F1: Russel wins Austrian Grand Prix, Sainz third. Verstappen-Norris contact at the end


By John

George Russell for Mercedes won the Austrian GP, ​​the eleventh round of the Formula 1 world championship. The British driver preceded the Australian Oscar Piastri, second with McLaren, and Carlos Sainz with Ferrari.

Fourth was Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and fifth at the finish line was Max Verstappen, protagonist of a duel for first place with Lando Norris (McLaren) that led to contact, forcing the Dutchman to change a tyre and the British driver to retire.

Also finishing in the points at the end of a very eventful race at the Red Bull Ring were Nico Hulkenberg, sixth with Haas, Sergio Perez, only seventh in the Red Bull, then Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Daniel Ricciardo (RB) and Pierre Gasly (Alpine).

Charles Leclerc, on the other hand, finished eleventh, having been forced to stop immediately after the start to change the front wing, damaged in a contact with Piastri, and having to do a chase race.

Russel: happy and proud of the victory at the Austrian GP

“It’s the second victory of my career, which came at the end of a tough battle. I was holding third place, then I saw that sparks were flying between Lando and Max. We did a good job, I’m happy and very proud, the last two races have been incredible. Red Bull and McLaren are a bit ahead, but we are there to seize the opportunity that comes our way”. These are the words of George Russell (Mercedes), first at the end of the Austrian GP.