Updated: Jun 28
Back to back Pole for Max Verstappen and Red Bull!
Back to Styrian
Formula-1 is back to the Styrian 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, naming this GP as the Styrian, although F1 is racing on the same track. This year will not be different, as on the next weekend, we will have the Austrian GP.
Last Race in Styrian 2020
Syrian was the 2nd race 2020 Season, again in Austria and renamed as Styrian Grand Prix, so we cannot get confused, Lewis Hamilton gave no chance to the competition that day and won for his 85th time in Formula-1, got closer to Michael Schumacher's record, who has the record of 91 victories, a great legend! So Mercedes did 1-2, having Bottas in the 2nd position.
A great finish from Lando Norris in 5th, who passed 3 cars on the last 2 laps of the race, shinning again, McLaren was going strong with some luck at the beginning of that season.
As for the poor Sergio Pérez, our "Checo", he got the front wing damaged at the end, when trying to pass through Alex Albon from Red Bull Racing team, who finished in 4th and he managed to finish in 6th, crossing the line all together with Lance Stroll in 7th and Daniel Riccardo in 8th, separated by milliseconds.
Verstappen in 3rd at the end, suffered a lot with a damaged front wing, so he got passed by Valtteri Bottas, but not before a good fight.
What about the Ferraris? Oh boy, unfortunately there was not much to talk about them that time, as Leclerc collided with his team mate Sebastian Vettel on the first lap and both got retired.
Please, invite you to watch the summary of this nice second round on the link below.
What to expect from Styrian GP 2021?
Max Verstappen starts from the Pole again, together with Red Bull, they had a back to back poles, which does happen to the team since 2013, so it is clear that they are full of power this year with the RB16B car and the battle with Mercedes team will be strong until the end.
Bottas got the second position during the Qualifying, but due to a 3 positions penalty, he will be starting in fifth, so in second we will have Hamilton, just next to the Dutch driver, who will have a better start to be at first in the turn one? We will see today.
In third, Lando Norris, amazing position start for the McLaren driver, just ahead of Sergio Pérez from Red Bull in fourth.
In sixth will be Pierre Gasly, doing a great work with his Alpha Tauri, showing the power of Honda engines, the French driver might give a good surprise this weekend. Just behind him, Charles Leclerc in seventh, having Fernando Alonso next to him in eighth.
Closing the top ten, Lance Stroll in ninth and George Russell in tenth, the biggest surprise, we will have a Williams car in the top starters, this is happening because Yuki Tsunoda, originally qualified in eighth, got a 3 positions penalty, dropping to the eleventh start grid position, we are happy for Russell to have this achievement.
The Mercedes and Red Bull cars, will probably be fighting from beginning to end, the result can be unpredictable, depending on each one strategy and it will be nice to watch a good fight for the Driver's Championship again.
The complete grid start positions can be seen by clicking here.
We hope to see a good race in Styria, please, see the highlight for the Qualifying on the link below.
Schedule for the Grand Prix
Race will light out today, June 27th, 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 Styrian!