Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings

JUNE 28 Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring

Daniel Ricciardo feared he had been "stitched up" by Red Bull in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday but mustered a smile after talking it through with team boss Christian Horner.

As his rivals fell by the wayside with the problem or via mechanical problems, the Dutchman was free to manage his own race at the head of the field and kept his tyres in check to take his fourth F1 victory, the first for Red Bull at their home circuit.

His team-mate Ricciardo retired with an exhaust problem and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner admitted that prompted concerns over Verstappen's auto.

Max Verstappen managed his tyres and showed his maturity on the way to victory in the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. In full force to fight for the pole moved "Mercedes", "Ferrari", "Red bull", "Haas" and "Renault".

Ricciardo had a much tougher race and required a second pitstop for fresher tyres before eventually retiring.

"Shortly after that we began to see an exhaust crack that was causing gearbox damage, forcing his retirement".

The changes to the aerodynamics of the chassis came a week after Mercedes finally introduced its improved engine, which helped Hamilton to a convincing win at the French GP.

When Hamilton did pit, he came back out in fourth place. "Red Bull and Ferrari are not going to rest on their laurels", he said. "We are all delighted for him". All the races have the same points, but some mean a bit more than others.

"From my side I felt in control, I was driving to the best I could with the vehicle I had and at the end we were struggling a little more than Ferrari with the tyre blistering but we managed to stay ahead".

Horner said the protocol was clear and long-established. So I think you'd have to consider us as an outside contender. But still, the blister could open up and you're really in trouble. "I've got no time left in the tyres", said Hamilton, aware that a straightforward race win was in peril. "He's experienced enough to handle the situation well", said Verstappen. With three laps to go, I was comfortable it wasn't going to happen.

"It [the blistering] wasn't predicted coming into the race, but it is hot today and the load in these last two right corners, they are massive the amount of energy these tyres have to take up around there", Horner told Sky.

A Mercedes strategy error had already handed the lead to Verstappen by then and he responded with a mature drive to the chequered flag as his fans celebrated all around.

"It's really great to see the updates", four-time champion Hamilton said.

Related News:

  • Your Netflix bill could soon increase as new ‘Ultra’ service is revealed

    Your Netflix bill could soon increase as new ‘Ultra’ service is revealed

    A new leak reveals Netflix could be planning to limit its Premium tier to allow just two devices to stream content simultaneously. Some reports have said that Netflix's existing plans might be altered to change how many devices could be used simultaneously.
    Trump Talks with Mexico’s President-Elect on Border, NAFTA

    Trump Talks with Mexico’s President-Elect on Border, NAFTA

    An exit poll by Parmetira had Lopez Obrador winning with between 53 to 59 percent of the vote, far ahead of his two main rivals. O'Grady told Perino that an area where Mexico has lacked progress is in its rule of law, and more specifically law enforcement.
    3 reasons France vs Argentina was the best World Cup game ever

    3 reasons France vs Argentina was the best World Cup game ever

    Argentina got blown out by Croatia , 3-0, and fans feared Messi's squad wouldn't get out of the Group Stage. When Argentina and France met, the big question was how Argentine superstar Lionel Messi would perform.
  • U.S. to stop encouraging race as factor in school admissions

    U.S. to stop encouraging race as factor in school admissions

    As Peter Wood said at the time , the guidance documents "seem to sanction common university practices which circumvent the law". And in the final year of Barack Obama's presidency, the Supreme Court vindicated his administration's position.
    England wins first ever World Cup shootout to reach quarters

    England wins first ever World Cup shootout to reach quarters

    England's Jos Buttler shared a video as the team watched the match in the dressing room yesterday. 'WORLD CUP SHOCK. We've shown incredible resilience to come back from huge disappointment at the final whistle.
    Zanetti:

    Zanetti: "Ronaldo To Juventus? It Doesn't Concern Me"

    A deal worth €30m-a-year for four seasons was tabled by Agnelli to Ronaldo - a clear €5m-a-year more than what Real have offered. Portuguese newspaper " A Bola " also led with a report that talks are underway.
  • Trump's Tweet on Deal With Saudi King Makes Oil Prices Plummet

    Trump's Tweet on Deal With Saudi King Makes Oil Prices Plummet

    The move lower is attributable to Saudi Arabia's willingness to increase demand at the request of US President Donald Trump . This was due to outages around the world from Libya to Canada and Venezuela are keeping priced elevated. "Of course.
    England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

    England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

    Kane's strike also sees the 24-year-old match Lionel Messi's total record of World Cup goals , on his debut at the tournament. Two years later, England's World Cup ended in the same fashion. "It was a tremendous blow", he told Mundo Deportivo.
    Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

    Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

    Artem Dzyuba equalised from a penalty for the hosts three minutes before halftime after Gerard Pique handled in the area. Heading into this year's World Cup many pundits were tipping them to repeat their heroics once again.
  • Ko surges into contention with strong second round at KPMG

    Ko surges into contention with strong second round at KPMG

    In regulation, Park was trailing Ryu by one stroke at 10-under, when she almost put her second shot into water short of the green. Ryu was able to increase her lead to two shots with a birdie on the same hole, but her tee shot on the 17th went into the water.
    Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

    Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

    Last time in Sochi, he scored a hat-trick against Spain in what was one of Russia World Cup's most spectacular match. Oscar Tabarez, the Uruguay coach, praised the dedication of the players showed on the pitch.
    Trump orders USA  flags lowered to honour slain journalists

    Trump orders USA flags lowered to honour slain journalists

    When the Laurel, Maryland, resident, was taken into custody, he refused to identify himself to police or cooperate. Ramos acted alone and drove a rental vehicle to the newspaper office, police said.


Most liked

Merkel, Seehofer reach last-minute compromise on migration to avert crisis
Merkel needs the CSU deputies in parliament to maintain her majority in the three-way coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD). Top CSU officials had said they wanted to stay in government with Mrs Merkel's CDU.

Bridge Collapses At Mumbai’s Andheri Station Due To Incessant Rain, Commuters Stranded
The Commissioner of Railway Safety will investigate the incident which has triggered a blame-game between the WR and the BMC. In a tweet, Mumbai Police said the trains on Western line were affected, with traffic below the bridge stopped for now.

Gmail and other services let third parties read users' emails
And once they've finished using the service, they may not remember that they gave a developer ongoing access to read their emails. Because many of these apps increase the functionality of your Gmail , Thompson doesn't think Google should do away with them.

Oil falls amid rising Saudi output, Asian economic slowdown
The White House later walked back the president's comments, saying the king said his country can raise oil production if needed. Iran will use various methods to prevent a possible reduction in its oil exports after re-imposition of the US sanctions.