Updated: Jul 5
Third Pole in a row for Max Verstappen!!!
Back to Spielberg
Formula-1 is back to the Austrian GP for today's race, last year due to the Pandemic caused by the Covid-19, we had back to back races on the Spielberg Circuit in Austria, that was the 1st round of the Season. This year will not be different, it is the second time in same circuit, but with different tires compounds.
Last Race in Austria 2020
It was the 1st round of the Season and Bottas won it with an exciting ending, having Charles Leclerc in 2nd and Lando Norris from McLaren in 3rd. A little before, Lewis Hamilton bumped with Alex Albon (replay from Brazil GP 2019), so the British driver got a 5 seconds penalty, which caused him in the end to drop from his 2nd position to 4th, although he did everything to cover the gap between him and the drivers behind, it was not enough.
Luck for Lando Norris, not so good for Alex Albon from Redbull at that time, as he could won that race and it would be the first on his F1 career.
Watch the great summary for the race on the link below.
What to expect from Austrian GP 2021?
Max Verstappen starts from the Pole again for the 3rd time in a row, just ahead of Lando Norris in second, the British driver did an excellent Qualifying and stayed just 0.048s behind the Dutch driver.
Sergio Pérez will start in third, also putting the other Red Bull in the top 3, just ahead of Lewis Hamilton in fourth.
Valtteri Bottas will start in fifth, ahead of Pierre Gasly in sixth. The other Alpha Tauri of Yuki Tsunoda will start in seventh, ahead of George Russell in eighth, the Williams is back to the Q3, what does happen since Monza 2018, the British driver made an excellent job and this will be his first time starting in top 10 with the Williams team, well done! He gained one position from Sebastian Vettel, who was penalized with 3 positions, for blocking Alonso's fast race during the Q2, so he will start in eleventh.
Completing the top 10, Lance Stroll in ninth and Carlos Sainz in tenth.
The complete grid start positions can be seen by clicking here.
We hope to see a good race in Austria, please, see the highlight for the Qualifying on the link below.
Schedule for the Grand Prix
Race will light out today, July 4th, 2021 at 3:00 pm local time, 10:00am Brasilia time or 03:00pm Rome and Amsterdam time, or 02:00pm London time, or 09:00pm Taipei time. Let us watch the race in Austria!