Race Show (ESPN)
8:55 am – 11 am: Austrian Grand Prix (ESPN, ESPN+)

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Verstappen wins wet and dry Austrian Grand Prix sprint

Max Verstappen started the Austrian Grand Prix sprint from pole and dominated the afternoon despite losing the lead to Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez with two corners to go. Verstappen won by more than 21 seconds over Perez, completing all 24 laps on intermediate tyres. In total, 11 cars pitted for slick tires late in the race as the track dried out enough that there was some exciting racing up and down the order.

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Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished third, Aston Martin Lance Stroll held off a strong challenge from team-mate Fernando Alonso for fourth, Nico Hulkenberg earned a surprise three points for Haas in sixth, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was seventh and Mercedes’ Jorge Russell took the final point. In eighth place.

Austrian Grand Prix Sprint Results

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  3. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  4. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  5. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  6. Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

  7. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  8. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  9. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  10. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  11. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  12. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  13. Alexander Alban (23), Williams-Mercedes

  14. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari

  15. Pierre Casely (10), Alpine-Renault

  16. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  17. Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  18. Logan Sargent (2), Williams-Mercedes

  19. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  20. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

Austrian Grand Prix details

track: Red Bull Ring (Spielberg, Austria), 2.683-mile, 10-turn permanent racing facility
Race Length: 71 laps for 190 miles
Lap Registration: 1:05.619 (Carlos Sainz, Ferrari, 2020)
Tire Compounds: C3 (Hard), C4 (Medium), C5 (Soft)
Last year’s winner: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Sprint weekend form returns

In 2021, F1 introduced the Sprint Weekend format, which moved traditional qualifying to Friday and replaced it with an abbreviated race that would award minimum points and set the stage for Sunday’s Grand Prix. After a few nominal changes, we have the current format for the 2023 season, which turns Saturday into an exhibition.

The new format eliminates the lame-duck Saturday morning practice session in favor of a faster version of the traditional three-stage knockout qualifying format to set the stage for sprint racing. Points are awarded to the top eight finishers in the sprint in descending order (eight for P1, seven for P2, six for P3, etc.).

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McLaren, Ferrari, Aston Martin bring upgrades

After Mercedes finished second in the world constructors’ standings at the Canadian Grand Prix, they believe Aston Martin is bringing an improved package. Direct them to “hit” the silver arrows. Fourth-placed Ferrari will introduce new front-wing components, a new platform and a new rear wing, hoping to make its racing performance more predictable. McLaren, sixth in the constructors’ standings, will begin significant changes to the car starting in Austria.

“I’m looking forward to anything that’s new,” McLaren driver Lando Norris told Australia’s SpeedCafe.

Norris is currently 11th in the drivers’ standings after finishing sixth in 2022.

Britain's McLaren driver Lando Norris drives his car during a qualifying session for the F1 Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 3, 2021.  The Austrian Grand Prix will be held on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Darco Bandic)

McLaren’s Lando Norris believes upgrades to the car starting in Austria will push the team further up the ranks of F1 constructors. (AP Photo/Darco Bandic)

The best drivers and the best racing for the Austrian Grand Prix

Barring any unforeseen disaster, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be the favorite entering every race weekend throughout the season as he heads towards his inevitable third straight World Drivers’ Championship. He is -275 to win on his team’s home track in Austria According to BetMGM Next best moneyline is Aston Martin Fernando Alonso +700.

Better chances of winning
• Max Verstappen -275
• Fernando Alonso +700
• Lewis Hamilton +800
• Sergio Perez +900

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg wrote earlier in the week that Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc deserved a podium finish (-225) with some tips. Pointing to the strength of the car in Montreal two weeks ago, he wants Fernando Alonso to finish on the podium in the sprint (-110).

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Austrian Grand Prix entry list

Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT
Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari
Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes
George Russell (63), Mercedes
Pierre Casely (10), Alpine-Renault
Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault
Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes
Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes
Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes
Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari
Nico Hulkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari
Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT
Logan Sargent (2), Williams-Mercedes
Alexander Alban (23), Williams-Mercedes

Austrian Grand Prix Weather

Thunderstorms are expected to affect Friday afternoon’s qualifying session and Saturday morning’s Sprint Shootout qualifying session. A 20% chance of rain has been predicted on race day, meaning that even if the grid is mixed with changeable conditions on Friday, the mighty cars of Red Bull, Aston Martin and Mercedes will be able to carve their way through the field. The end of the Grand Prix.

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