|1||MAX VERSTAPPEN||RED BULL RACING HONDA||1:23:54.543||26|
|3||LANDO NORRIS||MCLAREN MERCEDES||+20.019s||15|
|6||SERGIO PEREZ||RED BULL RACING HONDA||+57.144s||8|
|7||DANIEL RICCIARDO||MCLAREN MERCEDES||+60.395s||6|
|9||PIERRE GASLY||ALPHATAURI HONDA||+61.844s||2|
|10||FERNANDO ALONSO||ALPINE RENAULT||+1 LAP||1|
|11||GEORGE RUSSELL||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||+1 LAP||0|
|12||YUKI TSUNODA||ALPHATAURI HONDA||+1 LAP||0|
|13||LANCE STROLL||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||+1 LAP||0|
|14||ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||+1 LAP||0|
|15||NICHOLAS LATIFI||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||+1 LAP||0|
|16||KIMI RAIKKONEN||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||+1 LAPS||0|
|17||SEBASTIAN VETTEL||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||DNF||0|
|18||MICK SCHUMACHER||HAAS FERRARI||+2 LAPS||0|
|19||NIKITA MAZEPIN||HAAS FERRARI||+2 LAPS||0|
|NC||ESTEBAN OCON||ALPINE RENAULT||DNF||0|
For the second week in a row, current World Drivers’ Championship leader Max Verstappen led the race from finish to start around the Red Bull Ring to take another victory and extend his lead over his championship rival Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen, who secured his third consecutive pole on Saturday, was able to cruise into victory without any real challenge from behind, unlike last week. He had a 17-sec gap even after a tyre change ten laps before the end of the race to capture the fastest lap and the extra championship point to go along with it. This was also Verstappen’s 50 career podium from 127 race starts.
Reigning World Driver’s Champion Lewis Hamilton could only manage P4 after getting some aerodynamic damage, which he obtained after running over some exit kerbs. The aero damage slowed his progress and allowed both his teammate, Valtteri Bottas and McLaren driver Lando Norris to overtake him. Bottas could hold on to P2 even after Norris was putting pressure on him during the last part of the race.
Norris, who qualified for a career-best 2nd place on Saturday, got awarded Driver of the Day. Norris was in trouble early on in the race after getting a harsh 5-sec penalty for forcing Sergio Perez over the track, after the Red Bull driver had tried overtaking him around turn 4. He served his 5-sec penalty when he got his pit stop done. After that, he was able to catch up with both of the Mercedes drivers, pass Hamilton and get his 4th career podium.
Carlos Sainz had another good week at the Red Bull Ring after managing to get a 5th place finish, one better than last week. Sainz started on the hard tyres for the race because he got free tyre choice after getting 11th place during qualification. That allowed him to run till the 48th lap before he pitted for mediums, after which he was able to overtake three cars before finishing 5th. Behind him, Perez was able to salvage a 6th place finish after the race he had, in which he was forced off track by Norris in the first few laps, which made him lose a few places and then was later penalised twice for doing the same to Charles Leclerc.
Daniel Ricciardo, who had a terrible week last time around the Red Bull Ring finishing 13th, was able to get a solid 7th place finish after some good tyre management during the 2nd half of the race. Behind him, the other Ferrari of Charles Leclerc finished just ahead of Pierre Gasly. Fernando Alonso snatched the last points finish from Geroge Russell and denied him his first points for Williams. Russell was running at 10th place up until the 68th lap of the race before Alonso overtook him. Russell on Saturday became the first Williams driver to qualify for Q3 since Lance Stroll in the 2018 Italian Grand Prix. He got 9th place which is his best for Williams and started from 8th place after Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel got a three-place grid penalty during Saturday’s qualification.
Esteban Ocon was the only non-finisher in the race. After colliding with Antonio Giovinazzi’s Alfa Romeo in the first lap of the race, he had to retire his car. Giovianzzi wasn’t the only Alfa Romeo driver involved in an incident as his teammate Kimi Raikkonen collided with Vettel as they disputed for 12th place.
Did you know?
Max Masters The Ring with Hat-Trick of wins.
A dominant display by the Dutchman sees him claim a clean sweep of wins in the triple-header.