September 29, 2023

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Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP in dominant fashion

SPIELBERG, Austria — Formulation One championship leader Max Verstappen received the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, clinching a 3rd straight victory and extending his lead around title rival Lewis Hamilton to 32 points soon after 9 races.

It was Verstappen’s fifth gain of the season as opposed to a few for Hamilton, who dropped down from 2nd put to fourth late on soon after heading as well large on a switch and rolling around a kerb, detrimental one of his tires.

His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas concluded 2nd in advance of McLaren’s Lando Norris, who clinched the fourth podium of his profession on the identical observe the place he secured his very first past yr.

The 2020 major-a few finish produced him the youngest British driver on a podium and 3rd-youngest overall driving Lance Stroll and Verstappen. The extremely-steady Norris is the only driver to have scored points in every race this season.

Hamilton has not received considering the fact that the Spanish GP two months in the past, a dismal streak of five races for the defending winner looking for a history eighth F1 title. All of all those have long gone to Crimson Bull, with Sergio Perez having the other.

This was yet another crushing achievement for Verstappen on at the Crimson Bull ring, his team’s property observe and with thousands of his orange-shirted followers cheering on his fifteenth profession gain. He also received here past weekend at the Styrian GP.

Verstappen clinched his 3rd straight pole on Saturday and bought absent cleanly again for yet another lights-to-flag gain, the way Hamilton has so usually finished.

A good working day for him and his adoring followers was concluded by a reward position for the swiftest lap.

In the meantime, Hamilton’s wait around for a 99th F1 gain proceeds and he will hope for a transform of fortune at the British GP in Silverstone in two weeks’ time.

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