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Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Race: Podium
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Max Verstappen Red Bull
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2
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
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3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
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Red Bull Ring, Spielberg RACE TRACK, 30 Jun 2019
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Max Verstappen
Red Bull
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As it happened: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Mercedes Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019. Image: Peter PARKS / AFP
Mercedes Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (L) leads a pack at the start of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17, 2019. Image: Peter PARKS / AFP
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30 Jun 2019

Max Verstappen retained his victory for Red Bull in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix following a stewards' hearing, which confirmed the result nearly three hours after the race ended.
Max Verstappen retained his victory for Red Bull in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix following a stewards' hearing, which confirmed the result nearly three hours after the race ended.
F1 controversy: 'Mad' Max Verstappen retains his Austrian GP victory

30 Jun 2019

Max Verstappen retained his victory for Red Bull in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix following a stewards' hearing, which confirmed the result nearly three hours after the race ended.The 21-year-old Dutchman won the race after forcing his way past Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in a wheel-bashing passing move two laps from the end of a thrilling race.

30 Jun 2019

Despite a controversial shunt at the end, it's still worth noting that Verstappen overtook the following drivers - Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Leclerc

30 Jun 2019

Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Austrian GP weekend.

30 Jun 2019

Red Bull's Max Verstappen grabbed an epic victory at the Austrian GP with an incredible wheel-to-wheel battle with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen grabbed an epic victory at the Austrian GP with an incredible wheel-to-wheel battle with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
What a race! 'Mad' Max Verstappen triumphs with controversial wheel-to-wheel battle at incredible Austrian GP

30 Jun 2019

Stewards looking at the incident between Leclerc and Verstappen.

30 Jun 2019

And he has done it! Max Verstappen wins a hard-fought victory in Austria

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc - "What the hell was that?!" expressing his displeasure as he bangs wheels with Versatppen.

30 Jun 2019

Max Verstappen leads the Austrian GP!

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc doing everything he can to fend off Verstappen as the pair go wheel-to-wheel during the final laps of the race.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc's lead cut down to 1.2seconds to Verstappen. Can the Ferrari rookie hold on?

30 Jun 2019

The Ferrari of Leclerc continues to show incredible pace - leads Verstappen by more than 4 seconds. It has been the youngest front row in F1's history.

30 Jun 2019

Lap 60/71 Leclerc, Verstappen, Bottas, Hamilton - Verstappen chasing race-leader Leclerc (4seconds ahead) as we head into the final 11 laps of an incredible race. Bottas is in 3rd place with Hamilton trailing far behind in 4th.

30 Jun 2019

It's game on for Verstappen as he closes on Leclerc - 5seconds ahead. 

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen manages to clear Bottas to grab 2nd place!!!

30 Jun 2019

oh no, Verstappen says he is "losing power".

30 Jun 2019

Lap 55 Leclerc, Bottas, Verstappen, Hamilton - Leclerc continues to hold on with Bottas 4s behind. Verstappen grabbed 3rd place from Vettel and closing on Bottas. Hamilton is 14s behind the race-leader in 4th place. Incredible. 

30 Jun 2019

Vettel pits for a second time after being overtaken.

30 Jun 2019

Well done Verstappen, manages to pass Vettel for 3rd place on lap 50!

30 Jun 2019

Wow, what a push by Verstappen, seeing a podium in sight if he can just pass Vettel.

30 Jun 2019

Lap 46/71 Leclerc, Bottas, Vettel, Verstappen, Hamilton - Rookie Charles Leclerc looks to be in command, 2.6s ahead of Bottas. Ferrari's Vettel suffered a disastrous pit stop but has done well to grab 3rd place and is gaining on Bottas who is 1s ahead.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:08.019
1:22:01.822
1
2
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:09.147
2.724
1
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:09.699
18.960
1
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:08.513
19.610
2
5
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:10.417
22.805
1
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:11.051
1 LAP
1
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:09.629
1 LAP
1
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:10.552
1 LAP
1
9
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:12.164
1 LAP
1
10
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:10.669
1 LAP
1
11
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:09.917
1 LAP
1
12
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:08.737
1 LAP
1
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:10.999
1 LAP
1
14
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:10.923
1 LAP
1
15
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:11.865
1 LAP
1
16
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:09.005
1 LAP
1
17
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:10.780
1 LAP
1
18
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:10.605
2 LAPS
1
19
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:08.903
2 LAPS
3
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:11.345
3 LAPS
1

30 Jun 2019

Anyway, keep an eye out to see the result of the investigation. Next up is Silverstone in two weeks, and if it's even half as good as today, I'll be a happy man indeed. See you then.

30 Jun 2019

Well, what a race that was. An unbelievable drive from Verstappen gives him his second, and very much deserved, win at the Red Bull Ring. Lets just hope that FIA don't ruin the best race of the season and dampen the mood at Austria. Just to be clear, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the move.

30 Jun 2019

The remaining order was: PER, RIC, HUL, STR, ALB, GRO, KVY, RUS, MAG, KUB.

30 Jun 2019

A good day too for Alfa Romeo, with Raikkonen and Giovinazzi P9 and P10.

30 Jun 2019

An even more impressive drive from Sainz, who gained 11 places to get a decent haul of points.

30 Jun 2019

Lando Norris put in an excellent drive to get P6. The same can't be said for Gasly, who finished P7 and was lapped by his team-mate.

30 Jun 2019

Bottas just about holds Vettel to get P3, while Hamilton is some way off in P5.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc finishes in P2, with the move Verstappen pulled on him under investigation. Come on stewards, don't be stupid...

30 Jun 2019

And Max Verstappen wins the Austrian Grand Prix!

30 Jun 2019

And Vettel passes Hamilton, F1 is great, eh?

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen takes the lead! He dives down the inside and battles his way past!

30 Jun 2019

Incredible racing by the two youngsters! Verstappen gets his nose ahead but Leclerc comes back at him!

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc survives the attacks this lap, but it's looking inevitable now...

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc tells his engineer to leave him alone.

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen has DRS now, with Leclerc in a Red Bull sandwich...

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc coming up to lap Gasly. Come on Pierre, do something for your team, for once.

30 Jun 2019

You know what I said on Lap 40? Well, yeah, you can get your hopes up now, Dutchies. Gap is down to three seconds.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc leads Verstappen by 3.8 seconds.

30 Jun 2019

Sainz is catching Gasly rapidly now, in a McLaren, having started from the back. A weekly reminder that Red Bull chose the latter to fill their vacant seat over the Spaniard.

30 Jun 2019

Isn't it nice to have a race like this? Come on Ferrari and Red Bull, compete like this every race, please.

30 Jun 2019

He's five seconds off Leclerc with 15 laps to go.

30 Jun 2019

Well, it seems to have been fixed, as he takes Bottas on the inside of Turn 2!

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen reporting a loss of power, oh no...

30 Jun 2019

Shout-out to Carlos Sainz, who started at the back of the grid but is now in P9 and chasing Raikkonen.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel pits for soft tyres, so Ferrari are gambling in case the hard tyres of the other guys lose grip. He'll now chase down Hamilton.

30 Jun 2019

Next up is Bottas, two seconds up the road.

30 Jun 2019

He gets Vettel on the outside of Turn 4 and the crowd goes wild!

30 Jun 2019

And again... The Ferrari's straight line speed is making life difficult for Verstappen.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel fights off the first round of attacks.

30 Jun 2019

DRS for the Dutchman now...

30 Jun 2019

He's now set the fastest lap, and will soon be in Vettel's mirrors.

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen now just 2.2 seconds off Vettel.

30 Jun 2019

Further back, Norris is being held up by Ricciardo, who has yet to pit, and is now under pressure from Pierre Gasly.

30 Jun 2019

Worth noting that of the top four, Verstappen has the freshest tyres by far. I don't want to get the many Dutch fans hopes up, but...

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc meanwhile is quicker than the lot of them, opening up a five second gap of his own.

30 Jun 2019

So, we have Vettel trying to close a five second gap to Bottas, and Verstappen trying to close a three second gap to Vettel. This will be fun.

30 Jun 2019

The Dutchman does indeed. It's all gone wrong for Hamilton. Still, he was due some bad luck...

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton now seven seconds behind Vettel, and Verstappen should come out in front of the Brit when he pits.

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton pits and changes his wing, meaning he comes out behind Vettel! And by quite a bit too.

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton losing almost a second a lap now, and will be coming in soon.

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton has lost a lot of pace, and thinks it may be down to a damaged front wing.

30 Jun 2019

Norris and Gasly both pit, with Raikkonen ending up between them again.

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton says his tyres are still good, and is pushing to try and get the overcut on his team-mate.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel has come out in traffic, behind Raikkonen and Norris. That looks like a terrible call by Ferrari.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc pits next, also onto the hard tyre.

30 Jun 2019

Bottas and Vettel both pit, and Ferrari aren't ready for Vettel - he's kept waiting for 6.1 seconds.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel now just two seconds behind Hamilton...

30 Jun 2019

Vettel and Leclerc trading fastest laps now, far far quicker than Bottas and Hamilton.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel told to push hard, which he seems capable of doing on 18 lap old soft tyres. Have Ferrari nailed their strategy for once?

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen sets the fastest lap. He's four and a half seconds behind Vettel.

30 Jun 2019

Things get better and better for Haas, as Magnussen has a drive-through penalty for not being in the correct position on the starting grid.

30 Jun 2019

Norris has moved up to P6 thanks to a great move on Raikkonen.

30 Jun 2019

The soft tyres seem to be holding up extremely well for the Ferraris, and are still as quick as the mediums, 13 laps in.

30 Jun 2019

A moments thought for Grosjean and Magnussen, who's cars are once again failing to warm up the tyres at all. The former said on the radio that it feels like it's raining, so bad is the grip. The pair are currently P17 and P15.

30 Jun 2019

The Dutchman does the exact same thing again to move past Kimi and into P5.

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen meanwhile has passed Norris at Turn 3.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel has now got Kimi for P4, what a start for the German.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc is flying at the front, and is already 2.4s clear.

30 Jun 2019

Vettel takes Norris on the inside of Turn 3 and moves up to P5.

30 Jun 2019

Leclerc leads Bottas and Hamilton, while Raikkonen is P4, Norris P5 and Vettel P6, being chased by Verstappen.

30 Jun 2019

And we're off! Leclerc gets away excellently, but Verstappen bogs down and loses out to a huge number of cars!

30 Jun 2019

Here we go then. Can Ferrari make their tyres last? Can Verstappen take his second consecutive victory here? Or will Mercedes continue their dominance? Let's find out...

30 Jun 2019

Verstappen: "I don't know if we can win today, we haven't done a long run on the mediums, but we'll find out during the race..."

30 Jun 2019

Austria, the home of so many world famous composers, have chosen to have a rock band perform the anthem, which is, different, to say the least...

30 Jun 2019

The drivers are heading to the front for the national anthem, with Albon complaining that his feet are "on fire". Yup, it's really, really, hot.

30 Jun 2019

Binotto, Ferrari's team principal, believes the soft tyre is the best strategy and will give them a considerable advantage in the first few laps.

30 Jun 2019

In terms of strategy today, the Ferraris are the only drivers in the top three teams starting on the soft tyre. Assuming it's a one stop race, they'll be pitting earlier and will have to go longer on their second stint, which, um, doesn't sound great... Hopefully the soft proves durable, eh?

30 Jun 2019

The front row today is the youngest ever in F1, and something tells me we'll be seeing that combination there for many years to come yet.

30 Jun 2019

The cars are beginning to make their way round the track. Just over half an hour until lights out.

30 Jun 2019

It's been a scorching weekend here, and the heatwave continues today. Air temperatures will be sat at around 35'C for the race, while track temperatures will exceed 50'C.

30 Jun 2019

The rest of grid is: GRO, RIC, PER, STR, HUL, KVY, KUB, SAI, ALB, RUS (pit-lane)

30 Jun 2019

Magnussen completes the top ten after an excellent Saturday performance where he finished P5, but has a five-place gird penalty for changing his gearbox.

30 Jun 2019

P8 is Pierre Gasly, who's days at Red Bull are surely numbered unless he gets a great result today. To make matter worse, he has Sebastian Vettel right behind him, after an issue meant the German couldn't run in Q3.

30 Jun 2019

Norris starts P5 instead, ahead of the Alfa Romeos of Raikkonen and Giovinazzi.

30 Jun 2019

In all seriousness, the FIA have explained that Hamilton starts P4 as Magnussen dropped down from P5 due to his own grid penalty, and therefore left a space that Hamilton filled rather than Norris. Get it? Nope, me neither. Anyway, the Brit starts just behind his team-mate, Bottas.

30 Jun 2019

Hamilton was handed a three-place grid penalty for blocking Raikkonen in Q1, and thus starts P4, because 2 + 3 = 4. No, hold on a second, that's not right...

30 Jun 2019

Charles Leclerc stormed to pole without a real challenge, and will start just ahead of Max Verstappen who moves up to the front row thanks to a grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton.

30 Jun 2019

It's not often we've been able to say this this season, but we should be in for one hell of a race this afternoon after how the grid shaped us yesterday.

30 Jun 2019

Hello and welcome to round nine of the 2019 World Championship: the Austrian Grand Prix. It promises to be a cracker! We have lights out at 15:10 local time.
Qualifying 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:03.807
0
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:03.818
0.011
0
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:04.084
0.277
0
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:04.138
0.331
0
5
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:04.340
0.533
0
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:04.361
0.554
0
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:04.412
0.605
0
8
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.450
0.643
0
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:04.453
0.646
0
10
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:04.552
0.745
0
11
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.615
0.808
0
12
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:04.647
0.840
0
13
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:04.708
0.901
0
14
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:04.733
0.926
0
15
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:04.778
0.971
0
16
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:04.789
0.982
0
17
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:04.832
1.025
0
18
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:05.324
1.517
0
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:05.904
2.097
0
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:06.206
2.399
0

29 Jun 2019

So, the drivers out are PER, STR, KVY, RUS AND KUB. Verstappen tops the session ahead of Hamilton and Bottas who found pace in their last laps.

29 Jun 2019

Stroll sent back down to P17, but Perez can only go P16. Both are out.

29 Jun 2019

Stroll moves above his team-mate to P15.

29 Jun 2019

One minute to go. Drop zone is still the same.

29 Jun 2019

Bottas and Hamilton have both been told to rush back to the pits. It hasn't been a great session by their standards, and they may well need to go out again as times come tumbling down.

29 Jun 2019

Verstappen splits the Ferraris, but he is on the quicker tyre compound.

29 Jun 2019

Leclerc goes quicker with a 1:04.138 and Vettel follows to go P2, 0.202s slower.

29 Jun 2019

He goes P3, behind Leclerc and Gasly. With all drivers on the board, the bottom five are the Williams cars, Stroll, Kvyat and Kimi.

29 Jun 2019

Max Verstappen the last driver to set a time, but is on a flying lap now.

29 Jun 2019

Leclerc puts in a 1:04.304 on the mediums, which will most likely put him through to Q2.

29 Jun 2019

Raikkonen complaining about Hamilton blocking him. Alfa Romeo will report it to the stewards.

29 Jun 2019

Top is Giovinazzi who does a 1:05.027, 0.284s quicker than team-mate Raikkonen.

29 Jun 2019

Just a reminder - Alex Albon and Carlos Sainz will be starting from the back due to grid penalties, while Magnussen and Hulkenberg will be demoted five places each.

29 Jun 2019

Here we go then - qualifying is underway. Robert Kubica is the first man out.

29 Jun 2019

As expected, temperatures have risen since FP3, with air temperatures reaching 30'C and track temperatures set to exceed 50'C.

29 Jun 2019

Elsewhere, McLaren looked extremely strong. Sainz may have a grid penalty, but don't be at all surprised if Norris manages to split the Red Bulls.

29 Jun 2019

FP3 ended with Charles Leclerc fastest, ahead of Hamilton and Bottas. Let's not too carried away though, Mercedes often like to hold back a bit in practice, just to give us some false promise...

29 Jun 2019

Hello and welcome back to the Red Bull for qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix! All times are local.
Qualifying 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:03.378
0
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:03.667
0.289
0
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:03.803
0.425
0
4
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:03.835
0.457
0
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:03.863
0.485
0
6
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:03.988
0.610
0
7
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.056
0.678
0
8
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.194
0.816
0
9
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:04.211
0.833
0
10
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:04.466
1.088
0
11
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:04.490
1.112
0
12
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:04.516
1.138
0
13
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:04.665
1.287
0
14
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:04.790
1.412
0
15
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:13.601
10.223
0

29 Jun 2019

The drivers knocked out are GRO, HUL, ALB, RIC and SAI.

29 Jun 2019

Alfa Romeo go P7 and P8, as Ricciardo fails to improve.

29 Jun 2019

Hulkenberg and Albon out.

29 Jun 2019

Magnussen locks up and ruins his and Norris' laps, meaning neither will set another time.

29 Jun 2019

Hamilton whinging and swearing on the radio, as per. He's very upset that nobody is giving him a slipstream.

29 Jun 2019

Teams will have to start the race on the tyre they go fastest on in this session, so presumably, Ferrari intend to start tomorrow on the softs, unlike their rivals.

29 Jun 2019

Five minutes to go, and the bottom five are HUL, ALB, GRO, RIC and SAI.

29 Jun 2019

Grosjean has damaged his front wing on the kerbs and is having it changed.

29 Jun 2019

But is quickly demoted by the Ferraris.

29 Jun 2019

Verstappen goes purple with a 1:03.835, over a tenth quicker than Bottas.

29 Jun 2019

Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen are on medium tyres, while the Ferraris are on the softs.

29 Jun 2019

The Silver Arrows are the first cars out for Q2, followed by the Ferraris and Verstappen.
Qualifying 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:03.003
0
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:03.262
0.259
0
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:03.439
0.436
0
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:03.537
0.534
0
5
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:04.072
1.069
0
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:04.099
1.096
0
7
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.166
1.163
0
8
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:04.179
1.176
0
9
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:04.199
1.196
0
10
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
0

29 Jun 2019

Well, with that grid, tomorrow could well be one hell of a race. The race starts at 15:10 local time, with our coverage beginning an hour before. See you there!

29 Jun 2019

The full grid, with penalties applied, is: LEC, HAM, VER, BOT, NOR, RAI, GIO, GAS, VET, MAG, GRO, RIC, PER, STR, HUL, KVY, RUS, KUB, SAI, ALB.

29 Jun 2019

Behind the top four, just a tenth separated the next five cars, with Magnussen coming out on top, ahead of Norris, Raikkonen, Giovinazzi and Gasly. Yet another poor day for the Red Bull man.

29 Jun 2019

Hamilton managed to get himself up to P2, ahead of Verstappen and Bottas. Hamilton though may well get a penalty for blocking Raikkonen in Q1.

29 Jun 2019

Charles Leclerc takes pole position!

29 Jun 2019

Cars coming out for their final run.

29 Jun 2019

Gasly is currently P5, ahead of Kimi, Giovinazzi, Norris and Magnussen.

29 Jun 2019

Vettel is out of qualifying! The German gets out of his car due to an issue thus far unknown to us. Pole is Leclerc's for the taking.

29 Jun 2019

Verstappen goes into P3 ahead of Hamilton.

29 Jun 2019

Hamilton does a 1:03.900, Bottas a 1:03.559 and Leclerc a 1:03.208. Screw it guys, get your hopes up.

29 Jun 2019

First time is set by Raikkonen, who does a 1:04.734.

29 Jun 2019

Green lights for Q3, and immediately there is drama in the shape of Vettel's car, as the German seemingly has an issue.
Practice 1
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:04.838
0
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:04.982
0.144
0
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:04.999
0.161
0
4
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:05.141
0.303
0
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:05.260
0.422
0
6
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:05.378
0.540
0
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:05.502
0.664
0
8
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:05.846
1.008
0
9
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:05.876
1.038
0
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:06.125
1.287
0
11
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:06.135
1.297
0
12
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:06.272
1.434
0
13
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:06.285
1.447
0
14
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:06.383
1.545
0
15
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:06.457
1.619
0
16
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:06.708
1.870
0
17
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:06.729
1.891
0
18
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:06.756
1.918
0
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:06.805
1.967
0
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:07.665
2.827
0

28 Jun 2019

It ends with Hamilton top, just over a tenth clear of Vettel and Bottas. Join us here in a couple of hours for FP2.

28 Jun 2019

Said wing, which came off at Turn 9 due to a kerb, has caused a red flag, bringing an end to the session.

28 Jun 2019

Less than five minutes to go now, and there's a huge piece of front wing lying around, courtesy of Hulkenberg.

28 Jun 2019

Turn 1 has claimed a large number of victims today, with Verstappen the latest to go wide and over the kerb.

28 Jun 2019

Vettel, on the supposedly slower medium tyre, splits the Mercedes' and goes into P2.

28 Jun 2019

Hamilton goes P1 with a 1:04.838, just over a tenth quicker than Bottas.

28 Jun 2019

Bottas is quickest at the moment, but he's made a fair few mistakes in this session, going wide at various corners, and has said he's struggling with the brakes.

28 Jun 2019

Aaaaaaand we have our customary Hamilton moan, earlier than expected. "I have no front end", the Brit says in a grumpy voice. I can confirm he does have a front end.

28 Jun 2019

Cars are back out and Bottas has gone fastest, setting a 1:05.299 on the soft tyre.

28 Jun 2019

Quite literally nothing happening at the moment, so maybe just admire the beautiful Austrian scenery for a few minutes? If you're not watching the tele, just try to picture it. Think Sound of Music with a race track cutting through it.

28 Jun 2019

The ten right now consist of the big three teams, Renault and McLaren. The latter two seem to have truly solidified their places at the top of the midfield recently.

28 Jun 2019

Less than an hour to go here, with Hamilton splitting the two Red Bulls at the top. He is on the soft tyre, while the Red Bull drivers are on mediums.

28 Jun 2019

Ferrari are taking the floor off of Vettel's car, and will apparently be fitting a brand new one for this weekend.

28 Jun 2019

Verstappen, at his unofficial home Grand Prix, goes P1 with a 1:06.100. He won here last year - can he the same on Sunday?.. No. Sorry.

28 Jun 2019

The Mercedes cars are finally out on track, with Bottas doing his out lap and Hamilton setting a 1:06.516.

28 Jun 2019

Magnussen goes wide at Turn 1 and isn't too far off hitting the barriers...

28 Jun 2019

The Haas boys are the latest to set times, slotting in between the two McLarens.

28 Jun 2019

Both Ferraris have now set times, with Leclerc in P1 with a 1:06.169 and Vettel in P3, half a second slower. Both are on the soft tyres.

28 Jun 2019

Pierre Gasly, who is under *serious* pressure at Red Bull these days, goes quickest with a 1:07.285.

28 Jun 2019

Sainz sets the first time of the day, doing a 1:14.185.

28 Jun 2019

The session is underway, with Verstappen the first man out.

28 Jun 2019

Valtteri Bottas meanwhile is having to change his old engine this morning due to some issues with the one fitted. He won't be out on track for a fair while in FP1.

28 Jun 2019

News just in that Carlos Sainz will be running the upgraded engine this weekend, and will, therefore, be the third driver to start from the back of the grid.

28 Jun 2019

The track temperature meanwhile is a cool 44'C. Anyone want to fry some eggs on the pit straight?

28 Jun 2019

As a heatwave continues to sweep over Europe, it's set to be a scorching weekend here in Spielberg, with temperatures staying around 30'C each day.

28 Jun 2019

Two drivers will definitely be starting from the back of the grid on Sunday - Nico Hulkenberg and Alex Albon. Both drivers will be taking new engines this weekend and thus the penalties that come with them.

28 Jun 2019

The F1 circus heads to Austria on the back of yet another Mercedes 1-2, as Hamilton eased to victory ahead of Bottas at Paul-Ricard.

28 Jun 2019

Good morning and welcome to F1's first double-header of 2019 as the Austrian Grand Prix follows immediately after France. All times are local.
Practice 2
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:05.086
0
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:05.417
0.331
0
3
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:05.487
0.401
0
4
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:05.529
0.443
0
5
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:05.545
0.459
0
6
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:05.701
0.615
0
7
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:05.728
0.642
0
8
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:05.871
0.785
0
9
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:05.879
0.793
0
10
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:05.952
0.866
0
11
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:05.960
0.874
0
12
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:05.964
0.878
0
13
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:06.064
0.978
0
14
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:06.119
1.033
0
15
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:06.148
1.062
0
16
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:06.249
1.163
0
17
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:06.418
1.332
0
18
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:06.829
1.743
0
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:07.217
2.131
0
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:08.508
3.422
0

28 Jun 2019

Presumably, we'll find out more tomorrow in FP3, which we'll begin to cover at 11:30 local time. See you there.

28 Jun 2019

Well, in a session most notable for the crashes, Leclerc sets the fastest lap, ahead of Bottas and Gasly. It's fair to say not much can be read into the results in terms of qualifying pace...

28 Jun 2019

The chequered flag is waving.

28 Jun 2019

The drivers have all been doing race simulations for the last half an hour or so, and comparing Hamilton and Leclerc, the only remaining drivers of their respective teams, Hamilton is just under a second quicker on average.

28 Jun 2019

Sainz has gone off into the gravel at Turn 6. No harm done though, as he makes the escape road.

28 Jun 2019

The Sky commentators have been talking about the new F1 2019 video game for the last ten minutes, which says a lot about how much is going on on track. In all fairness, said game is downloading upstairs as we speak, so who am I to judge?

28 Jun 2019

Due to all the incidents, no teams have managed to run qualifying situations, so we really are going into tomorrow blind - anything could happen! Well, asides from at the front. Mercedes will obviously be quickest.

28 Jun 2019

Anyway, back to lap times. Leclerc is P1, having done a 1:05.086. Expect times to drop now, assuming we actually have a clean 30 minutes or so.

28 Jun 2019

Having three drivers from the three top teams make such errors is strange, to say the least. Is the wind playing havoc?

28 Jun 2019

Well, we were quite literally inches away from yet another red flag, this time courtesy of Vettel. The German did almost exactly the same as Verstappen, but *just* managed to stop the car before the barriers.

28 Jun 2019

Here we go again. We're back up and running, hopefully for a bit longer this time.

28 Jun 2019

Well, you know what they say, crashes are like London buses - you wait all day for one and then two come within seconds of each other.

28 Jun 2019

The Finn lost the rear and went through the gravel into the barrier nose first, taking his wheels and wing off in the process.

28 Jun 2019

For quite literally one minute. Red Flags are waving again, this time due to a heavy crash for Bottas at Turn 6.

28 Jun 2019

The session is back underway.

28 Jun 2019

The top three at the moment are Hamilton, Bottas and Sainz, with the Silver Arrows on the softs and Sainz on the mediums. It's looking set to be another good weekend for McLaren.

28 Jun 2019

The Dutchman lost the rear and sent it into the barriers, destroying the right rear wheel and the wing. On the bright side, the front of the car looks undamaged.

28 Jun 2019

We have a red flag! It's waved due to Max Verstappen going off and crashing into the barriers at the final corner. That'll be his session over.

28 Jun 2019

Cars are beginning to come out on the soft tyres to do qualifying simulations.

28 Jun 2019

Half an hour has gone and the Mercedes cars are P1 and P2, with Bottas leading them with a time of 1:05.417.

28 Jun 2019

It's nothing compared to Pierre Gasly though who goes deep into the gravel at Turn 4. Luckily, the Frenchman made it to the escape road.

28 Jun 2019

Both Mercedes cars meanwhile have gone rather wide at the final corner.

28 Jun 2019

The big three are now out on track, and it's Leclerc who goes to top first on a 1:05.558.

28 Jun 2019

First debris of the session is courtesy of Lance Stroll who has hit those pesky yellow kerbs at the final corner.

28 Jun 2019

Just the midfield runners out at the moment, with Grosjean now leading on a 1:06.613. He's on the medium tyre, which has looked to have good pace so far this weekend.

28 Jun 2019

Albon goes fastest on the soft tyre with a time 1:07.019.

28 Jun 2019

We have green lights, and the two Haas cars are the first ones out.

28 Jun 2019

Temperatures have only risen since this morning, with air temperatures exceeding 30'C and track temperatures nearing 50'C. So in short, not a good day for a drivers drinks system to break.

28 Jun 2019

The session was brought to an end five minutes early after Hulkenberg damaged his wing on one of the many kerbs at the track which are proving problematic for a few drivers.

28 Jun 2019

FP2 saw Hamilton go quickest with a 1:04.838, ahead of Vettel and Bottas by just over a tenth of a second.

28 Jun 2019

Hello and welcome back to Austria for coverage of FP2 of the Austrian Grand Prix. All times are local.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Pits
1
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
1:03.987
0
2
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:04.130
0.143
0
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:04.221
0.234
0
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:04.250
0.263
0
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:04.446
0.459
0
6
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:04.986
0.999
0
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
1:05.152
1.165
0
8
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
1:05.219
1.232
0
9
Nationality
Antonio Giovin...
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:05.336
1.349
0
10
Nationality
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
1:05.391
1.404
0
11
Nationality
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
1:05.481
1.494
0
12
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:05.514
1.527
0
13
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
1:05.514
1.527
0
14
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
1:05.523
1.536
0
15
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:05.620
1.633
0
16
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
1:05.650
1.663
0
17
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
1:05.878
1.891
0
18
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:06.017
2.030
0
19
Nationality
George Russell
Williams
1:06.676
2.689
0
20
Nationality
Robert Kubica
Williams
1:07.484
3.497
0

29 Jun 2019

Well, a much less eventful practice session, and a much more useful one for the teams. It ends with Leclerc in P1 ahead of the Mercedes drivers. Can Ferrari maintain their advantage in qualifying? Probably not, but join us in two hours to find out.

29 Jun 2019

The chequered flag is out.

29 Jun 2019

There is absolutely nothing to choose between Gasly and the two McLarens. Red Bull will be thanking their lucky stars that Sainz has a grid penalty.

29 Jun 2019

Leclerc goes even quicker and does a 1:03.987. Don't do that Ferrari. Don't give us hope.

29 Jun 2019

Leclerc takes back top spot with a 1:04:120, and Hamilton quickly puts in his best lap to go 0.10s behind the Monegasque.

29 Jun 2019

Gasly finally puts a lap in, and it puts him in P8, behind the McLarens.

29 Jun 2019

Bottas goes top with a 1:04.221.

29 Jun 2019

Norris is currently the best of the rest, sitting in P6 on the medium tyre.

29 Jun 2019

Currently less than half a tenth between Bottas, Vettel and Verstappen. Wouldn't it be nice if qualifying was like this?

29 Jun 2019

Leclerc goes even quicker with a 1:04.275, which is a rather good lap indeed.

29 Jun 2019

Gasly reporting a loss of power. Things just keep getting better for the Frenchman... On the bright side, he did make it back to the pits.

29 Jun 2019

The Ferraris respond with a 1:04.826 by Leclerc and a 1:05.103 by Vettel.

29 Jun 2019

Bottas does a 1:05.510 on the soft tyre to go top.

29 Jun 2019

Times are starting to come in, with Albon currently top with a 1:06.175.

29 Jun 2019

And we're underway. Antonio Giovinazzi is the first car out.

29 Jun 2019

The track temperature is a brisk 47'C. Green lights are imminent.

29 Jun 2019

It's another hot day here in Spielberg, but slightly cooler than yesterday. The temperature is currently 22'C and is set to rise to 28'C for qualifying this afternoon.

29 Jun 2019

All of this means that we're effectively going into today blind when it comes to figuring out a pecking order, as very few drivers managed to put together qualifying runs amid all the red flags. Expect that to change this morning.

29 Jun 2019

Yesterday was the Formula 1 equivalent of the "game of two halves" cliche. FP1 was business as usual before drivers suddenly became magnetised to the barriers in FP2. Verstappen and Bottas both damaged their cars pretty severely in their respective crashes, while Vettel was inches away from doing the same.

29 Jun 2019

Hello and welcome back to the Red Bull Ring for qualifying day. But before we get to that, there is a final hour of practice left to tweak and fine tune. All times are local and FP3 will get the green light in 30 minutes.
Austrian Grand Prix
Race Track
Race Date:

30 Jun

No of Laps:
71
Length:
4.326 km
Lap Record:
Michael Schumacher (2003) - 1:08.337
Starting Grid
#
Team/Driver
1
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
2
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
3
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
4
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
5
Lando Norris
McLaren
6
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing
7
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing
8
Pierre Gasly
Red Bull
9
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
10
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
11
Romain Grosjean
Haas
12
Daniel Ricciardo
Renault
13
Sergio Perez
Racing Point
14
Lance Stroll
Racing Point
15
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
16
Daniil Kvyat
Toro Rosso
17
Robert Kubica
Williams
18
George Russell
Williams
19
Carlos Sainz
McLaren
20
Alex Albon
Toro Rosso
Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

06 Dec

Bahrain (Sakhir) Grand ...

07:10 PM

13 Dec

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

03:10 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
332
2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
201
3
Max Verstappen Red Bull
189
4
Daniel Ricciardo Renault
102
5
Sergio Perez Racing Point
100
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
533
2
Red Bull
274
3
McLaren
171
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

02 Aug

British Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Charles Leclerc

09 Aug

British (Anniversar...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Valtteri Bottas