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Styrian GP (2021)

Austria Red Bull Ring
25 Jun - 27 Jun
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The popular gravel solution to F1's track limits problem

Last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix provided a test case for a change that could address the ongoing track limits saga that has blighted Formula 1 in recent seasons.

Binotto: Ferrari can't think F1 tyre problems solved after Styrian GP pace

Ferrari says it cannot think it has solved its Formula 1 tyre problems despite its encouraging race pace in last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix.

FIA would have investigated Bottas pitlane spin without McLaren complaint

The FIA race stewards would have investigated Valtteri Bottas’s pitlane spin in Styrian GP practice even without McLaren’s public complaint, according to Formula 1 race director Michael Masi.

The Red Bull F1 updates that helped it beat Mercedes at the Styrian GP

Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s dominance at Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix has left rival Lewis Hamilton in no doubts that his team desperately needs some updates.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Styrian GP

Max Verstappen and Red Bull continued to crank up the pressure on Mercedes with a dominant display at the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix. Autosport picks apart the key talking points from the first weekend of the Austrian double-header, with Mercedes still searching for answers, Ferrari’s unexpected form reversal and scrutiny on the latest rules clampdown

Sainz explains "strange scenario" of unlapping himself in Styria

Carlos Sainz said Ferrari had to message Mercedes to get around the "strange scenario" of having to unlap himself against Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix.

Autosport Podcast: Styrian GP review

Max Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship with a dominant win in the Styrian Grand Prix, leading every lap en route to victory.

Ricciardo: Power unit glitch was "disheartening" in Styrian F1 race

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says the power unit issue that caused him to tumble out of the points in the Styrian Grand Prix was "disheartening".

Styrian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The Styrian GP was a weekend dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, as others showed resurgence after key mistakes, while a couple of drivers were denied the chance to demonstrate their full potential. Here’s the driver ratings from the first race of the Red Bull Ring double-header which features two maximum scores

Why Russell should remain upbeat despite ‘hurt’ of Styria F1 DNF

George Russell may have been feeling “hurt” after his heartbreaking retirement in Styria, but there are plenty of reasons for the Williams Formula 1 driver to remain upbeat.

How Red Bull reversed an old Mercedes advantage in the Styrian GP

With Red Bull toppling Mercedes at another one of the Black Arrows strongholds, momentum is truly with it and Max Verstappen in the 2021 Formula 1 world title fight. But what became clear at the Styrian Grand Prix is Red Bull now also holds a key strength once possessed by its rival that could be pivotal in the championship chase

Mercedes investigating if ‘wacky’ set-up contributed to Styrian GP struggles

Mercedes is set to investigate if opting for a “wacky” set-up direction with its Formula 1 car contributed to its defeat to Red Bull in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Red Bull warned over Verstappen's victory burnout

Red Bull has been warned by the FIA that a repeat of Max Verstappen’s victory celebration burnout as he took the chequered flag at Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix will not be tolerated again.

Bottas: Mercedes pitted early to capitalise on slow Perez stop

Valtteri Bottas has revealed Mercedes pitted him early in Sunday’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix to capitalise on Sergio Perez’s slow stop for Red Bull, helping him secure third place.

Verstappen explains brake issue during Styrian GP victory

Max Verstappen has explained the brake issue that briefly emerged during his dominant Formula 1 victory in Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix.

Wolff: Title race isn’t over despite end to Mercedes development

Toto Wolff believes the Formula 1 title race is “far from over” despite Mercedes’ decision to stop developing its 2021 car as it sticks to its resource plan for 2022.

Leclerc's Styrian GP charge "one of my best performances" in F1

Charles Leclerc said his charge from near the back of field to finish seventh in the Styrian Grand Prix was one of his best showings in Formula 1.

Hamilton: ‘Impossible’ to keep up with Verstappen in ‘lonely’ Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton found it “impossible” to keep up with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix, leaving him unsure where Mercedes is losing time to Red Bull.

F1 Styrian Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins from Hamilton

Max Verstappen won the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday, the eighth race of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season, to extend his points lead over Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who finished a distant second.

Styrian GP: Verstappen dominates to beat Hamilton to victory

Max Verstappen dominated Formula 1’s 2021 Styrian Grand Prix to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Red Bull Ring, with Valtteri Bottas taking third ahead of Sergio Perez.

Russell rues "typical" bad luck when chasing first Williams points

George Russell called it "typical" to hit bad luck when chasing his maiden Formula 1 points finish for Williams after a power unit issue forced him to retire in Styria.

F1 Styrian GP live commentary and updates - race day

Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix

Ocon: Alpine probing causes of recent F1 qualifying slump

Esteban Ocon says Alpine will investigate whether recent updates and changes made to his Formula 1 car are the cause of a slump in his qualifying performances.

Ferrari puzzled by DRS zone deficit at Styrian GP

Charles Leclerc says his Ferrari Formula 1 team was left puzzled by a loss of pace in the Red Bull Ring's DRS zones during qualifying for the Styrian GP.

Russell: Set-up direction change has helped lift Williams F1 form

George Russell says a change in set-up direction has improved the one-lap pace of his Williams Formula 1 car, despite an ongoing focus on improving race performance.

The "curveball" offered by F1's mid-season change of Pirelli tyres

What impact will Pirelli’s new Formula 1 rear tyres have if as planned they are introduced at the British GP next month?

Vasseur: Governing F1 via technical directives "not the right way"

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur has criticised the FIA’s recent clampdown on pitstops, saying that governing Formula 1 using technical directives is “not the right way”.

Hamilton: Jumping queue before last Styrian GP qualifying lap backfired

Lewis Hamilton says jumping ahead of several cars preparing for their final laps in Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix qualifying “definitely” backfired and left him “no hope” of improving.

Bottas calls pitlane spin penalty "quite harsh" after McLaren complaint

Valtteri Bottas called his Formula 1 grid penalty for spinning in the pitlane "quite harsh" after McLaren's complaint, saying that "everyone is always trying to screw you over".

Ricciardo mystified by lack of F1 Styrian GP qualifying pace

Daniel Ricciardo was left struggling to find an explanation after qualifying only 13th for the Styrian GP, nine places behind McLaren Formula 1 team mate Lando Norris.

Tsunoda receives F1 grid drop for blocking Bottas in Styria Q3

Yuki Tsunoda has received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Verstappen: Upset engineer "fired me up" for Styrian GP pole lap

Max Verstappen reckons his Red Bull Formula 1 engineer being "upset" at his late Q2 tactics "fired me up" to secure Styrian Grand Prix pole on his first Q3 lap.

Verstappen wants to "print out" proof rear wing led to Red Bull gains

Max Verstappen wants to "print out" proof that Red Bull's straightline speed gains are down to its rear wing set-up to stop questions about his Formula 1 engine.

Hamilton doubts Mercedes has raw pace to pass Red Bull in F1 Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton doubts Mercedes has the “raw pace” to overtake Red Bull in Sunday’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix after being beaten to pole by Max Verstappen.

F1 qualifying results: Verstappen on pole for Styrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen took pole position for the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring for Red Bull Racing on Saturday, the eighth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

F1 Styrian GP: Verstappen takes pole ahead of Bottas and Hamilton

Max Verstappen took pole position for Formula 1’s 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, who made a mistake on his final Q3 lap.

F1 Styrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in final practice session

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton topped final practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.

F1 Styrian GP live commentary and updates - FP3 & qualifying

Minute-by-minute updates for Formula 1's FP3 and qualifying sessions for the Styrian GP

Horner: Hamilton's Red Bull F1 theories not based on 'reality'

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says some of the theories about his Formula 1 car thrown around by Lewis Hamilton are far from ‘reality’.

The continuing trends that should sustain F1's title fight at the Styrian GP

A year on from Formula 1's Austria double-header, the championship returns to the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix. Last year's race set the tone for Mercedes' continued dominance, but this year's offering so far leans into the current trends of a battle royale between F1's frontguard teams

Haas only discovered Schumacher's F1 seat issues from his mother

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner has revealed that he only found out about Mick Schumacher’s ‘crooked’ seat position after hearing it about it from the German youngster’s mother.

Bottas hit with Styrian GP grid penalty for F1 pitlane incident

Valtteri Bottas has been handed a three-place grid penalty for this weekend’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix after his pitlane spin in second practice on Friday.

F1 Styrian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen topped the Friday practice times from Daniel Ricciardo at the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Hamilton: Red Bull looking ‘really hard to beat’ in F1 Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton believes that Red Bull will be “really hard to beat” in this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix after trailing Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Friday’s practice sessions.

Mercedes summoned to stewards over Bottas FP2 pitlane spin

Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes are set to meet with the Formula 1 race stewards after a bizarre spin in the pitlane during second practice for the Styrian Grand Prix.

Grand Prix F1 practice results: Verstappen dominates in Styria

World Championship leader Max Verstappen dominated the opening day of Styrian Grand Prix practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday, the eighth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

F1 Styrian GP: Verstappen fastest from Gasly in opening practice session

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in first practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Pierre Gasly and the Mercedes drivers – led by Lewis Hamilton.

F1 Styrian GP Live commentary and updates - FP1 & FP2

Live updates from Friday practice for the Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring.

Verstappen calls for FIA to introduce F1 front wing checks after clampdown

Max Verstappen believes the FIA should introduce front wing checks after clamping down on Formula 1 teams running so-called flexi-wings in recent weeks.

Perez hopes talks over new Red Bull F1 contract ‘don’t take too long’

Sergio Perez hopes that talks over a new Red Bull Formula 1 contract “don’t take too long” and that negotiations will go “very smoothly” after a strong start working together.

Hamilton: Talks with Mercedes over new F1 contract are underway

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that talks with Mercedes over a new Formula 1 contract are underway, saying discussions have been “positive” so far.

How F1's biggest crisis helped trigger its exciting 2021 season

Formula 1's return to Austria this weekend comes under exceedingly different circumstances to its last Spielberg visit, when F1 took its first tentative steps out of the global COVID shutdown. But the tightrope F1 walked in 2020 has ultimately led to the most exciting season of the hybrid era

Bottas: ‘Completely false’ to think Mercedes F1 relationship is broken

Valtteri Bottas says it is “completely false” to think his relationship with Mercedes has become broken after his feisty radio message at the Formula 1 French Grand Prix.

Schumacher sitting in a "crooked" position since start of F1 2021

Mick Schumacher has revealed that he has been “sitting in a crooked position” in his Haas Formula 1 car since the beginning of the 2021 season. 

Red Bull Ring gets changes ahead of F1 double header, gravel closer to track

The Red Bull Ring's Turn 6 has been modified ahead of the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix with gravel brought closer to the track edge and sausage kerbs removed.

Verstappen: Past F1 success in Austria no guarantee of 2021 wins

Max Verstappen believes that Red Bull's previous record in Austria acts as no guarantee of success in 2021 as he bids to extend his Formula 1 championship lead.

Brown: Norris "as fast as anyone on the grid" in F1 right now

Zak Brown believes that McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris is “as fast as anyone on the grid” at the moment, acting as a “great bar” for new team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.