F1 Styrian GP Live Updates - Race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Hamilton controls the race from the front, beating Mercedes team-mate Bottas by 13.7s|
|Verstappen loses second late on|
|Norris gains three places in final two laps after Perez damages front-wing on Albon|
|Leclerc hits Ferrari team-mate Vettel at Turn 3 on lap one, forcing both cars out|
10:03 And that's it from us! Thanks for joining us this weekend - we'll be back in a few days' time for the Hungarian GP.
10:03 And here's the report from another great race in Austria:
09:52 And so, endeth our two races at the Red Bull Ring. Disappointing that we won't get another one until next year, we hope. The call of Hungary beckons next week.
The trophy robots, when they're not at work
09:47 Watch out for the trophy robots, people.
09:46 Championship top 3: 1. Bottas, 2. Hamilton, 3. Norris.
09:45 "I tried but we are just a bit too slow," says Verstappen. "When Valtteri tried to pass I tried to make it difficult but I knew he'd get by one lap later. A podium is good, but still a lot of work to do."
09:44 "From my side, starting fourth, today was damage limitation" says Bottas. "It was a good battle with [Max], I had quite a bit more pace after extending the first stint."
09:43 "It feels like a long time coming," Hamilton admits. "I love back to backs! Let's go back to back all year long!"
09:41 A lot of battles in the midfield, we barely saw the top three all day! Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen the order on the podium.
09:41 Behind that dramatic finish, Sainz duly held on to the fastest lap in P9 with Kvyat rounding out the points in the AlphaTauri. Raikkonen had too much to do in P11 while both Haas drivers got ahead of Giovinazzi who dropped to P14. Gasly came home in P15 in front of Russell and Latifi to round out the finishers.
09:39 "It looked an easy ride for you there mate," Pete Bonnington says to our winner Hamilton. No denying that, he was unrivalled today.
09:38 Perez pipped Stroll and Ricciardo at the line there! Fractions in it.
09:38 Phwoar, that was a breathtaking finish! We need a moment to process that...
09:38 Norris takes fifth at the final corner! Perez's broken front wing counted against him, and Norris managed to take both Racing Points on the last lap!
09:37 Bottas comes home second, 13.7s down on Hamilton, as Verstappen completes the podium.