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After the snoozefest that was Paul Ricard, the Austrian Grand Prix needed to give us that hit of adrenaline – and it did.
Are you watching, are you watching, are you watching Paul Ricard? Because the Austrian Grand Prix was bloody awesome.
On a day when kerb-climbing was all the rage, Lance Stroll showed his rivals how it should – or in this case should not – be done.
Cue the cheers, the French Grand Prix is over and done, now Formula 1 heads for the Red Bull Ring and the Austrian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen, and Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel reflect on a chaotic Austrian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen won in Austria with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel behind. Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen gave Haas P4 and P5.
Both Force India and Sauber got double points finishes in Austria, with Fernando Alonso taking his McLaren to P8. Toro Rosso missed out on the top ten.
Mercedes had a double retirement, with Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault also breaking down. Carlos Sainz finished the race, as did both Williams cars.
Four drivers, Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc, Brendon Hartley and Fernando Alonso, have been penalised ahead of the Austrian GP with the latter starting from the pit lane.
Sebastian Vettel will start the Austrian Grand Prix from P6 on the grid after being found guilty of blocking Carlos Sainz in Q2.
Robert Kubica may not be ingratiating himself with his bosses after telling journalists that the best thing about the FW41 is the “livery.”
Max Verstappen has said Red Bull’s qualifying tactics were “very simple” as it was Daniel Ricciardo’s turn to repay the favour with a tow.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has tried to clear up the Red Bull qualifying policy after Daniel Ricciardo said it was “not fair” in Austria.
Lewis Hamilton is not expecting many overtaking opportunities at the Austrian Grand Prix despite the introduction of a third DRS zone.
Valtteri Bottas has stated that nobody is more “hungry” for a race victory after landing his first pole position of the 2018 season.
Fernando Alonso has explained why ran very wide at the final corner which ended all hope of him reaching Q3 at the Red Bull Ring.
Daniel Ricciardo cut a frustrated figure in the paddock after qualifying P7 for the Austrian Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen will start the Austrian Grand Prix from P3 on Sunday, and the Finn is hoping that the team has a “stronger day on Sunday”.
Romain Grosjean qualified in P5 for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, splitting the two Red Bulls at their home race.
Sergio Perez has said it was a “massive surprise” to see himself be one of the victims of Q1 ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas claimed Mercedes fourth successive Austrian Grand Prix pole, heading the Brackley squad’s front row lock out.
Mercedes locked out the front row, while Sebastian Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for blocking. Daniel Ricciardo starts from P7, behind a Haas.
Haas qualified P6 and P8, while both Renaults made the top 10. Force India and Toro Rosso came next, but also both lost one car after Q1 as well.
All three teams saw one car eliminated from Q1, with the other out in Q2. Charles Leclerc was P13, but will start from P18 after a gearbox change.
Valtteri Bottas took pole from Lewis Hamilton by less than 0.02s, while Sebastian Vettel qualified P3, but starts P6 after a penalty for blocking Carlos Sainz in Q2.
Sauber driver and talk of the town Charles Leclerc is set to drop five grid places from his qualifying position at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel edged Lewis Hamilton as Ferrari upped the pace in final practice, a session in which Max Verstappen’s Renault engine left him stranded on the side of the track.
Renault have played down talk of a “party mode” engine boost at this weekend’s Austrian GP, saying it is not in the same league as that of Mercedes’.
Pierre Gasly has revealed Charlie Whiting told the teams if they want to run the kerbs in Austria, they need to make stronger wings, after Toro Rosso broke three on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes engineers that he would like more upgrades, after they brought a new-look W09 to Austria this weekend.