Formula 1 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

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2021-07-04
9
Red Bull Ring
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen
lap 62 - 1:6.200
VER

The 2021 Austrian Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The race in Austria was round 9 of 22 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 4 July 2021 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
70.09°F
68%
3.63 mph
84°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:23:54.543 26
2 71 +17.973 18
3 71 +20.019 15
4 71 +46.452 12
5 71 +57.144 10
6 71 +57.915 8
7 71 +1:00.395 6
8 71 +1:01.195 4
9 71 +1:01.844 2
10 70 +1 Lap 1
11 70 +1 Lap 0
12 70 +1 Lap 0
13 70 +1 Lap 0
14 70 +1 Lap 0
15 70 +1 Lap 0
16 70 +1 Lap 0
17 69 Collision 0
18 69 +2 Laps 0
19 69 +2 Laps 0
0 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:3.000
2 Lando Norris McLaren +0.000
3 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.000
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.000
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
6 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.000
7 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.000
8 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.000
9 George Russell Williams +1.000
10 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.000
11 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +1.000
12 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.000
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.000
14 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.000
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.000
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
17 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +2.000
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.000
19 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +2.000
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +2.000

driver positions through the laps

2021 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is the 72nd running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is being contested over twenty-three Grands Prix, which will be held around the world. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the defending World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, having won the titles in 2020.


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Perez and Leclerc were squabbling for eighth place on lap 41 when Perez drove the Ferrari driver towards the outside of turn 4 while the latter was attempting a move around the outside, which put Leclerc into the gravel.<br>Perez was soon hit with a five-second time penalty, but before he could serve it he shoved Leclerc in the gravel again, this time in turn 6, and Perez received another ...

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Lando Norris was hit with a five-second time penalty after he was deemed to have forced Sergio Perez off-track when fighting for position shortly after the safety car restart at the Red Bull Ring.<br>Perez tried passing Norris around the outside at Turn 4, only for Norris to squeeze the Red Bull driver out. It caused Perez to touch the gravel and drop from third to 10th.<br>The penalty was ...

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Vettel qualified eighth on Saturday before dropping back three places on the grid after being penalised for impeding Fernando Alonso at the end of Q2.<br>While Vettel managed to move back up to eighth after the early safety car period, starting on softs meant he was always set for a two-stop strategy that would sacrifice track position later on. Vettel dropped back to 14th after completing his ...

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Verstappen picked up Red Bull’s fifth consecutive victory on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring, extending his lead in the drivers’ championship over Lewis Hamilton to 32 points.<br>Hamilton lost an “easy second” place finish after picking up damage to the rear end of his car, causing him to slip behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Lando Norris to fourth place.<br>While ...

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In an era when the sport has tried to encourage a ‘let them race’ mentality, the sanction given to Norris in particular prompted the biggest debate of all.<br>With the McLaren driver having not made any contact with Perez, and the duel being not much different to similar incidents that escaped sanction in the past, it was no surprise that many were unhappy with the FIA’s heavy-handed ...

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Russell sat 10th entering the closing stages of Sunday’s race at the Red Bull Ring, putting him on the cusp of Williams' first points since the 2019 German GP and his maiden score with the team.<br>But the British driver faced a late attack from Alonso, who recovered from 14th on the grid to enter the fight for 10th with less than 10 laps to go. Russell managed to keep Alonso behind on a number ...

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A Performance Engineer is another role within the engineering department of a Formula 1 team, and they work to ensure that the car is set up to the driver’s liking.<br>To find out more about the role, and how to get into it, we spoke to Edward Regan – the Performance Engineer for Mick Schumacher’s Haas F1 Team car – to find out what the job entails, what qualifications you need to become ...

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The young British driver’s sanction for forcing Sergio Perez wide at the Austrian Grand Prix means he has now totted up 10 penalty points on his licence – with a driver being banned for an event if they get to 12 points over a 12-month period.<br>Although Norris will lose two points prior to the British Grand Prix, taking him back down to eight, McLaren is not happy with the ...

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The second race of Formula 1’s Austria double header proved more eventful than the first - even if the final result bore heavy resemblance to one week earlier.<br>Max Verstappen produced another devastating display at the front, taking his third win on the bounce to extend his drivers’ championship lead and continue to turn the screw on Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton.<br>Mercedes was left unable ...

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Following a summit of major manufacturers – including Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, Audi and Porsche – at last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix to discuss the new rules, an outline concept of what F1 should look at was discussed.<br>And while the specifics will take many months to formulate, Wolff says that F1 is doing the right thing in sticking with turbo hybrid power units that run on fully ...

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Many fans and commentators were unhappy about the way that both Lando Norris and Sergio Perez were handed out punishments for forcing drivers wide as they battled for position at the Red Bull Ring.<br>Norris was deemed to have driven Perez off the track at Turn 4 early in the race, while Perez was involved in a pair of incidents with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc later on.<br>With the sanctions ...

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Verstappen led from the start, as teammate Sergio Perez went off while trying to pass McLaren’s Lando Norris for second at Turn 4 soon after a safety car restart. Norris received a 5s time penalty for the incident.<br>Hamilton took 20 laps to pass Norris for second, by which time Verstappen was 10s ahead. Hamilton then picked up car damage that affected his pace, and was passed by teammate ...

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Hamilton had moved up to second place in the opening stint of the race after starting fourth on the grid, running clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Lando Norris after pitting for the hard tyre.<br>But shortly into the second stint, Mercedes informed Hamilton that he had picked up some damage to the left-rear of his car that was costing him downforce. It caused Hamilton’s ...

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Double-waved yellow flags were brought out on the final lap of the race at the Red Bull Ring after Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel crashed at Turn 5.<br>A number of drivers were summoned by the stewards after the race for allegedly failing to adhere to the double-waved yellows by passing the crash site too quickly.<br>Points finishers Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Charles ...

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Russell delivered Williams' first Q3 appearance in almost three years on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring, and started the race eighth after a grid penalty for Sebastian Vettel.<br>Russell dropped to 12th on the opening lap after being forced to "slam on the brakes to avoid an incident" with Yuki Tsunoda, but remained in contention for points on a one-stop strategy.<br>After moving up to 10th with 20 ...

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Norris was given a five-second penalty and two penalty points on his licence for being deemed to have pushed Sergio Perez off the track in the early stages of the Red Bull Ring race.<br>Those two points take his total up to 10, just two removed from the 12-point threshold which comes with an automatic one-race ban.<br>Fortunately for Norris, two of those points expire on July 10, meaning he will ...

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Norris started a career-best second on the grid in Austria on Sunday, but was hit with a five-second time penalty after the stewards adjudged that he forced Perez off-track early on.<br>Perez tried passing Norris around the outside of turn 4 on lap 4 following an early safety car period, only to be squeezed out on the exit of the corner and end up in the gravel, dropping back as a ...

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Perez tried to go around the outside of Norris at Turn 4 as they battled over second place following the early safety car restart.<br>However, Perez had no room on the exit as the McLaren stuck to the racing line, and the Mexican ran across the kerbs and through the gravel trap, dropping him down the order.<br>The stewards eventually handed Norris a five-second penalty for having forced Perez off ...

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Raikkonen and Vettel crashed at Turn 5 while battling for 12th place on the final lap, causing Vettel's Aston Martin car to spear into the wall on the left-hand side of the track.<br>The incident led to double-waved yellow flags being shown in the crash site on the final lap that many drivers had to pass through en route to the chequered flag.<br>Following a busy afternoon for the stewards, a ...

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Hamilton started fourth for Mercedes at the Red Bull Ring, but managed to move up to second in the first stint after seeing Sergio Perez drop back and then overtaking Lando Norris.<br>But shortly into the second stint, Mercedes informed Hamilton that he had sustained damage to the left-rear of his car, costing him downforce.<br>Mercedes initially told teammate Valtteri Bottas not to race Hamilton ...

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The Dutchman extended his advantage at the head of the F1 drivers’ standings with a crushing win at the Red Bull Ring, leading every lap from pole position.<br>After cruising home 17.9 seconds clear of Mercedes rival Valtteri Bottas, Verstappen had nothing but praise for his Red Bull team and the car it had given him.<br>“Incredible to be honest,” he said. “The car was on rails ...

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Verstappen's advantage was so great that he had enough time to pit for a second time and put the fastest lap bonus point target out of sight for the rest, while Bottas benefitted from being allowed by Hamilton in a Mercedes team order and Norris got by too to claim a podium despite picking up a penalty for an early incident with Sergio Perez.<br>At the start, Norris got a slightly better getaway ...

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Russell qualified ninth at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday – he will start eighth after Sebastian Vettel's grid penalty is applied – after getting through to Q3 for the first time as a Williams driver.<br>The Briton had maintained his record of escaping Q1 at every race so far in 2021 when Williams sent him out for his first run in Q2 on the soft tyres, which the team's head of vehicle ...

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The McLaren driver will join polesitter Max Verstappen on the front row for Sunday's race at the Red Bull Ring, where he has vowed to attack the Red Bull driver if an opportunity presents itself, despite the championship leader being expected to have a significant race pace advantage following his commanding victory in last weekend's Styrian GP, where Norris was fifth.<br>Norris ended up just ...

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Alonso was forced to abandon his last lap in Q2 at the final corner after being blocked by Sebastian Vettel, who had slowed down to prepare for a hot lap.<br>Vettel was at the end of a long queue of cars, and had told his engineer over the radio that it was “carnage” as a number of drivers jumped the line and then slowed again.<br>Vettel received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Alonso ...

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While the general vibe in recent months suggested that Hamilton was keen to race on into the era of the new regulations, there was always some lingering doubt about his longer-term plans.<br>What if he won his eighth title this year and decided that was it? Or would the fight with Red Bull and Max Verstappen take so much out of him that he would opt for a sabbatical?<br>Given that the contractual ...

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While teammate Lando Norris secured a career-best front row start at the Red Bull Ring, Ricciardo endured a more difficult time as he failed to make it out of Q2 and ended up 13th on the grid.<br>Although baffled about the lap time deficit to Norris, Ricciardo reckons that his performance is not a real indicator of the progress he is making with the MCL35M<br>“I wouldn't say it's like a ...

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The Italian team was so keen not to be obliged to start on the soft tyre on Sunday that both drivers focussed their efforts on running the medium tyre in Q2.<br>They ended the session in 11th and 12th places, with Sainz ahead of Leclerc, and thus didn’t make it through. Meanwhile Russell – who followed the same medium tyre strategy with Williams – earned 10th place in Q2, just 0.006s clear ...

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Max Verstappen starts Red Bull's home event from pole position, hoping to extend the team's winning streak to five races.<br>McLaren driver Lando Norris will line up alongside the Dutchman on the front row following an excellent qualifying session, where he ended up just 0.048s off the ultimate pace.<br>Sergio Perez will start third on the grid ahead of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri ...

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Verstappen came out on top after the one-hour qualifying session, with title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes only managing fourth position.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Austrian GP: Verstappen beats Norris to pole, Hamilton fourth<br>Vettel handed three-place F1 grid penalty for Austrian GP<br><br><br>Austrian Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole from ...

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Norris will share the front row with Verstappen for Sunday's second 2021 race at the Red Bull Ring, after they topped qualifying, with the Red Bull driver claiming pole.<br>In last weekend's Styrian GP at the same venue, Norris opted not to defend hard against Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas after starting third, as he was wary of damaging his tyres and therefore falling back to the chasing ...

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Verstappen edged out surprise pole contender Lando Norris by 0.048 seconds in the final stage of qualifying at the Red Bull Ring to grab first place on the grid for Sunday's race.<br>It marked Verstappen's fourth pole of the season, and gives the Dutchman a huge chance to extend his points lead over Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship after the Mercedes driver could only qualify fourth on ...

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Russell finished just eight thousandths of a second shy of a Q3 berth last Saturday at the Red Bull Ring, and was in the hunt for points in the race before a power unit issue forced him to retire.<br>But Russell showed few signs of the setback hurting him as he battled his way into Q3 for the first time in Williams colours, dumping Ferrari's Carlos Sainz out in the final stages of Q2. Russell sat ...

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Alonso was left furious after his final lap in the session was ruined when he came into the last two corners to find Vettel, who was himself trapped behind other cars.<br>Alonso qualified 14th on the grid, having shown good pace earlier in the session.<br>Vettel was about to start his own flying lap and in trying to get out of the way was forced to abort it. However, he still progressed to ...

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Mercedes announced on Saturday that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton had signed a new two-year contract, keeping him with the team until the end of the 2023 season.<br>It leaves one free seat at Mercedes for 2022, with Bottas out of contract and facing competition from Mercedes junior George Russell to be Hamilton's teammate next year. Mercedes has indicated it would look to make a ...

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Alonso was on his final flying lap in Q2 and looked on course to make it in to the top ten positions, before he was held up by a slow Vettel as they ran through the last corner.<br>The Spaniard failed to make it through to Q3, and will now start the race from 14th on the grid.<br>Although Vettel immediately knew he had done wrong and waved to apologise to his Alpine rival, it did not stop the ...

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The Finn and the Spaniard were part of a train of cars ahead of the last runs in Q2 that all slowed up on their out laps at Turn 9 in a bid to create gaps to the cars ahead.<br>Bottas going slowly meant other cars behind him were held up, and that led to Sebastian Vettel being slowed so much he blocked Fernando Alonso's final Q2 effort.<br>Vettel himself has also been summoned for impeding Alonso ...

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Hamilton had hoped to cut the gap to Red Bull after Mercedes was handed a drubbing in last Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix, failing to put up a fight at the front for victory as Hamilton spent every lap of the race in second place.<br>But qualifying for the second race at the Red Bull Ring saw Hamilton struggle to fourth place as Verstappen took his third pole position in a row for Red ...

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Sergio Perez slotted into third, with the Mercedes drivers trailing in fourth and fifth after they were unable to improve on their final Q3 laps.<br>As was the case in last weekend's Styrian GP, Verstappen set pole on his first run in the final part of qualifying – a 1m03.720s.<br>He led the pack for the final fliers but was down throughout the opening two sectors and despite setting a purple ...

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All drivers were allocated two sets of the new tyres to run at any point in all three practice sessions, with some teams choosing to complete their running in FP3 on Saturday.<br>The consensus from drivers was that the new tyre – which was run at 2psi lower than the regular 2021 rears in Austria – had little or no impact on handling, with one calling them "transparent."<br>The concern of teams ...

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