Max Verstappen claimed his fourth victory of the season, at the Styrian Grand Prix.

Following on from his win in the French Grand Prix, Verstappen led away from pole position at a dry Red Bull Ring, leading every lap of the race to claim his 14th career win, and his third at his team’s Red Bull Ring home track.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez passed the McLaren of Lando Norris for third after 10 laps but lost his podium spot to Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas during the pitstop sequence, when his left-rear tyre took too long to remove. Perez switched to a two-stop, in a bid to get the place back, but he had to settle for fourth.

McLaren’s Lando Norris clinched fifth place and is keeping the pressure on Perez (96) in terms of points (86). Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished sixth and seventh respectively. Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll took eighth place.

Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) rounded out the top 10 finishers. George Russell ran as high as eighth for Williams until he endured multiple pitstops as the team had to refill his pneumatic system. He was forced out just after half distance.

Verstappen eases to Styrian Grand Prix victory over title rival Hamilton



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