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Yesterday Max Verstappen conquered pole position for the GP of Styria fairly quickly. This gives the Dutchman an excellent opportunity to increase his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the F1 championship.
After his two fastest times in Friday’s practice sessions, Max Verstappen was the big favorite for pole position. Verstappen lived up to that favorite role and captured pole, even though Hamilton seemed to offer some resistance on Saturday with a best time in the last practice session.
The momentum is clearly good at Red Bull, after a brilliant victory a week ago in France, Max Verstappen can do another good thing in the title fight today.
Hamilton has already indicated that there is little chance that he will be able to ‘follow’ Verstappen during the race. The seven-time world champion will therefore mainly want to strike during the start and that start is quite treacherous on the Red Bull Ring: uphill and a blind angled first turn to the right.
Everything in house for a spectacle at the start, appointment at 3 pm when the GP of Styria starts.
1 33 M. Verstappen Red Bull
2 44 L. Hamilton Mercedes
3 4 L. Norris McLaren
4 11 S. Perez Red Bull
5 77 V. Bottas Mercedes +3 Pos, dangerous driving in pit lane
6 10 P. Gasly AlphaTauri
7 16 C. Leclerc Ferrari
8 14 F. Alonso Alpine
9 18 L. Stroll Aston Martin
10 63 G. Russell Williams
11 22 Y. Tsunoda AlphaTauri +3 Pos, hinder Bottas (qualifier)
12 55 C. Sainz Ferrari
13 3 D. Ricciardo McLaren
14 5 S. Vettel Aston Martin
15 99 A. Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
16 6 N. Latifi Williams
17 31 E. Ocon Alpine
18 7 K. Räikkönen Alfa Romeo
19 47 M. Schumacher Haas F1
20 9 N. Mazepin Haas F1
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