Spielberg, July 12
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated the Styrian Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two on Sunday to have a good time his 85th Formula One win and transfer a step nearer to Michael Schumacher’s report of 91 victories. Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas, winner of final weekend’s season-opener behind closed doorways on the identical Austrian circuit, completed a distant runner-up along with his championship lead lower to 6 factors.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen accomplished the rostrum on a sunny afternoon at his workforce’s dwelling Red Bull Ring after beginning on the entrance row and being handed by Bottas within the closing levels.
Struggling Ferrari offered a serious speaking level with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel colliding on the opening lap and each retiring from the race. “What a weird year it is, but it’s great to be back up here, to be driving with this kind of performance,” stated Hamilton, who began from pole place after a sensational lap in a rain-hit qualifying and remained in full management. “I’m so grateful to be back in first place. It feels like a long time coming since the last race last year, and to come back in after a difficult weekend last week is a great, great step forwards.” — Reuters