Styrian Grand Prix LIVE: Max Verstappen on pole with Lewis Hamilton second in Austria

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    Styrian Grand Prix: Live race updates

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    Styrian Grand Prix: Starting Grid

    1. Max Verstappen  |  2. Lewis Hamilton

    3. Lando Norris  |  4. Sergio Perez

    5. Valtteri Bottas*  |  6. Pierre Gasly

    7. Charles Leclerc  |  8. Fernando Alonso

    9. Lance Stroll  |  10. George Russell

    11. Yuki Tsunoda**  |  12. Carlos Sainz

    13. Daniel Ricciardo  |  14. Sebastian Vettel

    15. Antonio Giovinazzi  |  16. Nicholas Latifi

    17. Esteban Ocon  |  18. Kimi Raikkonen

    19. Mick Schumacher  |  20. Nikita Mazepin

    *Bottas penalised three grid places for “dangerous driving” during Friday’s free practice.
    **Yuki Tsunoda penalised three grid places for blocking during Saturday’s qualifying session.

    The gripping title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton continues in Austria, with Red Bull looking strong at their home circuit this weekend.

    Verstappen took pole position in Saturday’s qualifying session, with Hamilton only good enough for third-quickest.

    But the Brit received an unexpected bonus with the three-place grid penalty meted out to teammate Valtteri Bottas, who span in the pit lane during free practice earlier in the weekend.

    It meant the Finn was demoted from second on the grid to fifth, as Hamilton was bumped up from Row 2 to the front row, alongside title rival Verstappen.

    It means the scene is perfectly set for a thrilling race at the short, technical Red Bull Ring, where passing opportunities are available around the relatively short lap in Austria.

    The race gets underway at 2:00pm, and we’ll bring you regular updates throughout the Grand Prix. Will there be another twist in the title race, or can Red Bull and Verstappen extend their lead over Hamilton and Mercedes in the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships, respectively? We’ll find out this afternoon!



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