All The Sights From the 2021 F1 Styrian GP

Max Verstappen led from the pole Sunday in the F1 Styrian Grand Prix in Austria and never looked back winning by a margin of 35.743 seconds over Lewis Hamilton, and that gap was after he slowed prior to crossing the line in a bit of showmanship.

Using a one stop strategy Verstappen led every lap and won his second consecutive grand prix a week after his triumph in France, the first time he’s done that in his career.

As has been the story three races, Hamilton had nothing for Verstappen. All the seven-time champion could do was try and limit the damage in the points. Mercedes opted to pit him on the penultimate lap, a free stop that put Hamilton onto a set of soft tires and gave him one shot at the fastest lap of the race. Hamilton was able to deliver and score a championship point.

Valtteri Bottas was able to provide a bit of consolation for the Mercedes team. After an embarrassing spin in the pit lane Friday, Bottas was penalized and forced to drop three spots on the grid and started fifth. He managed to make up two spots and hold off Red Bull driver Sergio Perez on the last lap and claim the final spot on the podium.

Drivers compete during the start of the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen (L) leads during the start of the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Drivers compete during the start of the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez competes in front of Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez (R) competes with McLaren’s British driver Lando Norris during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen competes in front of Haas F1’s German driver Mick Schumacher during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Williams’ Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi competes during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton competes during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Haas F1’s driver Nikita Mazepin (Front) competes with Alfa Romeo’s Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen competes during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates with his team (Up) during the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Winner Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates after the Formula One Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, on June 27, 2021.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team , Red Bull Racing Honda Team Principal Helmut Marko, Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing Honda andValtteri Bottas of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team on podium after race of Styrian Grand Prix, 8th round of Formula One World Championship in Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, 27 June 2021


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