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Styrian GP (2021)

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25 Jun - 27 Jun
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Revealed: The Red Bull F1 updates that left Mercedes on the backfoot

Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s dominance at Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix has left rival Lewis Hamilton in no doubts that his team desperately needs some updates.

FIA would have investigated Bottas F1 pitlane spin without complaint

The FIA race stewards would have investigated Valtteri Bottas’s pitlane spin in Styrian GP practice even without McLaren’s public complaint, according to Formula 1 race director Michael Masi.

Ricciardo: F1 power unit glitch was "disheartening"

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says the power unit issue that caused him to tumble out of the points in the Styrian GP was "disheartening" after making a lightning start at the Red Bull Ring.

Sainz explains F1 "strange scenario" of unlapping himself in Styria

Carlos Sainz said Ferrari had to message Mercedes to get around the "strange scenario" of having to unlap himself against Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix.

Why Russell should remain upbeat despite ‘hurt’ of Styria DNF

George Russell may have been feeling “hurt” after his heartbreaking retirement in Styria, but there are plenty of reasons for the Williams Formula 1 driver to remain upbeat.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Styrian GP

Max Verstappen and Red Bull continued to crank up the pressure on Mercedes with a dominant display at the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix. Motorsport.com picks apart the key talking points from the first weekend of the Austrian double-header, with Mercedes still searching for answers, Ferrari’s unexpected form reversal and scrutiny on the latest rules clampdown

Styrian Grand Prix driver ratings

The Styrian GP was a weekend dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, as others showed resurgence after key mistakes, while a couple of drivers were denied the chance to demonstrate their full potential. Here’s the driver ratings from the first race of the Red Bull Ring double-header which features two maximum scores

How Red Bull reversed an old Mercedes advantage in the Styrian GP

With Red Bull toppling Mercedes at another one of the Black Arrows strongholds, momentum is truly with it and Max Verstappen in the 2021 Formula 1 world title fight. But what became clear at the Styrian Grand Prix is Red Bull now also holds a key strength once possessed by its rival that could be pivotal in the championship chase

Mercedes investigating if "wacky" set-up led to Styria struggles

Mercedes is set to investigate if opting for a “wacky” set-up direction with its Formula 1 car contributed to its defeat to Red Bull in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Verstappen explains brief brake issue during Styrian GP Styrian GP
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Verstappen explains brief brake issue during Styrian GP

Max Verstappen has explained the brake issue that briefly emerged during his dominant Formula 1 victory in Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix.

Red Bull warned over Verstappen's F1 victory burnout Styrian GP
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Red Bull warned over Verstappen's F1 victory burnout

Red Bull has been warned by the FIA that a repeat of Max Verstappen’s victory celebration burnout as he took the chequered flag at Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix will not be tolerated again.

F1 Styrian Grand Prix race results: Verstappen beats Hamilton Styrian GP
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F1 Styrian Grand Prix race results: Verstappen beats Hamilton

Max Verstappen won the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday, the eighth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season, to extend his points lead over Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who finished a distant second.

Leclerc's Styrian GP charge "one of my best performances" in F1

Charles Leclerc says his charge from near the back of field to finish seventh in the Styrian Grand Prix was one of his best showings in Formula 1.

Wolff: F1 title race isn’t over despite end to Mercedes development Styrian GP
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Wolff: F1 title race isn’t over despite end to Mercedes development

Toto Wolff believes the Formula 1 title race is “far from over” despite Mercedes’ decision to stop developing its 2021 car as it sticks to its resource plan for 2022.

Bottas: Mercedes pitted early to capitalise on slow Perez stop Styrian GP
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Bottas: Mercedes pitted early to capitalise on slow Perez stop

Valtteri Bottas has revealed Mercedes pitted him early in Sunday’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix to capitalise on Sergio Perez’s slow stop for Red Bull, helping him secure third place.

Hamilton: Impossible to keep up with Verstappen in ‘lonely’ Styrian GP Styrian GP
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Hamilton: Impossible to keep up with Verstappen in ‘lonely’ Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton found it “impossible” to keep up with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix, leaving him unsure where Mercedes is losing time to Red Bull.

Styrian GP: Verstappen cruises to win ahead of Hamilton Styrian GP
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Styrian GP: Verstappen cruises to win ahead of Hamilton

Max Verstappen dominated Formula 1's 2021 Styrian Grand Prix to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Red Bull Ring, with Valtteri Bottas taking third ahead of Sergio Perez.

Russell rues "typical" bad luck after Styrian GP retirement Styrian GP
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Russell rues "typical" bad luck after Styrian GP retirement

George Russell called it "typical" to hit bad luck when chasing his maiden Formula 1 points finish for Williams after a power unit issue forced him to retire in Styria.

The Styrian GP as it happened

Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's Styrian Grand Prix

Russell: Set-up direction change has helped lift Williams F1 form

George Russell says a change in set-up direction has improved the one-lap pace of his Williams Formula 1 car, despite an ongoing focus on improving race performance.

Ocon: Alpine probing causes of recent F1 qualifying slump

Esteban Ocon says Alpine will investigate whether recent updates and changes made to his Formula 1 car are the cause of a slump in his qualifying performances.

The "curveball" offered by F1's mid-season change of Pirelli tyres

What impact will Pirelli’s new Formula 1 rear tyres have if as planned they are introduced at the British GP next month?

Ferrari puzzled by DRS zone deficit at Styrian GP

Charles Leclerc says his Ferrari Formula 1 team was left puzzled by a loss of pace in the Red Bull Ring's DRS zones during qualifying for the Styrian GP.

Governing F1 via technical directives 'not right' - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur has criticised the FIA’s recent clampdown on pitstops, saying that governing Formula 1 using technical directives is “not the right way”.

Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to the Red Bull Ring this weekend as part of its Austrian double header. Here's how you can watch the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole for Styrian GP Styrian GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole for Styrian GP

Max Verstappen took pole position for the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring for Red Bull Racing on Saturday, the eighth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Lewis Hamilton: Jumping queue before last Q3 lap backfired Styrian GP
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Lewis Hamilton: Jumping queue before last Q3 lap backfired

Lewis Hamilton says jumping ahead of several cars preparing for their final laps in Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix qualifying "definitely" backfired and left him "no hope" of improving.

Ricciardo mystified by lack of qualifying pace in Styrian GP

Daniel Ricciardo was left struggling to find an explanation after qualifying only 13th for the Styrian GP, nine places behind McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris.

Verstappen: Engineer "fired me up" for Styrian F1 pole lap

Max Verstappen reckons his Red Bull Formula 1 engineer being "upset" at his late Q2 tactics "fired me up" to secure Styrian Grand Prix pole on his first Q3 lap.

Bottas calls Styrian GP pitlane spin penalty "quite harsh"

Valtteri Bottas called his Formula 1 grid penalty for spinning in the pitlane "quite harsh" after McLaren's complaint, saying that "everyone is always trying to screw you over".

Tsunoda receives grid drop for blocking Bottas in Styria Q3

Yuki Tsunoda has received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Verstappen would 'print out' proof Red Bull gains not down to engine

Max Verstappen wants to "print out" proof that Red Bull's straight-line speed gains are down to its rear wing set-up to stop questions about his Formula 1 engine.

Lewis Hamilton doubts Mercedes has raw pace to pass Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton doubts Mercedes has the "raw pace" to overtake Red Bull in Sunday's Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix after being beaten to pole by Max Verstappen.

Styrian GP: Verstappen beats Bottas, Hamilton to pole Styrian GP
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Styrian GP: Verstappen beats Bottas, Hamilton to pole

Max Verstappen took pole position for Formula 1's 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, who made a mistake on his final Q3 lap.

Styrian GP qualifying as it happened

Minute-by-minute updates for Formula 1's FP3 and qualifying sessions for the Styrian GP

Styrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in final practice

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton topped final practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. 

Horner: Hamilton's Red Bull F1 theories not based on 'reality'

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says some of the theories about his Formula 1 car thrown around by Lewis Hamilton are far from ‘reality’.

Styrian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 travels to the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend for the Styrian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the qualifying session on Saturday.

The continuing trends that should sustain F1's title fight at the Styrian GP

A year on from Formula 1's Austria double-header, the championship returns to the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix. Last year's race set the tone for Mercedes' continued dominance, but this year's offering so far leans into the current trends of a battle royale between F1's frontguard teams...

Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull looking "really hard to beat" in Styria F1

Lewis Hamilton believes that Red Bull will be “really hard to beat” in this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix after trailing Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Friday’s practice sessions.

Styrian GP: Best Formula 1 technical images from Friday

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Grand Prix F1 practice results: Verstappen dominates in Styria

World Championship leader Max Verstappen dominated the opening day of Styrian Grand Prix practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday, the eighth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Haas only discovered Schumacher's F1 seat issues from his mother

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner has revealed that he only found out about Mick Schumacher’s ‘crooked’ seat position after hearing about it from the German youngster’s mum.

Bottas hit with Styrian GP grid penalty for pitlane incident

Valtteri Bottas has been handed a three-place grid penalty for this weekend's Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix after his pitlane spin in second practice on Friday.

Mercedes summoned to stewards over Bottas F1 pitlane spin

Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes are set to meet with the Formula 1 race stewards after a bizarre spin in the pitlane during second practice for the Styrian Grand Prix.

Styrian GP: Verstappen outpaces Ricciardo, Ocon in FP2

Max Verstappen led second practice for the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix on Friday afternoon after title rival Lewis Hamilton lost his best time to a track limits breach.

Styrian GP practice as it happened

Follow all the action from the Styrian Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Styrian GP: Verstappen fastest in FP1 ahead of Gasly, Hamilton

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in first practice for Formula 1's 2021 Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Pierre Gasly and the Mercedes drivers, led by Lewis Hamilton.

Styrian GP: Latest F1 technical developments direct from pitlane

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Brown: Lando Norris "as fast as anyone on the grid" in F1

Zak Brown believes that McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris is “as fast as anyone on the grid” at the moment, acting as a “great bar” for new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Lewis Hamilton: Talks with Mercedes over new F1 contract are underway Styrian GP
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Lewis Hamilton: Talks with Mercedes over new F1 contract are underway

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that talks with Mercedes over a new Formula 1 contract are underway, saying discussions have been “positive” so far.

Sergio Perez hopes Red Bull F1 contract talks "don’t take too long"

Sergio Perez hopes that talks over a new Red Bull Formula 1 contract “don’t take too long” and that negotiations will go “very smoothly” after a strong start working together.

Verstappen: Past F1 success in Austria no guarantee of 2021 wins

Max Verstappen believes that Red Bull's previous record in Austria acts as no guarantee of success in 2021 as he bids to extend his Formula 1 championship lead.

Valtteri Bottas opens up over Mercedes F1 relationship Styrian GP
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Valtteri Bottas opens up over Mercedes F1 relationship

Valtteri Bottas says it is “completely false” to think his relationship with Mercedes has become broken after his feisty radio message at the Formula 1 French Grand Prix.

Schumacher sitting in a "crooked position" in Haas F1 car

Mick Schumacher has revealed that he has been “sitting in a crooked position” in his Haas Formula 1 car since the beginning of the 2021 season. 

Gravel moved closer to the track at Red Bull Ring’s Turn 6

The Red Bull Ring's Turn 6 has been modified ahead of the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix with gravel brought closer to the track edge and sausage kerbs removed.

2021 Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 travels to Austria this weekend for the first of the two races at the Red Bull Ring. Here's the full schedule for the Styrian Grand Prix.