F1 results: Timings from the Austrian Grand Prix

Thomas Maher
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen leads into Turn 1 at the Austrian Grand Prix. Spielberg, July 2023. Time penalties

Red Bull's Max Verstappen leads into Turn 1 at the Austrian Grand Prix. Spielberg, July 2023.

Check out the complete results from the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix, which was held at the Red Bull Ring.

Max Verstappen has taken a dominant win at the Red Bull Ring, having had to weather a strategic battle with the Ferrari drivers.

Leading off the starting grid, Verstappen set about establishing an early lead in his Red Bull as the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz tried their best to keep up – the Spaniard appearing to have more initial pace than his teammate, but unable to find a way past.

A Virtual Safety Car was deployed to cover Nico Hulkenberg’s retirement when the Haas expired at Turn 4, with the Ferraris opting to pit for fresh tyres under the slower pace.

Verstappen opted not to pit, losing position to both Ferraris when he pitted at half distance. He quickly caught back up on Sainz and retook second place, before setting off after the leading Leclerc and taking the lead again.

From there, he established a 24-second lead by Lap 69, pitting once again in order to take on fresh tyres and take the fastest lap point to take maximum points from his race after popping in a 1:07.012 on the final lap.

Leclerc took a comfortable second place, with Sergio Perez coming out on top of a terrific scrap with Carlos Sainz to take the final podium place.

Track limits were the biggest topic of the day, with several drivers being slapped with five-second penalties. These included Sainz and initial seventh-place finisher Lewis Hamilton – the seven-time World Champion’s team boss Toto Wolff having to get on the team radio in order to instruct his driver to “just drive” as Hamilton appeared to get distracted by the penalty as he groused about others.

Lando Norris put in a tremendous drive in his upgraded McLaren to finish what was going to be fifth, but with a plethora of further track limit violations confirmed after the race by the stewards, following an Aston Martin protest, it meant the final order behind the top three was to shift around.

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F1 Results: 2023 Austrian Grand Prix (Classification):

1. Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari
3. Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing
4. Lando Norris McLaren
5. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
6. Carlos Sainz Ferrari
7. George Russell Mercedes
8. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
9. Lance Stroll Aston Martin
10. Pierre Gasly Alpine
11. Alex Albon Williams
12. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
13. Logan Sargeant Williams
14. Esteban Ocon Alpine
15. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
16. Oscar Piastri McLaren
17. Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri
18. Kevin Magnussen Haas
19. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Nico Hulkenberg Haas DNF

2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship standings after Austrian Grand Prix

1. Max Verstappen – 229 points
2. Sergio Perez – 148
3. Fernando Alonso – 131
4. Lewis Hamilton – 106
5. Carlos Sainz – 82
6. Charles Leclerc – 72
7. George Russell – 72
8. Lance Stroll – 44
9. Esteban Ocon – 31
10. Lando Norris – 24
11. Pierre Gasly – 16
12. Nico Hulkenberg – 9
13. Alex Albon – 7
14. Oscar Piastri – 5
15. Valtteri Bottas – 5
16. Zhou Guanyu – 4
17. Yuki Tsunoda – 2
18. Kevin Magnussen – 2
19. Logan Sargeant – 0
20. Nyck de Vries – 0

2023 F1 Constructors’ Championship standings after the Austrian Grand Prix

1. Red Bull Racing – 377 points
2. Mercedes – 178
3. Aston Martin – 175
4. Ferrari – 154
5. Alpine – 47
6. McLaren – 29
7. Haas – 11
8. Alfa Romeo – 9
9. Williams – 7
10. AlphaTauri – 2